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Great Park Movie on the Lawn: ‘Kung Fu Panda’

IRVINE– Before you see Kung Fu Panda 2 in theaters, watch the original 2008 Oscar nominee for best animated feature, Kung Fu Panda (PG) under the stars at the Great Park. On Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm, the Great Park Movie on the Lawn series continues with the story of Po the Panda, a bumbling Panda who aspires to be a kung fu master. Kung Fu Panda stars the celebrity voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan.

Admission and parking are free, and visitors should bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the lawn. Warm clothing is recommended, and visitors are welcome to bring picnics and movie snacks.
Come back Sunday for the Great Park Farmers Market where shoppers can buy fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables and enjoy treats from a wide variety of gourmet food trucks. For more information, please visit


About the Great Park

The Orange County Great Park, with its 1,347-acre master plan, is the focal point of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. The Great Park is currently 27.5 acres and includes an iconic tethered helium balloon that rises 400 feet in the air, providing an aerial view of Park development. A $70 million development plan to expand the Park to more than 200 acres is currently underway. The plan will build out a core section of the Park for the most immediate and wide-ranging public benefit, including the initial components of the sports park, a 114-acre agricultural area, and an art and culture exhibition space. For more information, please go to

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2 thoughts on “Watch Kung Fu Panda for free at the OC Great Park on Saturday, June 4”
  1. I loved the first Kung Fu Panda! I saw it when it came out, but haven’t seen it since. This looks like I don’t have to plan what I’m doing with the kids that weekend. I also heard about a couple of other events like this one at another site I read all the time.

  2. I love watching movies outside. There is a very festive atmosphere that the viewer can’t get in a movie theater. How old is the first Kung Fu Panda? I seem to remember hearing on another site that Kung Fu Panda 2 is coming out soon.

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