Fremont Outdoor Movies is a community-spirited big screen celebration of pop classics, cult favorites, independent film, video shorts and high camp old fashioned summer fun. Co-founded by Jon Hegeman from the Fremont Market and Charlotte Buchanan from the GlamOrama, the movies are a cross between old-time matinees, Cinema Paradiso and the vanishing All-American drive-in.
Off The Wall Entertainment
Around dusk on warm summer weekend nights adventurous people of all ages arrive bedecked with lawn chairs, rubber boats, sofas, costumes and fun attire to join in the popular late night pastime. Here, too, the audience is often the best part of the show. It’s the original interactive theater where people are actually encouraged to join in the atmosphere of irreverent humor and laid back good times.
Good Old-Fashioned Summer Fun
Movies are (mostly) shown on Saturday evenings. Features include the well-loved, Photo Booth, Applaus-O-Meter, contests for the best urban campsite, most creative seating, best costume or most overdressed and other ad-hoc games and entertainment (like the photo above, with hair cutting contest before the showing of Hairspray).
Admission is by donation, we ask $5 (and when we say donation, we mean… if you want us here next year, pleeeeeze give at the box office). The season typically runs from June through August (although occasional later season movies do sneak in at the last minute). Movies start at dusk and the parking lot opens for seating at 7pm for those who want to get the prime spots. For some, Hibachis and picnic dinners are a popular past time, while others forage among Fremont’s many excellent pubs, bistros and restaurants prior to show time. So bring your friends, come often, and spread the word. This is the way summer movies were meant to be enjoyed.
Fremont Outdoor Movies makes it into the Guinness Book of Worlds Records with the Undead
Never a group to be outdone. In 2009, 3849 Zombies descended on Fremont to watch Shaun of the Dead and dance to Thriller. Then, after the title had been stolen by a group of Zombies in England the Fremont Zombies rose again from the dead to regain the Guinness Book World Record in 2010. But then those pesky people in New Jersey again stole the title so, no rest for the undead in 2011.
Find out all the action and the latest movie listings and times on the Fremont Outdoor Movies website.