Get your popcorn ready. Starting in June, both San Francisco and Oakland will be hosting a series of free, outdoor movie screenings each month throughout the summer and early fall.
SF’s premiere outdoor film series, Film Night in the Park, will be showing six films across three locations, including three showtimes at Dolores Park. Oakland’s waterfront screenings will take place on Thursday nights in Jack London Square. Both San Francisco and Oakland will host separate screenings of romantic comedy The Devil Wears Prada and beloved, action sci-fi hit Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. See below for the complete schedule at both locations
In SF, all movies begin at dusk on Saturday nights, and are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Participants should consider picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs. Blankets and cozy sweaters are preferred, as summer nights can get chilly.
San Francisco 2016 Film Schedule
June 11 @ Dolores Park – Pitch Perfect
July 23 @ Union Square – Finding Nemo
August 13 @ Dolores Park – The Goonies
August 27 @ Washington Square Park – Lost in Translation
September 10 @ Union Square – The Devil Wears Prada
September 24 @ Dolores Park – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Across the Bay in Oakland, six additional screenings will take place on Thursday nights located on the Ferry Lawn in Jack London Square. Pre-film festivities start at 8pm, offering including small eats, trivia and giveaways, and the movies begin at 9pm.
Oakland Film Schedule
June 9 – Jurassic World
June 23 – The Devil Wears Prada
July 7 – Ghostbusters
July 21 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
August 4 – East Side Sushi
August 18 – The Pursuit of Happyness
Since 2003, Film Night in San Francisco has seen attendance of more than 125,000 people. The event is produced by the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic movie theaters. They believe that historic theaters contribute to the unique character of neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life of SF residents.