Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Arts & Culture
Published on May 05, 2023
New outdoor movie series Ferry Flicks playing every Friday night in May at the Ferry Building Image: Ferry Flicks

It’s now the month of May, and in San Francisco, that means the outdoor movie screenings will start in earnest. The popular free Sundown Cinema series held in the biggest local parks has not yet announced its 2023 schedule. But The Cut Outdoor Cinema has already been screening movies since March (there is an admission fee, here’s this weekend’s schedule), and now the Examiner reports that a new outdoor film series Ferry Flicks starts Friday, May 5, and runs every Friday night for the rest of May. 

The Ferry Flicks schedule shows they’re playing Hitchcock’s Vertigo May 5, the Steve McQueen thriller Bullitt May 12, It Came from Beneath the Sea May 19, and Sister Act on May 26.

The screenings are not free. A $5 per-person admission fee gets you in with a free popcorn, or you can upgrade to a $12 ticket that gets you what the Ferry Building describes as a “Fancy Hot Dog.”

All shows are at the Ferry Building North Plaza, and the Fort Point Beer Company's Ferry Building Beer Garden will host a 5-8 p.m. Happy Hour before each screening, with $5 draft beers. According to the Ferry Building, “additional food & bev will be available for purchase all evening.”

The Ferry Building also points out, “It gets chilly on the SF waterfront, so be prepared!” Seating is provided, but they do recommend you come equipped with jackets and blankets. Shows start shortly after 8 p.m.