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Summer Movies in the Park - Waterfront Park

Summer Movies in the Park
Summer Movies in the Park / Summer Movies in the Park
Summer Movies in the Park
May 26, 2023: 6 PM
July 1, 2023: 6 PM
August 25, 2023: 5 PM
October 21, 2023: 5 PM
Waterfront Park
Some sites do charge for parking so check the event details at

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. 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 5 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.

What should I bring?
Plan to bring chairs or blankets for your comfort. Chairs are not provided at any of our events. Also, feel free to pack a picnic and enjoy your meal under the stars! Some locations will have food available, so check the Event Specifics section of each location and date for more details. Bring a sweater or light jacket – it will cool down once the sun sets.

What if it rains?
In the event of rain or high winds a movie may be canceled. If it rains on the day of the movie you’re planning to attend, please contact the Parks & Recreation office to get up-to-date information on possible cancellations. Contact information for each location is in the Event Specifics section of each scheduled movie.

Can I bring my dog?
Many parks allow dogs as long as they remain on leash. Rules are typically listed on community boards or kiosk signs – but you may also call to confirm. Always keep a close eye and clean up after your pet.

Where can I park?
Most locations have ample parking or quick access to public transportation. We encourage you to check the Event Specifics section of the movie you plan to attend to see if there are any specific notes on parking.

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Showtimes and Movies:

May 26, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish PG

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish - Official Trailer 2

July 1, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Top Gun: Maverick PG-13

Top Gun: Maverick | NEW Official Trailer (2022 Movie) - Tom Cruise

August 25, 2023 at 5 p.m.
DC League of Super-Pets PG

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS – Official Trailer

October 21, 2023 at 5 p.m.
ET the Extra-Terrestrial PG

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial | E.T. Phone Home in 4K HDR

Waterfront Park

1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.