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Saturday Nights are Movie Nights in Little Italy

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Little Italy is one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhoods. The food and the atmosphere, the market lights seemingly everywhere, the charming shops and the proximity to the bay are just some of the reasons that people from all over San Diego flock here for a night out on the town. Summers are really special in Little Italy. Things get a little busier and the summer buzz is in full effect. One of our favorite parts about summertime in Little Italy is the Summer Film Festival. This event runs all summer long and it’s a great way to appreciate Italian culture. Enjoy a movie under the stars every Saturday night until the end of the summer. The Little Italy Summer Film Festival is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater on W. Date & State Streets. The venue opens at 7:30pm each Saturday and the movies start at 8pm.

These amazing Italian films, complete with English subtitles, will make you feel like you’re in Italy for the night. The Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy encourage guests to bring their own picnic, snacks and blanket to enjoy the show. Remember that summer nights can get a bit chilly, so be sure to bring a light jacket to keep warm. Here’s a list of the movie titles and brief descriptions so you can pick your night wisely:

July 22nd
Bread and Tulips (Pane e Tulipani) // Brusati Franco
When left behind by her tour bus, Rosalia, an unappreciated housewife, hitch-hikes to Venice.

July 29th
Sicily Jass // Cinque Michele
When the now forgotten Nick LaRocca’s “Original Dixieland Jazz Band”, filled dancehalls.

August 5th
Italian Race (Veloce come il Vento) // Rovere Matteo
Giulia comes from a family of racecar champions, and now it’s up to her to save the family.

August 12th
On the Trail of My Father (La Pelle dell’Orso) // Segato Marco
When a Bear threatens a Dolomite town, one villager bets that he can track it down.

August 26th
The Postman (Il Postino) // Redford Michael
The son of a poor fisherman seeks help with his romance from the exiled poet Pablo Neruda.

We hope you make it out to Little Italy this summer to enjoy this time honored tradition. Nothing says summer quite like a movie in the park.

Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at [email protected].

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