The crowd at a concert at Civita in 2014.

Civita, a new urban development in Mission Valley, is scheduling free movies on Fridays and concerts on Sundays this summer to introduce San Diegans to the growing community.

Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic basket, or grab a gourmet burger from InSlider, one of San Diego’s favorite food trucks.

Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early and bring a picnic or enjoy tacos for $1 and free popcorn starting at 6:30 p.m.

July 12 — Concert by the country rock band Nancarrow

July 17 — Movie night with “Independence Day”

August 9 –Concert by the dance band Siren’s Crush

August 21 — Movie night with “Big Hero 6″

All take place in the community’s temporary park at the corner of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta.

Located on a former quarry site, Civita combines proximity to shopping and restaurants with trolley access to downtown San Diego, Old Town and Qualcomm Stadium.  The community is being developed by Sudberry Properties over the next 10-15 years with an emphasis on sustainability.

Long-range plans for the 230-acre urban village call for 4,780 homes and apartments, a multi-level park, approximately 480,000 square feet for a lifestyle retail center and 420,000 square feet for an office/business campus.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.