Back to School Films

Summer vacation is over, and it’s time for kids of all ages to grab their new book bags and set out on a new school year. Maybe you sympathize with your kids, maybe you’re excited for them, or maybe you remember your own school days (fondly or not). So here are some movies to watch on your outdoor theater system with a “back to school” theme that might appeal to a wide range of audiences:

Back to School

The perfectly-named film is also the perfect place to start. Rodney Dangerfield plays a self-made, uneducated tycoon who enrolls in his son’s college and becomes big man on campus in this goofy comedy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This smash hit launched a whole series of films about Harry, a young orphan who discovers a world of magical powers at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Bet your first day at school was never like this!

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Moving up to the teenage-and-older crowd, this raucous comedy featuring Shawn Penn as the world’s most clueless stoner dude will reawaken your memories of high school in the ‘80s with a vengeance.

Mean Girls

Lindsey Lohan scored at the box office in this 2004 film about a girl who gets a big dose of reality when she makes the transition from home-schooling in Africa to public high school in the U.S. with its cliques, vendettas and, you guessed it, mean girls.

Animal House

Graduating from high school to college brings us to this classic 1978 film. Tom Hulce, John Belushi, a young Kevin Bacon and a dorm full of supporting players will have you laughing at the antics of Delta House, the worst frat house on campus (and probably the world).

Enjoy your back to school experience with Outdoor Theater Systems

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