10 places to enjoy movies outdoors this summer in Sacramento
This summer in Sacramento, outdoor movies are in.
All season long, a number of parks, museums and other venues around the region will screen classic films, contemporary blockbusters and family-friendly fare from Frozen to Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. All of the screenings begin at sundown and are free, unless otherwise noted. Bring a blanket, gather friends or family and enjoy!
Screen on the Green (Sacramento)
This event, sponsored by councilmember Steve Cohn and Pops in the Park, features Sacto MoFo food trucks from 5-8:30 p.m.
August 2 The Perfect Game (South Natomas Community Park, 2901 Truxel Road)
August 9 The Nut Job (Glenn Hall Park, Sandburg and Carlson Drive)
Courtyard Classic Film Series (Sacramento)
Local film historian and critic Matías Bombal guest hosts these screenings of historic American musicals. Tickets also include a themed art project and museum admission.
July 3 Yankee Doodle Dandy
August 7 Stormy Weather
September 4 Grease
$5-$8. 7 p.m. seating; 8:30 p.m. screening. Crocker Art Museum’s E. Kendell Davis Courtyard. 216 O Street. 808-7000. crockerartmuseum.org
Movie at the Ballpark (Sacramento)
Concessions are available for purchase at this pre-Independence Day celebration, which will show cartoons before the classic American film.
July 3 Angels in the Outfield
Howe Park Softball Field. 2201 Cottage Way. 927-3802. fecrecpark.com
Movies in the Park (Carmichael)
These screenings include free popcorn and shaved ice from The Church on Cypress.
July 11 Monsters University (Mission North Park, 3344 Mission Ave.)
July 18 The Lego Movie (Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave.)
Movie in the Park (Roseville)
Before these movies, pizza, teriyaki, popcorn and snow cones are available for purchase, and pre-show activities include a tie-dyeing booth.
June 28 Frozen (H.C. Elliot Park 1421 Cushendall Dr.)
July 12 WALL-E (Eich Middle School 1509 Sierra Gardens Drive)
July 26 Gravity (Royer Park, 190 Park Dr.)
August 9 The Lego Movie (Crestmont Park, 1500 Champion Oaks Dr.)
August 23 Planes (Fred Festersen Park, 2150 Village Green Dr.)
Dinner at 7:30. 797-2662. rcona.org
Summertime Cinema: Movies on the Promenade (Roseville)
Gourmet churros and snacks from Popcornopolis will be on sale at this event on the Westfield Galleria at Roseville’s Promenade, near Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Starbucks.
June 27 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 11 The Nut Job
July 18 Despicable Me 2
July 25 The Muppets
8:30 p.m. Westfield Galleria at Roseville. 1151 Galleria Blvd. Roseville. 787-2000. westfield.com/galleriaatroseville
Movies in the Park (Fair Oaks)
Before the screenings, the Wonderful Outdoor World bus entertains kids with activities like flag football and jewelry making, and concessions will be available for purchase.
June 20 Frozen
July 18 Despicable Me 2
August 15 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Village Park. 4238 Main Street. Fair Oaks. 966-1036. fairoakspark.org
Natomas at Nite: Movies in the Park
Free popcorn, water and a bike valet are available at this event put on by Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby.
June 27 Monsters University
July 25 Surf’s Up
August 29 Frozen
8 p.m. North Natomas Regional Park. 4989 Natomas Blvd. angeliqueashby.com/natomas-at-nite-2014
Friday Evenings in the Park (Rocklin)
Before the screenings, various vendors and food trucks will be on hand, and entertainment includes the “Rocklin Has Talent” talent show finals in August.
June 27 Frozen
July 18 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
August 8 The Nut Job
August 15 Back to the Future
October 18 Monsters University
Activities start at 6:30 p.m. Johnson-Springview Park. 5480 Fifth Street. Rocklin. 625-5225. rocklin.ca.us/specialevents
Movie Nights in Auburn
Screenings in Auburn are a popular family picnic destination through the end of July.
June 25 Free Birds
June 27 Gravity (21+ event)
July 9 Wreck it Ralph
July 16 Surf’s Up
July 23 Tad the Lost Explorer
July 30 The Nut Job
Plaza at Lincoln Way and Sacramento St. 530-888-1585. oldtownauburnca.com