Memorial day kicks off outdoor cinemas + food trucks

Memorial Day is the day to observe and reflect on the fallen soldiers who lost their lives defending our great Country.  It is also the unofficial day to kick off the summer season, and that means spending more time outdoors, enjoying the great weather.


On May 31, the OC Great Park in Irvine brings back Movies on the Lawn, with “Singing in the Rain” kicking off Classic Fridays and “Thunderstruck” as the first Family Blockbuster Saturdays movie.   

Classic Fridays Schedule:

  • May 31: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • June 7: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  • June 14: Clambake (1967)
  • June 28: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

Family Blockbuster Saturdays Schedule:

  • June 1: Thunderstruck (2012)
  • June 8: The Lorax (2012)
  • June 15: Madagascar 3 (2012)
  • June 22: Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • June 29: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Admission and parking at the OC Great Park is free.  There is no physical address for OC Great Park, so click here for directions and hours. 



In Los Angeles County, there are two outdoor cinemas which hosts food trucks and also charges admission.  Street Food Cinemas is showing “Risky Business” at Exposition Park (near USC) on June 1st, and will show other movies  at other LA venues until August 17. 

GENERAL TICKET $10, Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
CHILD TICKET $5 for ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
Please consult movie ratings.
4 PACK* (4 tickets) *Only Available Online! $32
Four individual tickets for the same event at $8 each.
Premium reserved area on the lawn. Enter through Reserved Seating
The other Los Angeles promoter, showing movies at various venues until September 14 is Eat | See | Hear, presented by Showtime.  Eat|See|Hear brings the largest outdoor movie screen West of the Mississippi to each event, featuring the only 52-foot wide image on an outdoor screen in LA, with full digital, High Definition projection and audio every week. Each event includes dining options (always with vegetarian choices) from Los Angeles’ favorite food trucks.
 On June 1, they will be showing “Clueless” at Paul Revere Middle School in Brentwood, CA.
Click here to BUY TICKETS
$10 Advance General Admission
$12 At the Door (cash or credit)
$8 Kids under 12
$20 for popchips “Fashionably Late”

* Dogs Always Welcome – Free Biscuits at the Door!

Typical Event Schedule
·         5:30 p.m. – Doors open
·         7:00 p.m. – Band performs
·         8:30 p.m. – Movie begins
·         10:00-11:00 p.m. – Event concludes (depending on length of movie)

In addition, Coolhaus will be the official dessert partner for Eat|See|Hear 2013, featuring an exclusive Eat|See|Hear custom ice cream flavor, butterscotch and bourbon ice cream with a peanut butter crunch cookie, available all summer long at Coolhaus Culver City and on the Coolhaus trucks. Also, Brasil Kiss Mobile Coffee Bar will be serving “love in a cup” every Saturday night. 

For more information on any of these venues, visit

Movies and venues are subject to change without notice.