SELENA: Free Outdoor Music & Movies at Birch Park

SELENA: Free Outdoor Music & Movies at Birch Park

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Birch Park - Downtown Santa Ana

400 W 3rd St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Join friends and neighbors at Downtown Santa Ana's Birch Park for a free 25th Anniversary outdoor screening of 1997 biopic Selena!

About this event

Celebrate the life of a beloved, trailblazing artist! Grab your blankets, picnic baskets, and low-back folding chairs, and join us as the City of Santa Ana once again partners with The Frida Cinema to convert Santa Ana's Birch Park into an outdoor venue for live music and cinema! On Friday, August 26th, we're excited to close our August series with director Gregory Nava's 1997 classic Selena!

5pm - Gates open to the public. First-come, first-served seating! See venue rules and FAQ below!

6:30pm - Live Music (band TBA)

8pm - Brief introductions, followed by screening of Selena!

Come early -- the first 50 people who enter the park at 5pm will receive a free small popcorn!

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (played by Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

This event is part of Music & Movies in Birch Park, a weekly presentation of local music paired with classic cinema, provided every Friday night in August at Birch Park! This series being provided free-of-charge to the public by the City of Santa Ana.

Let us know you're coming! Please RSVP!



Birch Park is located in Downtown Santa Ana, at 400 W 3rd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701. Closest parking lot is the City's parking structure located at 310 N. Birch St. Guests who park in this lot will receive a validation ticket -- make sure you swing by the City's info booth at the event for your validation!


Bring a blanket, towel, LOW-BACK chair, or anything else you need to get comfy and enjoy a movie under the stars! Picnic baskets and outside food are welcome, though keep in mind that there are several fantastic neighboring restaurants that will be open to get your food needs handled!


Alcohol and smoking are prohibited. Please be courteous to your fellow audience members — if you are planning to bring chairs, bring LOW-BACK chairs so as to not block the folks behind you.


Gates open at 5pm!


We are looking forward to partnering with the City of Santa Ana every Friday night in August to bring you this series -- and we'll be back in October, too! Keep posted on future Frida Cinema events, including more outdoor movies at Birch Park -- click here to join our mailing list!

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We thank the City of Santa Ana for making this free community event possible!

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