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Pop a Squat in Union Square and Take in Some Cinema!


Summer is upon us.  One of my favorite family-friendly summer experiences is taking in a movie under the stars.  Both locals and travelers alike can enjoy these community-based events.  If you are headed to San Francisco, check out Cheap flights to San Francisco, then grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and get ready to be swept up in the magic of the movies.
Union Square
Enjoy the heart of the city by day as you visit art galleries, a variety of shops, restaurants, and much more.  On select nights during the summer, you can catch a free flick.

Vicky Christina Barcelona (July 13)
Singin’ In The Rain (Aug. 17)

Top of the Mark
The InterContinental’s Mark Hopkins Hotel restaurant, Top of the Mark, offers complimentary wine tastings & classic film screenings each Tuesday night during the summer.

Bullitt (June 25)
Jail House Rock (July 2)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (July 9)
Run Silent, Run Deep (July 16)
Grease (July 23)
Some Like it Hot (July 30)
Bye Bye Birdie (August 6)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (August 13)
Blue Hawaii (August 20)
10,000 Leagues Under the Sea (August 27)
An American in Paris (September 3)

Stonestown Family Movie Nights
Although not technically outdoors, these free movie screenings are perfect for the family as they include pre-show acts including puppeteers, magicians, and much more. Entertainment runs from 6-7 p.m., with the movies following.

Hotel Transylvania (July 2)
Wreck it Ralph (July 16)
The Lorax (July 30)
Madagascar 3 (August 13)

Mission Dolores Park
In participation with Film Night in the Park (which also hosts a variety of movies and screenings in Marin and San Jose), Dolores Park hosts a wide variety of movies this summer.

The Princess Bride (August 3)
Skyfall (September 21)

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