Movies in the Park


It’s Free and Fabulous Family Fun in Your Neighborhood. Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Movies begin shortly after sundown. Come early to visit with neighbors and get a good seat. The Summer Movies in the Park event series began in 2007 as a ‘take back our parks’ initiative, giving local residents a reason to visit their local county and city parks for a free and safe evening event.

The Summer of 2023 Movies in the Park include the following events at our University City parks:

  • The Sandlot @ Standley Community Park, June 10 @ 6:00 pm
  • The Jungle Book @ Doyle Community Park, June 23 @ 6:30 pm
  • Lilo & Stitch @ Nobel Community Park, June 30 @ 6:30 pm
  • Madagascar @ University Village Park, July 15 @ 6:00 pm
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru @ Doyle Community Park, July 21 @ 6:30 pm
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa @ University Gardens, July 22 @ 6:00 pm
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace @ Nobel Community Park, August 11 @ 6:00 pm

🎃👻🎃Halloween Movies (and two Halloween Festivals)  in University City:

  • 🎃Friday, October 13 at Doyle Recreation Center, the Halloween movie Hocus Pocus begins at dusk.
  • 🎃Friday, October 13 at Nobel Recreation Center, the Halloween Festival begins at 3:30pm and the Halloween movie The Book of Life begins at dusk.
  • 🎃Saturday, October 28 at Standley Recreation Center, the Halloween Festival begins 4:30pm and the movie Hotel Transylvania 2 begins at dusk.

For the complete schedule for San Diego Parks, visit