Movies begin at dusk (typically between 8:00 and 8:15 pm) in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow which will be open at 6:30 pm for blankets and picnicking. Seating is on the grass – bring a blanket or lawn chair. “Carry in, carry out” policy.

Like regular movie theaters, smoking is prohibited.

Parking is available along Hazard Road. Use 1 Ocean Heights Road for GPS – the entrance is directly across the street.


August 3
dusk (8:15 to 8:30 pm)
Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula (Adam Sandler) fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem until one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Rated PG. Running time is 91 minutes. 2012

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 10
dusk (8:00 to 8:15 pm)
An art collector appeals to Jones (Harrison Ford) to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery). The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure in heart. Rated PG13; 127 minutes; 1989.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 11, 2016.

August 17
dusk (8:00 to 8:15 pm)
In 1963, Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey), a sweet daddy’s girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a man whose background is vastly different from her own. When Johnny’s dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby’s father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life. Rated PG13, 100 minutes. 1987.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 24
dusk (8:00 to 8:15 pm)
(NEWPORT MARTIAL ARTS will provide a demonstration prior to the screening. This year’s team of twelve is comprised of students of all ranks – white through black belt – ranging in age from 5 to 20 who are working to learn focus, self-discipline, as well as self-defense like “Daniel-san.”)
Newly arrived in California from New Jersey, teenager Daniel (Ralph Macchio) almost immediately runs afoul of karate-trained high school bullies. He is rescued by Japanese janitor Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), who agrees to teach Daniel how to harness karate for good instead of brutality. The film culminates in a championship karate bout, pitting Daniel against his sworn enemy Johnny (William Zabka) — the cruel and thuggish boyfriend of Ali (Elisabeth Shue), with whom Daniel has fallen in love (and vice versa). 126 minutes; PG; 1984.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 25, 2016.