Summer Movies in the Park

Posted on Jun 8 2017 - 11:58pm by Kelly
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Another reason to love summer in San Diego!

If you and your kiddos love movies but don’t want to be stuck inside an air-conditioned movie theater, check out Summer Movies in the Park! Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic, grab some blankets or beach chairs, and catch a movie under the stars. And the best part: it’s FREE!

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The Summer Movies in the Park series has partnered with local parks throughout San Diego County to offer free family-friendly movies every Friday and Saturday night from late-May through mid-September. Dylan and I look forward to these events almost every week and we already have our calendar marked for several more this summer!

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Most events start between 6:00-6:30 pm, but the movie won’t start playing until it’s dark (around 7:30-8:00 pm). Get there early to get good seats and take advantage of free goodies from the sponsors and activities going on at the park.

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Dylan has scored a free beach ball, bubbles, a frisbee, and a coloring book and crayons. I’ve enjoyed free Kind bars, a tote bag, reusable water bottle, and coupons for local businesses!

Dylan Movie ScreenWhat to bring:

  • Blankets- to lay on and to cover up with if it gets cold.
  • Chairs (optional)- most people bring the lower-style beach chairs so as not to obstruct the view of others behind you.
  • Sweatshirts for everyone (it gets chilly after the sun goes down).
  • Food & Drinks- we usually bring subs from Jersey Mike’s (Dylan’s fave!), chips or popcorn, cookies or Twizzlers, bottled water, etc. We went to the one at Waterfront Park in Little Italy and brought a pizza! And I may have snuck in a bottle of wine and some red Solo cups, but you didn’t hear that from me! 😉  *Some events have food trucks or concessions available for purchase, but check info online to be sure.
  • Outdoor games, a soccer ball, or a deck of cards in case your little ones get antsy before the movie starts.


Check out the full schedule of movies on their website: Summer Movies in the Park

There are several showings each and every Friday and Saturday night at various locations throughout San Diego, so there’s sure to be one near you!

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Enjoy the show!

— Kelly

 

 

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