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100+ Movies Under the Stars

Beach chairs? Check! Blankets? Check! Ingredients for a healthy picnic? Check! Sounds like you’re ready for a new season of County Parks' Summer Movies in the Park series! Summer Movies in the Park is the largest free and family-friendly outdoor movie series in San Diego County, with dozens of hosting sites and over a hundred screenings.

The program launched in 2007 as a ‘take back our parks’ initiative – in sync with the County’s Live Well vision to sustain safe, healthy and thriving communities. Each movie event gives residents a fun reason to visit their local parks with family and friends, and to settle in with blankets, beach chairs and picnic dinners as they watch blockbuster movies under a starry night sky. Shows run May through October, in neighborhoods from the beach to the desert, and everything in between. 

Events begin as early as 6 p.m., though actual start times are 15 minutes after sunset. Check the sunset schedule to see when movies start, by date. Before movies play, many locations provide entertainment like music and dancing, concerts, arts and crafts, games, costume contests, nature discovery tables, live animal exibits and food trucks - so it's worth going early for the pre-show!  

Learn more:

  1. Summer Movies in the Park website
  2. Summer Movies in the Park Facebook page
  3. Full list of Movies

Call for sponsors:

Consider sponsoring the full series, or specific events at your favorite park destination. Options start at $250 and include a wealth of perks – both online and live, at movie showings. Get additional information in our Summer Movies in the Park Sponsor Packet or by connecting with Program Chair Christine Lafontant at 619-531-4954 or

Summer Moves in the Park 2024 series coming soon
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