Free Movie at Petersen Automotive Museum


Petersen Automotive Museum, located on Wilshire Boulevard, will be treating guests to a free screening of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. They will also be serving complimentary popcorn and other refreshments. Screening is Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7 PM.

Go to their website to RSVP for the event.

The event is free, but parking on-site is $12 so consider finding cheaper parking, taking the Metro, or carpooling with a large group to split the cost.


AFI Film Festival


The annual AFI Film Festival will screen over 120 films this fall, including world premieres and shorts programs that are rare to find. The festival runs from November 10th to 17th, with various showtimes for each film. Check the website guide for showtimes.

Some free tickets are available for screenings, if you create an online account.

Free Movies at Winnetka Pacific Theatre


The Pacific Theatre Winnetka in Chatsworth will be showing free movies Thursday, November 3rd, all day long. Tickets will be available on that day, for purchase at the theatre only (no online purchases). Tickets are available first come, first serve and limit two per person. No details were given about exact showtimes or film titles.

That same weekend, from Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th there will be a few select screenings of Doctor Strange and Trolls that are also free. Showtimes are not listed.

Throughout the weekend, there will also be giveaways, prizes, and a B.Y.O.B. – “Bring Your Own Bucket” and receive a free fill-up of popcorn deal.

Please see the theatre website for more details and guidelines.

Ozark Shorts Film Festival


Ozark Shorts in LA is a free monthly screening series of International Award-Winning Short Films. Since these are short films, this will be the only chance to see them (unless you know the filmmaker) because they will not receive a theatrical release. It’s a way to find some unique projects and hidden gems.

September’s screening will be on Sunday, the 25th starting at 5 PM. The location is The Other Door, 10437 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public.

There is a Facebook page for this event, but it doesn’t update very often. You can also find this event on Meetup if you want to connect with other film lovers who will be attending.


Burbank Film Festival Screening of ‘Willy Wonka’


This event is unusual for us to post, but with the recent passing of Gene Wilder it seemed appropriate.

The Burbank International Film Festival is showing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on Saturday, September 10th at 1:00 PM at the Burbank AMC 16 Theater. This year is the 45th Anniversary of the film, and the festival had already planned on screening it, but with the film’s star passing away so recently there will probably be an even bigger turnout at this showing.

Tickets are $10.00 each, plus a $1.00 fee on the festival’s ticketing website. However, if you’re a big fan of the film and show up dressed as one of the characters from the movie you will get in for free! There will also be special prizes for best costume and one fan will win a special “Golden Ticket” prize. It’s a unique experience for fans of the film, that only comes around once in awhile.

You can visit the film festival website for other screening information. There aren’t any free screenings except in this special circumstance. But if you’re a film buff, you might be willing to spend about $15 to see some unique shorts and meet the filmmakers.

La Vida Pachuca


Celebrate the culture of the 1940s Mexican-American youth with a special event on Saturday, August 20th at the La Plaza de Culturas y Artes near historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Watch a screening of the 1981 Luis Valdez’ film Zoot Suit with members of the original cast present for a special introduction. Afterwards, enjoy live music, a pachuco dance contest, classic cars on display, and a fashion show of vintage dresses and zoot suits.

Event is free and open to the public. Starts at 5 PM. Visit the La Plaza website for more information.

Silver Lake Free Outdoor Movies


The summer season isn’t over yet, and the Silver Lake Picture Show still has three great movies to screen this year.

August 18 – Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow, 2004)

Sept 1 – Super Troopers (Jay Chandrasekhar, 2001)

Sept 15 – Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986)

Fold out chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. No food or beverages will be sold on site and no alcohol is allowed.

See their website for showtimes, and be sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

Eagle Rock Free Movie


Street Food Cinema, which hosts outdoor movie presentations throughout LA county, usually charges $13-$23 per ticket for adults. But for a special screening this Saturday, August 13th in Eagle Rock, an episode of Saved by the Bell and the movie Flashdance will be presented free of charge.

Tickets are complimentary, but you want to reserve them on their website ahead of time. The website also includes information about parking, feature ratings, and a guideline of what you can bring to the park.

Location is Eagle Rock Rec Park. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the screening will start at 8 pm.