Where to Watch Outdoor Movies on O‘ahu This Summer

Grab your beach blankets and chairs, stock up on snacks and enjoy a film alfresco.
Wet n Wild outdoor movie
Photo: David Croxford


Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in 2022 and has been updated to reflect the latest information.


Though we’re lucky to be able to enjoy the outdoors year-round, there’s something especially satisfying about summertime. The sun goes down later, the kids stay up later (oops), weekend barbecues linger well into the night. We’re all a little more carefree and looking for special things to do, and outdoor movies—getting cozy beneath the stars with snacks galore, of course—sound pretty perfect.


So load up your beach blankets and chairs and check out these outdoor movies on O‘ahu this summer and beyond.



Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley


Waimea Valley Screen on the Green

Photo: Courtesy Waimea Valley


Every Thursday in July, FarmLovers co-sponsors a free family-friendly movie on the main lawn at Waimea Valley. If you have the luxury of making a day of it, cruise the beach at Waimea Bay, peruse the valley’s Hale‘iwa Farmers Market from 2 to 6 p.m., then grab some good eats to enjoy during the movie. Feel free to BYO chairs and blankets.


July 6, sundown: “Raya and the Last Dragon”

July 13, sundown: “Super Pets”

July 20, sundown: “Puss in Boots – The Last Wish”

July 27, sundown: “Grease”

Aug. 3, sundown: “Hawaiian Soul” with special Q&A with the director ʻᾹina Paikai


Free, Waimea Valley Road, Hale‘iwa, (808) 638-7766, www.waimeavalley.net, @waimeavalleyoahu


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Prince Waikīkī Summer Flix


In partnership with the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, Prince Waikīkī’s Summer Flix series is featuring box office and local films and talk story sessions on the hotel’s Muliwai Deck. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Get your parking validated by purchasing a drink or food from Hinana Bar. Not all films are family-friendly, but a good amount are!


June 7, 7 p.m.: “Waterman” (main feature) and “Mano” (short film)

June 14, 7 p.m.: “Ticket to Paradise”

June 21, 7 p.m.: “Dungeons & Dragons” (main feature) and “Kapaemahu” (short film)

June 28, 7 p.m.: “65” (main feature) and “Ka Ho‘i”  (short film)

July 5, 7 p.m.: “Top Gun Maverick”

July 12, 7 p.m.: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

July 19, 7 p.m.: “Everyday in Kaimukī” (main feature) and “This Is The Way We Rise” (short film)

July 26, 7 p.m.: “Waikīkī” (main feature) and “Hawaiian Soul” (short film)

Aug. 2, 7 p.m.: “The Wind & The Reckoning”

Aug. 9, 7 p.m.: “Everything Everywhere All At Once”


Free, Prince Waikīkī, 100 Holomoana St., Honolulu, princewaikiki.com, @princewaikiki


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Dive ‘n’ Movies at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai‘i


Wet 'n' Wild movie

Photo: Courtesy Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai‘i


If you think watching a movie alfresco sounds nice, try watching a movie alfresco while floating on an inner tube in a wave pool! Dive ‘n’ Movies take place nearly every Saturday through the end of the year (weather permitting) at noon and at dusk, so the whole ‘ohana can enjoy a family-friendly film on a new 20-foot high-definition LED TV wall screen in front of the Hawaiian Waters Wave Pool. Along with the movies, you can expect extended hours (more time for slides!), as well as food and drink specials and prize giveaways.


June 17, noon & 6 p.m.: “Jurassic: World Dominion”

June 24, noon & 6 p.m.: “Luca”

July 1, noon & 5 p.m., respectively: “Infinity War” and “Endgame”

July 2, noon: “Top Gun Maverick”

July 3, noon: “Spirit Untamed”

July 4, noon.: “Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)”

July 8, noon & 6 p.m.: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

July 15 (Keiki Fun Day), noon & 6 p.m.: “Aladdin”

July 22, noon & 6 p.m.: “Tangled”

July 29, noon & 6 p.m.: “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”

Aug. 5, noon & 5 p.m.: “Toy Story 4”

Aug. 12, noon & 5 p.m.: “Dungeons and Dragons”

Aug. 18, noon: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Aug. 19, noon & 5 p.m.: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Aug. 26, noon & 5 p.m.: “Pawl Patrol: The Movie”


Free with 2023 season pass or paid admission ticket, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, wetnwildhawaii.com, @wetnwildhawaii