Leo Carrillo Film Festival in Carlsbad

Summer Fun in Carlsbad CA

The Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park in Carlsbad is hosting the 16th Annual Leo Carrillo Film Festival. Furthermore, if you enjoy historic movies, and being outdoors, this festival is for you.

The festival takes place on 3 consecutive Friday nights…August 19, August 26 and September 2.

Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park is a special preservation of the land, hacienda, and other buildings owned by popular Hollywood film and TV star Leo Carrillo. Additionally, Carrillo is perhaps best known as Pancho in the 1950s TV series “The Cisco Kid”.

As a result, a visit to this historic park in the heart of the Rancho Carrillo master planned community is well worth it. In addition, it’s free!

Leo Carrillo, Historic Ranch Park in Carlsbad

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A Visit to the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park in Carlsbad CA

The Leo Carrillo Film Festival features rare and historic films featuring Hollywood actor, Leo Carrillo.

Movies will start at sunset, and the ranch is open at 5 PM. Additionally, you can take a tour of the Hacienda 1 hour before the movie starts. Furthermore, I’ve taken this tour and recommend it.

You will be able to purchase beverages and gourmet snacks at the event. Also, bring a low-back chair, flashlight, a blanket for chilly coastal evenings, and be sure to wear warm clothes.

Before the start of the 1st 2 movies you’ll enjoy an episode of “The Cisco Kid”.

Be aware the movies are subject to change without notice.

Here’s the schedule:

Aug. 19  Flirting with Fate (1938) – 70 minutes

Aug. 26  Arizona Wildcat (1939) – 69 minutes

Sept. 2  The Princess Bride (1987) – not a Carrillo film (98 minutes)

You must register online for tickets – 4 per person allowed. Thus, looking at the site today it seems seats are going fast, so don’t delay!

The Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park is located at 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane off Melrose Drive, south of Palomar Airport Road.