NOW PLAYING: MOVIES IN THE PARK

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East County News Service

May 16, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- The 2018 season of Summer Movies in the Park opens this month. The annual event is bigger and better than ever with 151 screenings at dozens of parks across the county. View the full schedule for movies all summer long countywide here.

The series, presented by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers, kicks off at the Waterfront Park on May 25 and runs through late October. All screenings are free and open to the public.  In June, movies in East County include:

June 2            “LEGO Ninjago Movie”        Stelzer County Park, Lakeside

June 9            “Thor: Ragnarok”                 Dos Picos County Park, Ramona

June 15          “Mary Poppins”                     San Carlos Community Park, San Carlos

June 15          “The Boss Baby”                  Flinn Springs County Park, El Cajon

June 15          “The Boss Baby”                  Pine Valley County Park, Pine Valley

June 22          “The Sandlot”                        Hilton Head County Park, Rancho San Diego

Movies start 15 minutes after sunset but many locations offer arts and crafts, games and other activities such as live entertainment and food trucks for an hour or so beforehand. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring along blankets, chairs and snacks.

Movies are rated G through PG-13. New movies for 2018 include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Ferdinand,” “Black Panther” and more.

Also new this year are screenings at Louis A. Stelzer County Park and Oakoasis County Preserve, both in Lakeside, and a screening of “Coco” in Spanish on Oct. 26—just before Día de los Muertos.

This is the 11th year that County Parks and Recreation and sponsor cities have coordinated the event. See the full schedule at Contact hosting parks for additional information.