It's here!!! "Movie on the Lawn" nights are back at the OC Great Park!

OC Great Park Movie Night

Grab your beach chairs, blankets, snacks and get ready to snuggle under the stars this summer at OC Great Park's movie nights!  The popular Movie on the Lawn series will feature seven family friendly films beginning Saturday, May 31 and continue through July 12.  Flashback Fridays will take you on a stroll through memory lane with a lineup of great nostalgic favorites. Saturdays' Family Favorites will showcase more recent blockbuster everyone will enjoy.

NEW! This year, Great Park visitors can vote for the movie title of their choice to be shown on June 28. Check out the Orange County Great Park Facebook page to vote in advance.

All movies will be shown on the Terraced Lawn at dusk (around 7:30pm). Show up early to claim your spot and picnic as the sun sets.  Admission is free, schedules can change if the weather goes wonky.

Here's the lineup:


May 31: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Flint Lockwood has moved on to use his gift for invention for the good of mankind.  However, he is forced to leave his post when his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Rated PG

June 14: Despicable Me 2
This sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture follows Gru, the ex-scheming evildoer-turned parental figure, as he helps to deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG

June 28: People's Choice - Vote for Your Movie!
Great Park visitors can vote for their movie choice on Facebook for this week's selection of either:

    • Babe The Gallant Pig
      A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog, or rather, sheep pig, in this charming internationally acclaimed Australian family film. Rated G
    • Surf's Up!
      Surfing penguin, Cody Maverick, enters his first professional competition in hopes of surfing his way to stardom. Rated PG
    • Big Miracle
      Inspired by a true story, a small-town news reporter and Greenpeace volunteer enlists the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. Rated PG

July 12: Lego Movie
An ordinary Lego construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Rated PG


June 6: Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. Rated G 

June 13: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The original movie of a poor boy who wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all times. (The original starring Gene Wilder is the best!) Rated G

June 27: Back to the Future
A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. Rated PG

Free Admission and Parking, weather permitting
Starts at Dusk (7:30pm)

Location: Terraced Lawn | Map & Directions

The Great Park is situated in the geographic center of Orange County within the city limits of Irvine-approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, about 15 minutes away from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and accessible via the Interstate 5 and 405 freeways, and the 133 and 241 toll roads.