Free Movies on The Lawn Summer Series

Movies on the Lawn

Movies on the Lawn

Our Dad blogger Robert, shares about the super fun movies on the Lawn Summer series at the Orange County Great Park.

The Great Park in Irvine has announced that they have expanded their FREE Movie on the Lawn series for summer 2013.  This year they will be having Classic Fridays, with movies such as Singing in the Rain, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and Clambake.  On Saturday nights will be Family Blockbuster night with movies such as Madagascar 3 and The Lorax among others.

Movies on the lawn are somewhat of a tradition in our family.  It’s a great way to spend quality time together under the stars and watch a movie for free.    My daughter loves to invite her friends so they can all hang out and enjoy the movie in a laid back outdoor environment.

Be sure to bring blankets and some low back chairs along with plenty of snacks  and drinks and you are set for the evening.  Some times in the past there have been snacks for sale but other times not, so be prepared.  There is plenty of free parking, although there is a bit of a walk to where they set up the outdoor movie screen.

For this years movie schedule and more info head here.

Movies on the Lawn are Back at the OC Great Park!

Credit: OC Great Park

Our Dad Blogger Robert shares about the Movies on the Lawn series returning to the OC Great Park!

The Great Park in Irvine will be hosting a FREE, yes FREE movie this Saturday May 5th at dusk.    For those that are unfamiliar with a “movie on the lawn” it’s just like the name suggests.  They set up an inflatable,  regular sized movie screen on the lawn and the viewers can set up their chairs and blankets wherever they choose to watch the movie.  If the weather cooperates, it can be a classic SoCal experience of having a picnic while watching a movie outdoors underneath the stars with family and friends.

This Saturday they will be screening Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which is rated PG-13, so plan accordingly as far as bringing younger children.  The Great Park hosts these type of events several times over the summer and always seem to also offer a couple of G rated movies that are better suited to children.

Our family loves the loose atmosphere at these type of outdoor events.  My daughter enjoys going to the movies,  but sometimes loses interest halfway through, so it’s an added bonus that she can get up and play on the grass with her friends.

As a family we like to arrive early so that my daughter can burn off some energy at the play area which is just a short walk away from where the movie screen is set up.

For more information about this event and future movies at the Great Park go to www.ocgp.org.

FAQ’s

  • The movie starts at dusk, but arrive at least 30 minutes early to stake out your spot on the lawn
  • Bring blankets and chairs as there is no seating already set up
  • Dress warmly, once the sun goes down it can get cold quickly
  • If you have a wagon or stroller bring it as the walk from the parking area can be difficult when you are juggling kids, food, blankets, chairs etc etc
  • Feel free to bring your own food and drinks, but there are also basic items for sale.
  • Bathrooms are plentiful and located a short walk from where the movie is to be shown.