It’s not too late, catch the last Summer Movies in the Park!

September 27, 2012 | 9:30am

The calendar says fall, but it still feels like summer. So grab your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and head over to the green lawn outside the County Administration Center this weekend for the last summer movie under the stars.

The free film series concludes Saturday with the screening of Madagascar. Kids can play games as you stake out your spot in front of the inflatable widescreen then settle in at dusk to watch the popular G-rated movie as the light fades over scenic San Diego Bay.

Summer Movies in the Park 2012 featured more than 50 films overall; and is the largest free movie event in the county. The high-quality digital films are usually shown at local parks on a 32-foot inflatable widescreen and the events are all open to the public.

County Parks and Recreation teamed up with the cities of San Diego, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside and Poway, and the USS Midway Museum to offer the series. Sponsors included San Diego Gas and Electric, First 5 San Diego, County Health and Human Services  Agency plus a number of local businesses and organizations.

This is the fifth year that Parks has coordinated the Summer Movies in the Park series. This summer alone, more than 16,000 people turned out to enjoy free family movies under the stars and there are plans to offer the series again next summer.       

The Summer Movies in the Park series is also offering one last film this year in the North County. Puss in Boots will be showing at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater Saturday evening. For more information on the movies series, please visit SummerMoviesInThePark.com.