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 more than 80 hosting sites and over a hundred screenings. 

It 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.

Shows run May through October, in neighborhoods from the beach to the desert, and everything in between. Each movie event gives residents a reason to visit their local parks after dark, deterring inappropriate loitering and park use, and bringing additional safety and security to residents’ favorite locales.

Events begin as early as 6 p.m., though actual movie start times are 15 minutes after sunset. Before the movie, many locations provide additional entertainment like arts and crafts, games, costume contests, music, dancing and food trucks.

Coordinators for the 2021 season had added lots of new shows, activities and creative programs. Please bookmark this page for updates.  

Learn more:

  1. Summer Movies in the Park website
  2. Summer Movies in the Park Facebook page

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 2021 Summer Movies in the Park Sponsor Packet or by connecting with Program Chair Christine Lafontant at 619-531-4954 or

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