Arts & Festivals: Stars under the stars

Go to a park, or go to a movie? Yes!

It’s a hell of a thing, seeing movies at a neighborhood park.

And indeed—these family friendly events are a thing at multiple locations throughout the Sacramento area. Their schedules include genres appealing to all members of the family. Every city’s film-park combo is different—though they’re all outdoors, some include kids activity stations, interactive art, beer, etc. Here’s a rundown of what’s offered around here, including in Roseville, South Natomas and Arden-Arcade.

Because there are two kinds of people in this world, my friend: Those who choose between going to a park and going to a movie, and those who don’t need to choose. Heeyah! (Rides offscreen, and through the jogging path into the dusk).


What: 2018 Movie in the Park, Roseville

When: Saturdays: 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 and 8/25. Bounce Houses from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at sundown on a 30-foot screen!

Where: Various parks throughout Roseville.

Movies: Despicable Me 3 (6/9), Lego Ninjago (6/23), Wonder (7/14), Paddington 2 (7/28), Coco (8/11), Cars 3 (8/25).

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What: Gather: Movie in the Park

When: Event starts at 5 p.m.; movie starts at dusk.

Where: Various parks in Rocklin: 6/22 at Peter Hill Heritage Park; 6/13 at Kathy Lund Park; 8/3 at Twin Oaks Park; 9/21 at Quarry Park.

Movies: Emoji Movie (6/22), Peter Rabbit (7/13), Coco (8/3), Wrinkle in Time (9/21).

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What: Movies in the Park

When: Friday, 9/7 at 7 p.m.

Where: Arden Park, 1000 La Sierra Drive

Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (9/7)

More information can be found at

Fair Oaks

What: Movies in the Park—2018 (Fair Oaks Lions Club)

When: Sunset—Approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday 6/15, 6/20 and 8/17.

Where: Village Park, 4238 Main Street in Fair Oaks.

Movies: TBA

More information can be found at

South Natomas

What: Screen on the Green

When: Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday July 28, Saturday, August 25 and an additional Saturday to be determined.

Where: July 28 Gardenland Park 310 Bowman Avenue; August 25 Glenn Hall Park Carlson & Sandburg Drive

Movies: Coco (7/28); Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (8/25); one more TBD.

More information, along with announcements on that to-be-determined movie, can be found at