July 11th, 2018

Outdoor Summer Screenings in and Around Marina del Rey

Summer movie magic is back in Marina del Rey with the super fun (and free!) Marina Movie Nights starting this Saturday, July 14th at Burton Chace Park. The first film to hit the big waterfront screen this season is none other than the amazing La La Land—starting at 8 pm sharp. But take our suggestion and get there a couple hours early because there’s even more fun to be had before the film rolls. At 6 pm, the dance-art JAM Sessions will be happening, giving everyone (young and old!) the chance to learn some serious moves and have a lot of fun doing it. The cool thing about the JAM sessions is that each dance relates to the particular night’s movie—so for example, the dance before La La Land will be tap! Kind of nifty, right?

Now that you’re stoked for the JAMs and the movies, let’s get down to the details, shall we? Here’s the film trio planned for Marina Movie Nights this summer—and because we know how much you love the outdoor screening phenomenon, we also have listings for other outdoor movie venues on the Marina’s off nights. Happy summer!

Marina Movie Nights at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey
JAM time: 6 pm • Movie begins: 8 pm • Price: FREE
Dogs allowed!

July 14th: La La Land (plus Tap JAM)
July 28th: Dirty Dancing (plus Tango JAM)
August 11th: Grease (plus Swing JAM)


Beach Movie Nights at Dockweiler Youth Center in Playa del Rey
Movie begins: 8 pm • Kid-friendly movies • Price: FREE

July 13th: Coco
July 20th: The Incredibles
July 27th: Cars 3
August 3rd: The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature
August 10th: Wreck-It Ralph
August 17th: Despicable Me
August 24th: Up
August 31st: Peter Rabbit


Street Food Cinema at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City
Live Music: 6:30 pm • Movie begins: 8:30 pm • Prices: Vary—See website for details
No doggies allowed.

August 18th: Black Panther


Street Food Cinemas at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades
Live Music: 6:30 pm • Movie begins: 8:30 pm • Prices: Vary—See website for details
Dogs allowed!

August 11th: Pretty Woman


Malibu Movies Under the Stars at Malibu Wines in Malibu
Movie begins: 7:30 pm • Price: FREE • 21+ over only

July 27th: Mean Girls


Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
Movies begins: 7:30 pm • Price: FREE
Dogs allowed!

Schedule TBD. Check website for updates.


If you’re like us, outdoor movies (especially by the coast) are basically everything when it comes to great summer nights. Just remember your essentials—a blanket or beach chair, a cozy sweater, a picnic basket and your favorite movie pals—then sit back and enjoy the fun. And don’t forget that Emma and Ryan are lighting up the Burton Chace Park screen this Saturday with La La Land! Can’t. Wait.