Spread your blanket and start packing the cooler for dinner because movie night in the park is summer’s most fun (and cheapest!) treat for families. Free outdoor movies are the ultimate summer kickback, making you feel like you’re already on vacation – or living the small-town life with friendly neighbors. Here's your guide to the best places to catch a great flick on an inflatable silver screen, cozy in your sleeping bag with your picnic basket nearby.
Dolores Park, Union Square and Washington Square Park are three popular spots where you’ll need to arrive early to stake your spot this summer. Presented by Film Night in the Park (find the full schedule at this link), the films are geared to older kids and will include:
Mamma Mia on June 16 at Dolores Park
The Artist on July 14 at Union Square
Sixteen Candles on August 4 at Dolores Park
The Graduate on September 15 at Dolores Park
Midnight in Paris on September 29 at Washington Square Park
Dining: A block from Dolores Park, stop by Bi-Rite Market or Dolores Park Café for a quick and tasty bite to go. Around Washington Square, stop at Molinari Delicatessen and marvel at the salame hanging from the ceiling, or grab a burger at Mo’s. At Union Square, grab a meal to go at the food market under Macy’s or the food court at the Westfield Shopping Centre.