Outdoor movies in the park are popping up all over the Bay Area. Just about everyone in California is looking to cut their costs without sacrificing family time, and this is a perfect opportunity to do just that. Most of these screenings are family-friendly favorites that kids and adults with both enjoy. And even better: these outdoor cinema screenings are free or way cheap. Located in three different cities, there is sure to be a movie in the park near you.
Pleasanton's "Free Movies in the Park":
"School of Rock" will be screening on Aug. 6 in Delucchi Park, followed by Raiders of the Lost Ark on Aug. 20. The park opens to the public at 4 p.m., screening time is approximately 8:30 p.m. The outdoor movie is free - plus free popcorn, courtesy of Thriving Ink.
Walnut Creek's "Movies Under the Stars":
Kung Fu Panda will be the outdoor film shown on Aug. 15 at Heather Farm Park, Ballfield #1. Marley & Me will be shown on Sept. 12. Films will begin at dusk and this outdoor cinema is another freebie.
Oakland - Fourth Friday Music & Movies"
Oakland's Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate hosts Fourth Friday Music & Movies. They'll be screening A Little Princess on Aug. 28, and Finding Neverland on Sept. 25. Gates open at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk. It's $5 per person, which is still better than taking your whole family to the movie theater! And who doesn't love watching outdoor movies under the stars? It's a steal.