FREE Family Movie Nights

3rd Thursday of each month, May through October
Heart of Soquel Park, 8PM (or dusk)
Soquel Dr. and Porter St. in Soquel - 4740 Soquel Drive

Join us for FREE family-friendly movie nights under the stars at the plaza at the Heart of Soquel Park.  Family Movie Nights is a series of free outdoor movie events presented by 1st District County Supervisor John Leopold and the County of Santa Cruz. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. (or dusk). Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended.  No alcohol, please.

Come early (6:30 p.m.) and bring a picnic to enjoy, or partake in some light fare provided by some of the neighboring restaurants (see below for list - please note, the donated food and supplies will be limited). Aunt LaLi’s ice cream truck will be on hand, selling frozen treats. 

Parking is available at the following public parking lots in Soquel Village for free after 6:00 pm: Soquel (Lot 4), Porter (Lot 3), Daubenbiss (Lot 2), and Hope Church (Lot 1). Event parking will also be available until 10:15 p.m. only at the parking lot for 4700 Soquel Drive (former Antique Shop parking). Porta-potties will be availiable on site. Walking, bike riding, and carpooling are encouraged.

In the event of rain, a movie may be canceled.  If it rains on the day of the movie you’re planning to attend, this website will be updated with notifications on possible cancelations. See you there!

Still have questions? Please send an email to

If you are interested in becoming a business sponsor or would like to donate your in kind services, please contact Angela Chesnut at (831) 454-2200 or

*Light fare will be provided by the following sponsors:
(This information will be updated as sponsoring local restaurants are confirmed)




Thursday, May 17


El Chipotle 

Thursday, June 21

The Goonies

Star of Siam

Thursday, July 19

Despicable Me 3

Tortilla Flats

Thursday, August 16



Thursday, September 20



Thursday, October 18

Black Panther










Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)