Best Outdoor Cinema

Dolores Park Movie Night

As a kid growing up in the Midwest, Sean Boyle would go to summer movie screenings with his sisters, with films projected onto the outside of the local middle school wall. Last year, he and some friends decided to create their own free walk-in movie theater in Dolores Park. They learned how to set up a large movie screen by reading Home Theater for Dummies, and put one up (with speakers) on the south side of the park. Dolores Park Movie Night attracted a few hundred San Franciscans once a month to see San Francisco–set films such as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and So I Married an Axe Murderer. The series returned in April with a few more cult classics, including The Princess Bride. Don't forget to put a few bucks into the hat passed around during screenings.


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