Free drive-in movies in Vancouver at River District this summer

Dec 20 2017, 12:05 am

Vancouver is set to get another drive-in movies series this summer, thanks to the River District Drive-in, presented by Wesgroup and Fresh Air Cinemas.

On four separate nights, Fresh Air Cinema and Wesgroup will air four classic movies, in the lot at River District, evoking one of the most cherished and personal eras of cinema.


Each event will feature themed and curated food, from an ’80s high school night on July 12, to outdoor campfires and camping foods on September 6. Attendees are encouraged to dress up for the occasion, coming in their best movie-specific duds.

The scenic and unique River District is currently used as a film set for several productions, making it the perfect spot for film, friends, family and fun.

“It’s a magic spot,” says Wesgroup’s Beau Jarvis. “It’s got this rich cinematic history, but it’s also just this massive blank canvas that we thought would be perfect for a series of fun family events. In five years, it will all be new homes. So we thought we would offer it up to the community before that happens. And offer a unique alternative to the typical indoor Netflix experience.”

River District Drive-in presented by Wesgroup

When: July 12, July 26, August 30, September 6

Start time: Approximately 7 p.m.

Where: River District – Corner of East Kent Road and Boundary, Vancouver

Free Outdoor Drive-In Movie Vancouver 2015 Series

July 12 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

ferris bueller's day off

July 26 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)



August 30 – The Outsiders (1983)

the outsiders

September 6 – Stand by Me (1986)

stand by me

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