One of Vancouver’s favourite summertime events is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this July and August for the festival’s 10th anniversary.
The Evo Summer Cinema Series returns to the Grand Lawn at Ceperley Meadows near second beach every Tuesday from July 3 to August 21.
To celebrate a decade of movies being shown in the park after dark, Fresh Air Cinema, Evo Car Share, and Daily Hive teamed up to let viewers pick ALL the films that will be played this summer – and over 5,000 people voted to pick the eight flicks.
The Grand Lawn will be outfitted with a four-storey inflatable movie screen, transforming the area into a magical outdoor cinema within a matter of hours, fit for thousands of Vancouverites each week.
Lawn seating at Ceperley Meadows is free and there’s plenty of space, but if you want a good spot to watch the evening flick, be sure to get there early as it’s first-come-first-serve seating – just be sure to bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs.
If you want to guarantee the best seat in the house, Fresh Air Cinema has a reserved Gold Circle VIP area at the front of the lawn complete with 200 chairs, perfect if you want to show up and have your seats waiting for you. Seats are $20 and available now.
Be there before dusk and take part in the many fun pre-show activities, including games, prizes, and giveaways, as well as the weekly offering of food truck fare and classic movie treats. And since it’s a family-friend event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted.
As it’s easiest to get in and out of the park by foot, movie goers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike in for the shows – there will be a free bike valet service offered each night too.
Due to overwhelming demand, Fresh Air Cinema’s “Dinner & A Movie” program is expanding this year. In partnership with the West End Business Improvement Association (West End BIA), you can choose between between seven different restaurants, each serving up a three-course meal each week. Tickets are $35 and include both dinner and a VIP front row seat at the movie. Space is limited to 10 at each restaurant, so book soon so you don’t miss out.
If you want to stay at the park instead, use the Foodora app to order from whichever restaurant you want – and they’ll deliver right to your seat.
Evo Summer Cinema Series
When: Every Tuesday from July 3 to August 21
Time: Activities begin at 5 pm, movie begins at dusk (check sunset times as that will be your best indication of when movies will start)
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach – 8502 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Free outdoor movies Stanley Park 2018 schedule
July 3 – The Princess Bride (1987)
July 10 – Stand By Me (1986)
July 17 – The Lion King (1994)
July 24 – Mean Girls (2004)
July 31 – Spice World (1997)
August 7 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
August 14 – Grease (1978)
August 21 – Titanic (1997)
*Scheduled films are subject to change
Daily Hive is the proud exclusive online media partner of the Evo Summer Cinema Series