One of our favorite family summer activities is over at the Newport Dunes for their traditional summer Family Film Night every Friday and Saturday night through August. It's a quick 20 minute drive from Irvine, so vacationing families and locals all around OC all love picnicking under the summer stars while watching family friendly movies. The weekly event is open to the public, so bring your blankets, low beach chairs and jackets, as it can get chilly. Concessions are available for purchase and you can bring your own picnic basket for a lovely family outing with coastal breezes and salt air completing the perfect evening event with family and friends. My son has been known to watch the movie atop the giant tree he loves to climb, so one less beach chair for me to pack in the car! See you soon at the movies on the beach!
July 27: The Indian in the Cupboard
August 2: The Jungle Book
August 3: Big Fat Liar
August 9: Elf
August 10: Home Alone 2
August 16: Aladdin
August 17: E.T.
August 23: Rango
August 24: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
August 30: Ice Age 4
August 31: TBD
(Movie titles are subject to change):
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, CA, 92660
A 100-acre waterfront resort offering an RV park, marina, cottages for camping, a private no waves beach and playground, water activities, summer events, and more. The Dunes offers rentals of kayaks, windsurfers, pedal boats, bicycles, 18-foot electric boats and an aquatic park filled with giant inflatable recreation equipment (open during summer).