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Where to Watch FREE Outdoor Movies in San Francisco Bay Area 2019

Fun FREE Outdoor Movies are all over the San Francisco Bay Area (these are not necessarily FunFlicks events, just fun FREE events put on by Cities and other organizations). 

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We will also include posts with great tips for attending Outdoor Movie Events on Giant screens.

FREE Outdoor Movies in the City of Millbrea (not a funflicks event)
May 17th Incredibles 2
June 21st Wonder
July 19th Dumbo
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FREE Outdoor Movies in the City of Mountain View (not a funflicks event)
July 12 Incredibles 2
July 19 Smallfoot
July 26 LEGO® Movie 2: The Second
August 2 Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 9 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
August 16 Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
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FREE Outdoor Movies in the City of Cupertino (not a FunFlicks event)
August 9 Incredibles 2
August 16 Mary Poppins Returns
August 23 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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FREE Outdoor Movies on the Beach in Santa Cruz (not a FunFlicks event)
June 19 The Lost Boys
June 26 School of Rock
July 3 The Sandlot
July 10 Jurassic Park
July 17 Book of Life
July 24 The Outsiders
July 31 The Wedding Singer
Aug 7 Bumblebee (2018)
Aug 14 The Goonies
http://beachboardwalk.com/Movies

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FREE Outdoor Movies in the City of Berkeley

June 28th Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 12th Incredibles 2
July 26th The Wizard of OZ
Aug 9th Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse
Aug 23rd How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Sept 6th The LEGO Movie 2

http://cityofberkeley.info/recreation

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FREE Outdoor Movies in Hayward (not a FunFlicks event)
June 28th Hotel Transylvania 3
July 20th Small Foot
August 16th Incredibles 2
Sept 6th Ralph Breaks the Internet
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FREE Outdoor Movies in the Town of Danville
June 14th Little Giants
June 28th Bolt
July 12th Black Panther
July 26th Mary Poppins
August 9th Incredibles 2

The Proposal by the Bay

When my nephew confided that he wanted to propose to his girlfriend when visiting California,  I started to think about the various locations around Northern California that would fit the bill.

The idea of the one car drive-in is something that I have thought about for a while. I finally had the chance to help create this experience. He loved the idea, so we started to plan.

With help from his brother, a great movie trailer/slide show was created to be played before the question was asked.

Setting the scene

Having an old VW and an outdoor movie company I had the tech, but to really set the scene we needed two more things. Sound and an amazing location.

Sound

I have a variety of speakers but they were all a little large and ugly for what we were trying to do. Laptop speakers really didn’t set the scene.
Enter Detroit Diecast, old style drive-in movie speakers from the drive-in era, but with a modern twist, they are Bluetooth, so would connect to the laptop without cables.
Perfect!


Location

The family took a drive around the Bay Area, looking for that perfect spot. The view from Tilden was amazing, Berkeley Marina wonderful but nothing had a view of San Francisco like Treasure Island and I knew just the spot.

Mersea 

Mersea is a great little restaurant, built out of containers on Avenue of the Palms. After talking with the owner Meesun our plan was in place.

Get me to the Proposal on time

I faked a call that I needed to staff an outdoor movie event. I grabbed my nephew and we set off to set up, with the girlfriend to follow with my wife later.

Timing

They arrived just as the sun was setting over San Francisco. An epic view.
The video was played, a knee was dropped and the answer was yes!

Dinner

We left the happy couple to enjoy dinner at Mersea .
A night to remember.
Thanks to Meesun and MerSea for providing the epic location (go check it out).

Real Estate Pros: Here Are 5 Irrefutable Reasons Why You Must Host An Outdoor Movie Night In Your Neighborhood (Before Your Competition Beats You To It)

Nothing says community like an outdoor movie night under the stars. 

Movie night in the fog

According to the National Association of Realtors, there are over 1.3 million licensed real estate agents in the United States.

How are your customers finding you? More importantly, how are you standing out amongst your competition?

If you’re in the real estate game you know competition is stiff. It’s not about prospecting for listings anymore – today’s homebuyers and sellers are looking for community experts.

A top real estate professional knows the neighborhood. They’re recognizable because they plug in. Who wouldn’t want to work with the agent that sponsors the local high school football team?

So you already sponsor a few local teams. Great! Sponsorships are one way to give back to your community (and the football team needs your help), but isn’t that what your competition is doing?

It’s time to think bigger!

What if we showed you how to headline a massively successful community event? Yes, you! It’s easier and more affordable than you think.

Here at FunFlicks Outdoor Movies, we know a thing or two about successful community events. We know that movies are always a crowd-pleaser and we are experts at helping our clients craft the perfect movie night.

San Leandro Realtor Terry Martinez cooking burgers at a community Outdoor movie night
Terry Martinez BBQ at a community movie night

Here are five reasons an outdoor movie night under the stars is the ideal advertising strategy for your real estate business: 

  1. Movies are universal. Young or old, CEO or stay-at-home-parent, we all love movies. There is something magical about those opening credits unfolding on a giant inflatable screen. We are about to be swept away on an epic adventure and whether we laugh or cry (or both!), we know that we will be thoroughly entertained in a very special way. 
  2. Bringing the Community Together is Special. These are the moments our kids will remember forever. Families are busier than ever. Your event gives them the perfect excuse to drop the mobile devices, escape the TV and head outside for an old fashioned drive-in style experience – under the stars, without the cars! Add some fresh, hot buttery popcorn, popped right there on site. 
  3.  Your event is free for the community but priceless for you. Let’s face it: traditional movies are expensive. By the time you spring for a pre-movie dinner, tickets and popcorn, you can easily blow over $100. For what? To sit in the dark, separated by armrests and focused on the movie instead of each other. Your prospects would rather pack a picnic, spread out a blanket and relax under the stars. All courtesy of you! The payback? Customer loyalty and future business!
  4. Networking on your own terms. Nothing beats a community event for meeting and greeting your prospects. We all know that success in real estate is all about visibility and referrals. Maybe the Jones Family isn’t ready to sell now, but when it’s time they’ll remember you because your event was special, and even better – you pulled up a lawn chair and visited before the movie began. These personalized interactions will level up your business.
  5. You design the pre-movie entertainment. Want to support the local dance team? Maybe you’ll show a promotional video about your real estate office. Perhaps you are helping raise awareness for a local charity. Whatever your agenda…the floor is yours! You have a captive audience that is just waiting to be entertained. We provide the audio visual support for just about any pre-movie experience. Unsure? Let us help! We do hundreds of movie nights every year. 

Realtors face cutthroat competition. Stand out by giving back. Book your community movie night or multi-event summer movie night series today and let us help you be a hero in your neighborhood!

by Rebecca Shepard

Win an Outdoor Movie Night for your school!


School Movie Night Give Away
  1. Between now and March 17th nominate your school for this year’s movie night contest 
  2. Between March 18th – 31st, follow the link to our facebook page CLICK HERE and like the photo that has your schools logo.
  3. School logo with the most likes in the 2019 Win A School Movie Night album wins a movie night.
  4. Northern California Schools only

New Logo, New Site for FunFlicks Outdoor Movies


What do you think of our new logo?

FunFlicks is a growing network of individual business owners across the USA.  Recently, the ownership of FunFlicks national brand changed, during the process our website is being redesigned to enhance our service.

The website and individual pages may periodically be down during maintenance and the transition.  

For events in Northern California and Oregon, please feel free to contact me directly via phone at 1-844-556-6843 or

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The majority of local business owners (like myself) have not changed. 

I look forward to creating more memorable outdoor movie experiences with you in the future.


Thanks

Paul the Outdoor Movie Guy

www.funflicks.com

Silent Cinema at the 21st Amendment in San Leandro

We are pleased to be teaming up with our friends at 21st Amendment in San Leandro and MJZ events to bring you a series of Silent Cinema movie nights at the 21st Amendment.

Tickets include a Complementary drink, Photo Booth, Popcorn Bar, headphone rental and fun trivia before the movie.

Be excellent to each other! For a limited time, bring a friend to #MovieNight for HALF OFF. Use offer ‘Excellent Friends’ at checkout and Party On Dudes! bit.ly/MovieNightJM18

Wireless Headphone Parties are Now Available at FunFlicks Outdoor Movies Events (from our press Release)

FunFlicks Northern California is proud to offer outdoor movies with wireless headphone technology to provide the perfect outdoor film viewing experience.

Paul Jackman (The Outdoor Movie Guy) says “Sound level is a constant battle for guests, hosts, event planners and neighbors. Wireless Headphones enable everyone to have the perfect level of sound… including your neighbors”
Wireless headphones are a great way for event planners to adhere to City Noise Ordinances and will allow your event to run late into the night.
Wireless headphones enable multiple sound tracks at a time. This could include music, a live DJ, or even the soundtrack in multiple languages.
Paul says “If you need to speak with someone, take the headphones off and you can chat without having to yell over a loud sound system.”
FunFlicks® Outdoor Movies is the Nation’s leading provider of outdoor inflatable movie screen rental equipment and services. We pride ourselves in providing a truly cinematic experience almost anywhere. The Bay Area location of FunFlicks has been providing fun and affordable hosted movie events in Northern California and Oregon since 2009.

Event Highlight – Screening of USS Indianapolis The Legacy

There is a three minute clip in Jaws that tells the story of the USS Indianapolis from the view point of a ragged sailor Quint.

The USS Indianapolis The Legacy tells the story through 104 interviews from survivors, rescuers and family. A passion project by director Sara Vladic the story beautifully crafted.

Location, location, location.
Mare Island was the last port of call in the USA for the Indianapolis, the screening took place in the Mare Island Museum. We were surrounded by Navy artifacts, photos and a great big Old Glory.


Passion is infectious
Each group involved in the screening showed amazing passion in keeping the story alive for future generation.
Ryan from Mare Island Brewery called looking for a screen to air the documentary, his dedication to making this event special was evident, I was honored and happy to be involved. Both Ryan and Kent interest and love for Mare Island and its history are seen in their actions and, along with the museum are sure to keep its history available to all.

The Beer 
Funds raised went towards USS Indianapolis/Gwinn “Angel” Scholarship Fund. They even served a special Survivor’s Tale Pale Ale (“A specialty brew crafted for the USS Indianapolis Survivor’s Reunion on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana commemorating the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis”)




The Crowd
300 people plus at each screening were transported through the history of the Indianapolis, the crowd included many veterans.

Special Guests
After this screening had finished there was a Q&A. Included in the panel was Harold Bray, a survivor. A wonderful story teller, his additional insight added an emotional punch.

Sara Vladic (director) , Melanie Capacia Johnson, Harold Bray, Ryan Gibbons 

Harold Bray, survivor

Mike Emery, nephew of lost seaman holding a Purple Heart

Wonderful people, incredible film in a fitting location.

You can find the film here.

Paul the Outdoor Movie Guy