Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero Rolls Out Lineup Through Halloween

From Summer to Halloween and all dates in-between, Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero, San Diego’s amazing outdoor cinema, rolled out a brand-new lineup of films to keep you entertained through October 31.

The late-summer and early-fall weather is the perfect time to snuggle up for a movie at Rooftop Cinema Club, given it’s incredible location atop the Manchester Grand Hyatt with never-ending views of the downtown skyline!

And the brand-new lineup of films is full of fun, fright, love and laughter – something for everyone.

More than 150 films across all different genres are queued up during September and October. A small sample of featured titles includes Miss Congeniality, The Greatest Showman, Happy Gilmore, Horrible Bosses, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Jaws and many more.

Tickets to all films through Halloween are now on sale here.

Rooftop Cinema Club lineup highlights

Here’s a closer look at some of the highlights you’ll want to have on your calendar!

Rooftop Romance

This September, Rooftop Cinema Club is highlighting the genre that will never go out of style with some of RCC’s favorite cinematic romances. Showcasing love stories of all kinds – from timeless Hollywood classics to laugh-out-loud rom-coms to tear-jerking dramas and more.

It’s a love affair whose titles include True Romance; Crazy, Stupid, Love; Love & Basketball; 50 First Dates and of course, Love Jones.

True Romance 30th Anniversary

True cinephiles will immediately recognize the timeless line, “Do you like to get pie after you see a good movie?” To celebrate that iconic line, Rooftop Cinema Club will offer a special 30th anniversary screening of True Romance on Friday, October 8, the crime, love-story, cult-classic starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette that was directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.

Enter the Sandman

One of the most beloved big-screen funnymen of all-time, Adam Sandler will celebrate his birthday on September 9, and to help celebrate the man who once crowed “They’re all gonna laugh at you!” Rooftop Cinema Club will light the screen in his honor with two Adam Sandler classics, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore.

Batman Day

September 16 is Batman Day and Rooftop Cinema Club will honor The Caped Crusader by showcasing Michael Keaton’s iconic portrayal that introduced The Dark Knight to a whole generation with a screening of Batman Returns.

Lost In Translation 20th Anniversary

Sofia Coppola’s classic meditation on loneliness, travel, and existential dread that’s somehow actually a comedy turns 20 this year, so on Sept. 17, a special anniversary screening of Lost In Translation will take place atop the Rooftop.

National Comic Book Day

National Comic Book Day is Sept. 25 and RCC will offer an ode to comic book aficionados everywhere with a special screening of Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse to celebrate one of the most iconic characters to grace a comic book and movie screen alike.

Hocus Pocus 30th Anniversary

Hocus Pocus is one of Rooftop Cinema Club’s most popular films during the Halloween season and this year marks the 30th anniversary since it first appeared on the big screen. To celebrate that anniversary, RCC will feature this timeless classic several times throughout October.

Mean Girls Day

One of Mean Girls’ most famous lines is “On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was” so this October 3, what better reason is there to play the beloved teen comedy on the Rooftop?!

People’s Choice: Demonic Dolls

The popular “People’s Choice” movie night returns in October and as it should be, the theme is a bit Halloween-y and creepy. RCC devotees are being handed the life-or-death choice to vote for the “Demonic Doll” movie they’d like to see on the Rooftop on October 11.

Voting closes September 20 and the winning film will be announced September 21. Tickets to the chosen screening will be just $10 as Rooftop Cinema Club’s way of thanking its loyal fans for voting and being part of the RCC family.

The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 30th Anniversary and Halloweentown’s 25th Anniversary

The Nightmare Before Christmas, the beloved animated classic that celebrates two very different holidays, turns 30 this year, while Halloweentown, the “other” nostalgic ’90s family favorite to watch around Halloween, turns 25 this year and RCC is paying homage to both classics with several anniversary screenings throughout the month of October.

Halloween Weekend

The latest program at Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero kicks off with Summerween and ends with Halloween, which means it’s only fitting that the final weekend of October leading up to All Hallow’s Eve features a nonstop series of everyone’s favorite horror flicks.

It’s a frightful lineup that features Jaws, American Psycho, The Conjuring and The Exorcist and a handful of others that will no doubt elicit shrieks and screams that can be heard near and far.

Halloween Night

There’s no better place to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve than at Rooftop Cinema Club, which this year will showcase a pair of Halloween classics, Hocus Pocus and Halloween, the latter of which is celebrating its 45th year on the big screen in 2023. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 45 years since John Carpenter told the story of Michael Myers and changed entire generations of horror movies in the process.

“Wooftop” Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club’s “Wooftop” dog-friendly screenings continue to rank among its most popular attractions and five such dates are on tap for Labor Day Weekend through Halloween.

Dog parents should mark their calendars for Sunday, September 3 (Practical Magic), Saturday, September 16 (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), Thursday, September 28 (Legally Blonde), Friday, October 13 and Thursday, October 26 (Hocus Pocus) to come enjoy a day on the Rooftop with their beloved furry friends.

A special relief area will be provided and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Also, all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Open Caption Screenings

Rooftop Cinema Club’s open caption screenings are open to all movie lovers and feature captions throughout the film to make the event accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests. Open caption screenings slated for Labor Day Weekend to Halloween include Top Gun: Maverick (Thursday, September 7), Interstellar (Sunday, September 24), 10 Things I Hate About You (Thursday, October 5),  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Saturday, October 21) and Hocus Pocus (Monday, October 30).

Info and Tickets

For more information about Rooftop Cinema Club, visit here and sign up for email updates. You can also stay connected with Rooftop Cinema Club socially on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.

The complete lineup through October 31 can be found HERE.

See you there, San Diego!

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  • Start Date
    September 1, 2023 4:15 pm
  • End Date
    October 31, 2023 10:30 pm
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    • Manchester Grand Hyatt
  • Address
    1 Market Place, San Diego, 92101
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    September 1, 2023 4:15 pm
  • End Date
    October 31, 2023 10:30 pm
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    • Manchester Grand Hyatt
  • Address
    1 Market Place, San Diego, 92101
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