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2018 Summer Movies in the Park to kick off with "Coco"

Posted at 7:50 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 22:50:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for family movie nights in the park! The 2018 Summer Movies in the Park series will kick off next Friday with a viewing of Coco at Waterfront Park.

The event series is a great option for a family-friendly night out--- it offers games, giveaways, music and activities before the sun goes down. After sunset, you and your family can settle into your chairs and blankets to watch a movie under the stars.

Movies are rated G through PG-13.


This year’s Summer Movies in the Park is bigger than ever, with 151 movies showing at dozens of parks across the county. All screenings are free and open to the public.

Movies include new hits, like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Black Panther,” as well as classics like “The Princess Bride” and “Back to the Future.” Be sure to check out the movie calendar for a complete schedule.

San Diego County Parks and Recreation and sponsor cities began the series in 2007 as a “take back our parks” initiative. The movie nights were created to give San Diego residents a reason to visit their local parks for free and safe evening events, as well as discouraging inappropriate after-hours park use and loitering.

This is the eleventh season of Summer Movies in the Park. This season, presented by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers, will run through late October.


Cost: Free

When: Friday, May 25 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The move will start 15 minutes after sunset.

Where: Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101