There’s nothing quite like enjoying a movie under the stars, and in Long Beach, the Movies in the Park series makes this possible. This beloved summer tradition brings together families, friends, and neighbors for evenings of free entertainment in various parks around the city. 

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, young or old, these outdoor movie nights are a great way to enjoy the warm summer nights. Here’s the schedule for this year’s Movies in the Park.

July: Family-Friendly Flicks

Kick off the summer with a series of family-friendly movies. On July 15th, catch “The Croods: A New Age” at El Dorado Park. This animated adventure is perfect for kids and adults alike, with its humorous storyline and lovable characters. The following week, on July 22nd, “Onward” will be showing at Signal Hill Park. This heartwarming tale of two elf brothers on a magical quest is sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

August: Animated Adventures

August continues the fun with more animated adventures. “Soul” will be playing at Whaley Park on August 5th. This Pixar film delves into deep and meaningful themes while still maintaining a light and entertaining tone, making it a great choice for both children and adults. The following week, on August 12th, “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be showing at Heartwell Park. This epic adventure film features a strong female lead and a captivating storyline that’s sure to keep audiences engaged.

September: End of Summer Specials

As summer winds down, so does the Movies in the Park series. But not before a couple more fantastic films. Don’t miss “The Lion King” at Los Cerritos Park on September 2nd. This classic Disney film is a favorite among many and is sure to bring a sense of nostalgia. The series concludes with “Moana” at Marine Stadium on September 9th. This film, set in the beautiful Pacific Islands, is a fitting end to a summer of outdoor movie fun.

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The Movies in the Park series is a beloved summer tradition in Long Beach, offering free entertainment in a relaxed, community-oriented setting. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic films. 

So grab your blankets, pack some snacks, and join us for a movie under the stars. Whether you’re a fan of animated adventures or classic Disney films, there’s something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

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