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Rooftop Cinema Club Returns Starting March 18

San Diego CA— It’s time to fire up the projector and the popcorn machine as Rooftop Cinema Club is set to re-open on Thursday, March 18 with an ’80s-themed weekend of programming. The ultimate outdoor cinema experience’s San Diego location still sits atop the 4th floor terrace at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, but steps out with a new venue name – Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero.

Tickets on sale now.

San Diegans everywhere are eager to venture out after spending most of the last year in quarantine, and with its expanded footprint, Rooftop Cinema Club offers a fun and safe night out at the cinema, which you can enjoy while sitting amidst the picturesque Downtown San Diego skyline.

Rooftop’s lineup of films is second-to-none, featuring everything from cult-classics to recent box office hits, and this season’s queue is no exception. The current schedule through May 2 is below and offers as much variety as fun themed nights, including an ’80s-themed opening weekend, Family-Friendly Screenings on Sundays, a Pet-Friendly “Wooftop Cinema Club” on April 11, and a host of additional celebrations. And due to COVID restrictions, Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero has been deemed a ‘limited capacity’ venue, so you’ll want to get your tickets early to not miss out on the fun!

Thursday, March 18, 2021 FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 19, 2021 THE PRINCESS BRIDE 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 20, 2021 DIRTY DANCING 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 21, 2021 COMING TO AMERICA 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 CLUELESS 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 PULP FICTION 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 26, 2021 GREASE 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 2021 ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 28, 2021 THE GOONIES – (Family-Friendly Screening) 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 MEAN GIRLS 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 LA LA LAND 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 2, 2021 BACK TO THE FUTURE 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 3, 2021 JURASSIC PARK 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 4, 2021 THE CROODS: A NEW AGE – (Family-Friendly Screening) 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 THE GREAT GATSBY 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 POINT BREAK 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 9, 2021 SCREAM 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 2021 13 GOING ON 30 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 11, 2021 RATATOUILLE – (Family and Pet-Friendly “Wooftop” Screening) 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 PRETTY WOMAN 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 16, 2021 SELENA 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 2021 HIGH FIDELITY 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18, 2021 THE SANDLOT – (Family-Friendly Screening) 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 THE BIG LEBOWSKI 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 PITCH PERFECT 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 DAZED AND CONFUSED 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 2021 LOVE & BASKETBALL 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, 2021 CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 25, 2021 HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE – (Family-Friendly Screening) 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 THE DARK KNIGHT 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 WONDER WOMAN 1984 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 THE NOTEBOOK 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 30, 2021 FIGHT CLUB 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1, 2021 BRIDESMAIDS 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2, 2021 THE PRINCESS BRIDE – (Family-Friendly Screening) 8:00 p.m.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero is located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego (92101) on the 4th Floor Sport Terrace of the Harbor Tower. Doors open nightly at 6:30 p.m. and films start at 7:30 or 8:00 p.m. Opening early allows guests plenty of time to enjoy the “Social Cinema” aspect of Rooftop Cinema Club, which includes amazing sunsets, classic table games, fantastic food and top-shelf drinks. Rooftop Cinema Club is open exclusively to adults 18-and-over, however, every Sunday features a Family-Friendly screening so the whole family can come out and enjoy a fun film under the stars.

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Among the theme nights and celebrations that dot the schedule…

Family-Friendly Screenings, every Sunday starting 3/28

Welcome to Rooftop Cinema Club’s new Family-Friendly screenings! Every Sunday, starting March 28, they’re opening up the usually 18+ Rooftop venue to younger moviegoers as well, so the whole family can enjoy a movie night under the stars. Be sure to select the “Kids and Teens” ticket for anyone under 18, and we suggest checking out the film’s rating before making plans as ratings will vary.

PLEASE NOTE: Headphones are one size, so Rooftop recommends bringing children ages 5 and up to ensure they’re able to tune into the film.

‘80s-Themed Opening Weekend, 3/18 – 3/21 

Rooftop Cinema Club is opening up the Rooftop by going back in time with some of the most beloved ’80s classics, like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing and Coming to America. Break out those shoulder pads and stock up on hairspray because you’re going with them. Plus, the best-dressed ’80s guest will get a special prize 🎁.

Sunday, April 11 – RATATOUILLE

Rooftop Cinema Club is happy to share that Wooftop is back for National Pet Day with a screening that is not only family-friendly, but dog-friendly as well! This year they’re shining a spotlight on our non-human friends by screening Ratatouille (yes, even rats can be pets and no, that doesn’t mean you should bring your pet rat). Come watch this delicious tail (pun intended) with your favorite furry friend, and they’ll take care of the rest!

PLEASE NOTE: you are responsible for cleaning up after your dog, and all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. A special relief area will be provided at the venue.

Thursday, April 15 – THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

In the enduring spirit of P.T. Barnum and company, Rooftop Cinema Club is decking out the venue in “three-ring circus” decor for their themed-night screening of The Greatest Showman.

Friday, April 16 – SELENA

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom! On the day that would’ve been her 50th birthday, Rooftop Cinema Club is honoring the life and legacy of the beloved Texas music star by screening the seminal Jennifer Lopez biopic, Selena.

Saturday, April 17 – HIGH FIDELITY

When we were listing out the top 5 films to play in honor of Record Store Day, the vinyl-loving High Fidelity was #1 with a bullet!

Tuesday, April 20 – THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Come relax at the Rooftop this 4/20 with everyone’s favorite L.A. bowler who’s got an affinity for White Russians.

Wednesday, April 28 – WONDER WOMAN 1984   

This Superhero Day, Rooftop Cinema Club is celebrating one of the most iconic characters to grace comic books and movie screens. Gal Gadot’s latest take on Wonder Woman has introduced the character to a whole new generation of fans!

Adhering to COVID protocols, Rooftop Cinema Club’s tickets are now being sold exclusively online. Walk-up ticket sales will not be available. For 18+ moviegoers, tickets start at $17.50 (Sun-Thurs) and $18.50 (Fri & Sat) for an adjustable single lounge seat. For $20.50 (Sun-Thurs) and $21.50 (Fri & Sat), guests can purchase a single lounge seat that comes with a 46 oz. bucket of Rooftop Cinema Club’s famous fresh-popped popcorn. And for couples, Rooftop Cinema Club offers a special double-sized love-seat that also comes with a 46 oz. bucket of popcorn for each guest, and those tickets are either $24 apiece (Sun-Thurs) or $25 apiece (Fri & Sat) and must be booked in pairs. Rooftop Cinema Club also offers 18+ guests a Military Discount of 15% and a Student Discount of 10% – book online and prepare to show a valid ID at check-in. For Family-Friendly Screenings only, tickets are priced at $13.50 for the Kids and Teens Lounge Seat (ages 17 and under). Booking fees apply. Tickets and information for all shows are available on the official Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero website: And again, as a reminder, Rooftop Cinema Club is a ‘limited capacity’ venue and tickets are expected to sell out fast!!

One of the signature elements of Rooftop Cinema Club is the unique food and beverage offering presented by the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, with a menu that features specialty plates and drinks, including a variety of signature cocktails and several craft-beer, IPA and wine options. Rooftop also offers a robust concession stand with fresh popcorn and a large selection of candy and soda. New for 2021, concessions will be available with contactless order and pick-up to make movie snacking both safe and convenient.

In response to the pandemic and with safety as their number one priority, Rooftop Cinema Club has adapted their operations. The venue is opening at a limited capacity with socially distanced seating and all ticket purchases made online. Concession purchases can also be made online with contact-free order and pickup at the venue. Rooftop Cinema Club is a cashless business, so guests should come prepared with a debit or credit card. Sanitization solutions will be available on site, and team members will wear masks, routinely change gloves and regularly wipe down surfaces. Headphones will be sanitized after each use. Rooftop will not be offering their usual pillows and blankets, but guests are welcome to bring their own. Due to health guidelines, Rooftop is also not able to offer bottomless popcorn, but have increased the size of the venue’s popcorn bucket from 32 oz. to 46 oz. Rooftop team members will also enforce safety rules required for guests, including masks required anytime you are not in your seat and ensuring social distancing between parties.

There are numerous transportation options to reach Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero, including taxis, ride-shares and the San Diego Trolley. Self-parking is available for guests who elect to drive including in Manchester Grand Hyatt’s parking garage, which offers self-parking (up to 4 hours, based on availability) with validation for people who order food & drink from the hotel’s menu at the Rooftop.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt is offering a 30% room discount for guests who would like to stay at the hotel following a night at Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero. The discount code is available on the cinema email ticket confirmations for online bookings. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.

For more information about Rooftop Cinema Club, visit You can also stay connected with Rooftop Cinema Club socially on Instagram (@rooftopcinemaclub), Facebook (@rooftopcinemaclub) and Twitter (@RooftopCinema) and with the hashtag #RooftopMoments.