Summer at Jack London Square features free movies at the waterfront

Editors: See here for an overview video about events at Jack London Square.

Oakland, Calif. – June 19, 2018: Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square starts Thursday evening at sundown with a special Oakland A’s night. The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the baseball film, “The Sandlot.” Guests will be treated to swag, photo opportunities and fun activities provided by the Oakland A’s. Team mascot Stomper will be on hand from 5 pm to 7 pm. In January 2018, the A’s corporate headquarters relocated to Jack London Square.

“It’s wonderful to see hundreds of people come together at Jack London Square to enjoy our outdoor movie nights,” said Pam Kershaw, Port of Oakland Director of Commercial Real Estate. “The Oakland A’s home office is at the Square and their participation in our summer’s first Waterfront Flick will make it extra special.”

Waterfront Flicks is every other Thursday evening at 8 p.m. with pre-film, family-oriented activities on the Ferry Lawn. The free movies begin at sunset. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to set up lawn chairs and bring blankets. The Ferry Lawn is located next to the ferry dock at the foot of Clay Street in Jack London Square.

Waterfront Flicks schedule:
June 21       The Sandlot (Oakland Athletics’ Night)
July 5           The Greatest Showman
July 19         Star Wars: The Last Jedi
August 2      Bridesmaids
August 16    Coco
August 30    Black Panther

Many of Jack London Square’s eateries will be offering specials for Waterfront Flicks. Pets are welcome at all Jack London Square restaurants that have outdoor dining, year-round. Ben & Jerry’s will be selling ice creams, sweets and hot chocolate from their mobile cart.

There are more than 55 free public events at Jack London Square throughout the year. Go here to see all activities offered at the Oakland waterfront or call (510) 645-9292. Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, public transit, biking, walking and driving. For directions to Jack London Square, go here.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at

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