MB centennial celebration continues July 15
by DAVE SCHWAB
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The Wave House will be the site of the next installment of the Mission Beach centennial celebration on Tuesday, July 15. Photo by Don Balch
The Wave House will be the site of the next installment of the Mission Beach centennial celebration on Tuesday, July 15. Photo by Don Balch
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The “Dive-in Movie,” part of Mission Beach’s year-long centennial celebration, is still on for

July 15, but the venue has been changed from historic Plunge pool to Wave House Athletic Park at 3115 Ocean Front Walk in Belmont Park.

“We’re going to be showing ‘Jaws’ from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.,” said centennial spokeswoman Wendy Crain about the latest in a series of events commemorating the beach community’s 100th birthday in 2014.

“There will be a 20-foot screen set up in front of the wave machine.”

Crain said the venue can accommodate about 200 guests.

Movie-style refreshments will be served, including popcorn and candy. Crain said goodies will be appropriately priced for a family event.

She said signature cocktails will be available at a discounted price.

The centennial celebration kicked off in March with a proclamation from Mayor Kevin Faulconer to go along with dedication of a monument, a big boulder with an oxidized bronze plaque placed between Belmont Park and the southern lifeguard restroom on the beach.

The centennial event schedule continues in August with a sandcastle event and will conclude with a volleyball/horseshoes beachfest in early September.

The centennial events will finish with a Sept. 27 Centennial Festival at Belmont Park/Ventura Boulevard.

The origin of Mission Beach dates to June 14, 1914, when a syndicate headed by John D. Spreckels and managed by George S. Barney submitted a subdivision map surveyed by D.A. Loebenstein to the “Common Council” of San Diego (what is known now as the the San Diego City Council) for approval on Dec. 14, 1914.

The first official map of Mission Beach was then signed and adopted.

For more information visit www.missionbeachcentennial.org.

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