Things To Do This Summer In San Diego: Outdoor Movie Night


Though the drive-in may be a thing of the past, you can still catch a great movie outside this summer in San Diego. Most of these events are free and feature movies everyone will like. Check out the line-up below, grab a blanket, some snacks, and call your friends. No matter what kind of movies you like you’re sure to find something you will want to attend.

Stone Brewing Company Presents Movie Nights At Liberty Station

Stone Cold Brewing Company has teamed up with Liberty Station to air some great flicks every Tuesday night this summer. Imagine a clear night, a cold Stone IPA, and your favorite movie, what could be better? They recommend arriving early at 5pm to grab a great spot for you and your friends. Check out the schedule below:

August 1, 2017: Pulp Fiction

August 8, 2017: Dazed and Confused

August 15, 2017: Snatch

August 22, 2017: Reservoir Dogs

August 29, 2017: The Princess Bride

Hotel Del Coronado Movies On Del Beach

Airing a mix of cult classics and family favorites, Hotel Del Coronado has put together a great summer movie lineup. They offer some great packages that include everything from beach bonfires to beach chairs to complimentary popcorn. Doors open at 7:00 and movies begin at 8:00. If you want a VIP experience, call them ahead of time for bookings. Check out the schedule below:

July 28, 2017: Finding Dory

August 11, 2017: The Lego Batman Movie

August 19, 2017: Fantastic Beasts

August 25, 2017: Wizard of Oz

September 16, 2017: Back to the Future

Film In The Garden At Balboa Park

If you are more of a film buff than a movie critic, check out San Diego Museum of Art’s Film in the Garden events at Balboa Park. Each week they play a film themed around their current exhibit schedule. The event is free and the movies begin at 8pm. Check out the schedule below:

August 3, 2017: Goya’s Ghosts

August 10, 2017: Picture of Dorian Gray

August 10, 2017: How to Steal a Million

August 17, 2017: Seraphine

August 31, 2017: Midnight in Paris

Pop Up Cinema At Fair@44

Every Wednesday between Fairmont Avenue and 44th Street in City Heights, there’s a pop up movie night. The night starts with live bands at 7pm and dinner provided by international food vendors. So go ahead and make a night of it! Check out the schedule below:

July 26, 2017: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

August 23, 2017: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Also, a short film selected by the Media Arts Center will be featured before each movie.

Summer Movies In The Park

If you are looking for something more family-friendly or in your local area, check out the Summer Movies in the Park schedule hosted at various community parks and recreation centers around the city. You can read the full schedule of events here.