Rancho Valencia, an Auberge resort in Rancho Santa Fe, is hosting Theater Thursdays in August. After a day at the Races, retreat to the private escape of Rancho Valencia for equestrian-themed family films, which begin at 8 p.m., under the stars:
•Aug. 18: “Dreamer” starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning
•Aug. 25: Disney’s “Secretariat”
Admission and popcorn are free and films will be screened on the resort’s Croquet Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and pillows. Food and beverage is available for purchase for $22, which includes:
• Executive Chef Eric Bauer’s Family Fried Chicken Bucket
•Fruit Salad and Potato Salad
•Rancho Valencia Chocolate Chip Cookie
Visit www.ranchovalencia.com; Rancho Valencia is located at 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe; (858) 756-1123.