Waterfront Flicks in the Bay Area
Every Thursday evening around 8 p.m., moviegoers flock to the ferry lawn near the Waterfront Hotel at Jack London Square in Oakland, California for the Waterfront Flick Series. Area residents and visitors lay blankets and chairs on a serene stretch of grass that runs along the Oakland/Alameda estuary, and you’ll find gatherings of sweethearts, families, and friends who adore this free outdoor movie screening.
Outdoor Movies on the Ferry Lawn: An Ongoing Summer Event
Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum, and The Grand Budapest Hotel are among the showings. A full schedule can be viewed on the Jack London Square Events page. Regardless of which night you attend, remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and arrive somewhat early, as seating is available on a first-come basis.
Dinner and a Movie… and More!
The venue, Jack London Square, is a destination of its own. Guests can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles, or they can take a stroll on the Bay Trail. On the ferry lawn, fantastic giveaways add to the family-friendly fun, and trivia and other activities take place from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.-ish at which time the show begins.
Pre-movie dining options are plentiful ranging from wood-fired pizza at Forge, jazz and Japanese food at Yoshi’s Oakland, seafood at Jack’s Oyster Bar and Fish House, pan-American offerings at Bocanova, and much more. If you’re looking to pair an activity with your meal, you might consider Plank, an establishment that offers bowling and bocce. Some visitors, however, choose to pack a picnic, and small bites are available for sale at the movie site itself. Additionally, many of the adult guests find it difficult to resist the outdoor venue’s delectable beer and fine wine offerings.
NLS Limo: At Your Service
Perhaps the best part of Waterfront Flicks is the free admission. Some moviegoers have been taking advantage of these saved funds, and they’re making a night of the event by hiring a Nationwide Limousine Service stretch limo – with options including a fully stocked mini bar, LED lighting, a moon roof, a hot tub, and more – or renting an antique car such as a Rolls-Royce Silver-Cloud Convertible. Please call our reservation specialists at 800-339-8936 with inquiries. We’d be honored to drive you and yours.