Leo Carrillo Ranch Film Festival


In previous years, the “Dinner & A Movie at Leo Carrillo Ranch” was the big annual fundraiser supporting arts and education. However, this event was split this year, turning the movie night into the Leo Carrillo Ranch Film Festival!

Guests were encouraged to bring: blankets, low-back chairs, warm clothes, and a flashlight. They enjoyed an evening of nostalgic entertainment under the stars hosted by the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department. Over the last three Friday nights, they showed rare historical films from the Golden Age of Hollywood featuring Leo Carrillo and movies that Leo would love.



A Meurer Image Photography Photo from the 2017 Dinner & A Movie Fundraiser night.


Personal Touch Dining offered snacks at a concession stand, a fun change of pace from the regular wedding menu they serve! There were desserts, popcorn, hot dogs, and other fun snacks you’d see at a movie theatre for sale.

While the City of Carlsbad also hosts larger public Family Movie Nights, these Film Festival events require advance online reservations. The tickets sold out fast! If you’re a local in the area, keep a sharp eye on the City Of Carlsbad’s event calendar for more fun events like this in the future!



A Meurer Image Photography Photo from the 2017 Dinner & A Movie Fundraiser night.


Are you interested in the Family Movie Night coming up on Saturday, Sept. 10? 

The City of Carlsbad says, “Bring family & friends, a blanket, and a low-back chair to Stagecoach Community Park for a night of fun activities and a movie presentation on the big screen under the stars.” This is an open invite event; no tickets need to be purchased to attend!

“Enjoy a movie-themed FunZone with bounce houses, obstacle races, crafts, games, and activities from 5 – 7 p.m. Wristbands for the FunZone can be purchased for $5 at the Event. Our feature presentation UP (rated PG) will start at dusk.”

Food and beverage sales are available between 5 and 7 p.m.

Enjoy Pizza, nachos, hot dogs, ice cream, & popcorn, or bring your dinner from home!

*** Event may modify or cancel due to inclement weather.***

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
5 p.m., the Movie starts at dusk
Stagecoach Community Park
3420 Camino de Los Coches

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