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SF Bay Area offers outdoor flicks

Summer time is when moviegoers flock to the cineplex to check out the newest Hollywood blockbusters. Nevertheless it’s additionally a good time to vary up the routine, chill and catch a flick within the great outdoor, beneath the celebs.

Luckily, the Bay Area offers quite a few opportunities to do exactly that — in a park, on a seashore, at a vineyard. What follows is a partial rundown of such summertime choices.

For many places, you’ll need to convey your personal chairs, blankets and perhaps a flashlight. Gown for cooler weather after the solar goes down. Until otherwise famous, admission is free.


What: 2019 Starlight Films within the Park

The place: Alameda Point Multi-Objective Subject and Leydecker Area Bay Farm Island

When: Roughly 8:15 p.m. selected Fridays, June-September

Details: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-movie games and crafts for the youngsters. Barbecue grills, alcohol and pets aren’t permitted.

The films (and parks): June 21 — “Trolls” (Alameda Point); July 26 — “Zootopia” (Alameda Level); Sept. 6 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Leydecker Subject).

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What: Films in the Park

The place: Numerous city parks

When: Selected Fridays and Saturdays, July 6-Sept. 7 (occasions differ).

Details: Pre-screening choices embrace activities tied into that night time’s film (i.e.: Dance classes for “Dirty Dancing”; Hawaiian eats for “Lilo & Stitch”). Most of the events may also supply play-time options for teenagers, akin to a bounce citadel and rock-climbing wall.

The films (and parks): July 6 — “The Wizard of Oz” (Creekside Park); July 12 — “Dirty Dancing” (Jollyman Park); July 20 — “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” (City Middle Amphitheater); July 26 — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Three Oaks Park); Aug. 9 — “Incredibles 2” (Memorial Park Amphitheater). Aug. 16 — “Mary Poppins Returns” (Memorial Park Amphitheater); Aug. 23 — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Memorial Park Amphitheater); Aug. 30 — “Lilo & Stitch” (Wilson Park);  Aug. 31 — “Searching for Bobby Fischer” (Creekside Park); Sept. 6 — “Shazam!” (Portal Park); Sept. 7 — “3 Idiots” (Library Area).

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What: Moonlight Films on the City Inexperienced

The place: City Green, 400 Front St.

When: eight:30 p.m. every different Friday, June 14-Aug. 9

Particulars: Youngsters crafts and activities start at 6:30 p.m. Films are family-friendly (“Black Panther” has a PG-13 score).

The films: June 14 — “Little Giants”; June 28 — “Bolt”; July 12 — “Black Panther”; July 26 — “Mary Poppins”; Aug. 9 — “Incredibles 2.”

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What: Picnic Flix

Where: Emerald Inexperienced Park

When: 8:30 p.m, chosen Fridays, June-August.

Particulars: Visitors are restricted to low-back, beach-style chairs and/or blankets (Friends requiring commonplace chairs might sit in designated areas). Meals and snacks out there for buy.

The films: June 14 — “Tarzan”; July 26 — “Coco”; Aug. 30 — “Incredibles 2.”

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Hayward and neighborhood

What: Outdoor Film Nights

Where: Numerous locales

When: At dusk, selected Fridays and Saturdays, June 28-Sept. 6

Particulars: Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with music, local distributors and a “mobile recreation” program.

The films (and locales): June 28 — “Hotel Transylvania 3” (Hayward Metropolis Corridor Plaza); July 20 — “Small Foot” (San Lorenzo Theatre); Aug. 16 —“Incredibles 2” (Adobe Park); Sept. 6 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Meek Property park).

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What: Millbrae Goes to the Films

The place: Central Park, 478 Lincoln Circle

When: Nightfall, third Thursday of the month

Particulars: Festivities start at 6 p.m. with games and meals vans.

The films: June 21 — “Wonder”; July 19 — “Dumbo.” (Different movies TBA).

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Mill Valley

What: Films within the Park

Where: Previous Mill Park and Pals Area

When: At nightfall (eight p.m. – 8:30 p.m.), the second Friday of the month, July-October

Other details: Popcorn and sweet is bought on-site; Patrons inspired to convey their very own drinks and flash lights.

The films (and parks): July 12 — “Where the Wild Things Are” (Previous Mill Park); Aug. 9 — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Previous Mill Park); Sept. 13 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Buddies Subject); Oct. 11 — “Coraline” (Previous Mill park).

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Mountain View

What: Summer time Outdoor Film Night time Collection

The place: Numerous parks across the metropolis

When: eight:30 p.m. Friday nights, July by way of mid-August

Other particulars: The collection is co-sponsored by the Metropolis of Mountain View Recreation Division and Youth Advisory Committee.

The movies (and parks): July 12 — “Incredibles 2” (Cuesta Park); July 19 — “Smallfoot” (Sylvan Park); July 26 — “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” (Stevenson Park); Aug. 2 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Eagle Park); Aug. 9 — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Whisman Park); Aug. 16 — “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse” (Rengstorff Park).

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What: 2019 Waterfront Flicks

The place: Ferry Lawn, Jack London Sq.

When: 6 p.m. every other Thursday, June 27-Sept. 5

Details: Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early for pre-film festivities, including trivia and prize giveaways and good eats.

The films: June 27 — “Crazy Rich Asians”; July 11 — “A Star Is Born”; July 25 — “Bohemian Rhapsody; Aug. eight — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”; Aug. 22 — “Black Panther”; Sept. 5 — “Mary Poppins Returns.”

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Redwood City

What: Films on the Square

The place:  Courthouse Sq., 2200 Broadway.

When: Sunset, Thursdays June 6-Aug. 29 (Besides July 4).

Details: A restricted variety of chairs and tables are available. There’s a small on-site snack bar and take-out meals is on the market from close by eateries.

The movies: June 13 — “Angels in the Outfield”; June 20 — “Avengers: Infinity War”; June 27 — “Despicable Me”;  July 11 — “Crazy Rich Asians”;  July 18 — “Sweet Home Alabama”; July 25 — “Bumblebee”; Aug. 1 — “Incredibles 2”; Aug. 8 — “Bohemian Rhapsody”; Aug. 15 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet”; Aug. 22 — “Forrest Gump”; Aug. 29 — “Captain Marvel.”

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San Jose

What: In the Park After Dark Film Nights

Where: Numerous county parks

When: Dusk (eight:30-9:15 p.m.), selected Fridays and Saturdays, June 1-Sept. 7

Details: $6 parking payment to enter the parks. Food vendor obtainable. No pets permitted. Santa Clara County Parks also holds a handful of screenings in parks outdoors of San Jose, together with Milpitas (Ed Levin), Watsonville (Mt. Madonna) and Los Gatos (Vasona).

The films (and parks): June 15 — “Madagascar 3” (Santa Teresa); June 21 — “Aquaman” (Martial Cottle); July 12 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Santa Teresa); July 19 — “Incredibles 2” (Hellyer); Aug. 10 — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Santa Teresa); Aug. 17 — “The House With a Clock in its Walls” (Martial Cottle); Aug. 30 — “Dumbo” (Hellyer); Sept. 7 — “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

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Santa Cruz

What: Films on the Seashore

Where: Santa Cruz Seashore Boardwalk

When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19-Aug. 14

Details: The collection fittingly opens with “The Lost Boys” (1987), filmed in Santa Cruz. Films are usually family oriented and every includes a 15-minute intermission. Smoking isn’t permitted on the seashore or boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the seashore.

The films: June 19 — “The Lost Boys”; June 26 — “School of Rock”; July three — “The Sandlot”; July 10 — “Jurassic Park”; July 17 — “Book of Life”; July 24 — “The Outsiders”; July 31 — “The Wedding Singer”; Aug. 7 — “Bumblebee”; Aug. 14 — “The Goonies.”

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Santa Rosa

What: “Cinematic Masterpieces: A Starlit Summer Movie Series”

Where: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St. Screenings held on the lodge’s again lawn.

When: 8 p.m. on four Friday nights — June 14, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.

Different particulars: Free for lodge visitors and native residents, age 21 and over. The venue opens at 7 p.m. Specifically ready food gadgets (impressed by the film of the night time), wine, and cocktails can be found for purchase. Blankets can be found for lodge friends to borrow. Locals are inspired to deliver their very own.

The films: June 14 — “The Godfather”; July 19 — “Blade Runner”; Aug. 16 — “American Graffiti”; Sept. 20 — “Apocalypse Now.”

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What: 10th Annual Stars Underneath the Stars Film Pageant

The place: St. Francis Vineyard & Vineyards, 100 Pythian Street, Santa Rosa

When: Tuesday nights, July 9-30

Details: Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a pre-show live performance. Admission and popcorn are complimentary. Wines and snacks obtainable for buy. Screenings held on the garden outdoors the property’s tasting room. Pets not permitted.

The movies: July 9 — “The Italian Job”; July 19 — “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”; July 23 — “La La Land”; July 30 — “The Goonies.”

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St. Helena

What: Sunset Cinema 2019

The place: Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Principal St. Films are screened on the property’s Nice Lawn, towards the backdrop of a redwood grove.

When: Venue opens at 6:30 p.m. third Friday of July, August and September

Details: Admission is $10. Consisting of three films, the collection is a collaboration between the vineyard and the Napa Valley Film Pageant. Wine and food obtainable for purchase. Friends can take pleasure in stay music earlier than the screenings. Key principals from the films will participate in Q&A periods.

The films: July 19 — “Pick of the Litter”; Aug. 16 — “Cold Brook”; Sept. 20 — “Summer ’03.”

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San Anselmo

What: Films in Creek Park

The place: Creek Park, 249 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

When: eight:15 p.m. Saturdays via Oct. 26. (Fall dates will probably be earlier).

Particulars: Seating begins round 7 p.m., with pre-movie slide show; movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 p.m.; nightly raffle at 8 p.m.

The movies: June 15 — “50 First Dates”; June 22 — “Tangled”; June 29 — “A League of their Own”; July 6 — “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”; July 15 — “Maverick”; July 20 — “A Streetcar named Desire”; Aug. 3 — “Much Ado About Nothing”; Aug. 10 — “Transformers”; Aug. 17 — “The Wizard of Oz”; Aug. 24 — “Mamma Mia!”; Aug. 30 — “Rocky”; Sept. 7 — “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”; Sept. 14 — “James Bond 007 in the Living Daylight”; Sept. 21 — “Willow”; Sept. 28 — “Jurassic Park”; Oct. 5 — “Chronicles of Narnia’; Oct. 12 — “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”; Oct. 19 — “Captain Marvel”; Oct. 26 —“Beetlejuice.”

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San Rafael

What: Movie Nights in the Park

The place: Numerous parks

When: Nightfall, Thursday nights, July 11-Aug. 8

The films (and parks): July 11 — “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” (Victor James Park); July 18 — “Incredibles 2” (Terra Linda Park); July 25 — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” (Pickleweed Park); Aug. 1 — “Up” (Fallkirk Cultural Middle); Aug. eight — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Gerstle Park).

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