'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park

Jun 8 2016, 7:26 am

The Force will be strong on the fifth night of The Evo Summer Cinema Series, the annual free outdoor movies festival in Stanley Park, this summer.

UPDATE – July 4: With Disney pulling the rights to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fresh Air Cinema has replaced it with Space Jam. Read more about the change.


On Tuesday, August 2, the latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be screened on the massive four-storey tall inflatable movie screen.

The screening at Second Beach’s Ceperley Meadows begins at dusk, but movie fans are advised to arrive early given that the screening will likely be the most popular night of the season. Depending on weather, the venue is expected to reach and perhaps even exceed its 5,000 person capacity per night.

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Released in theatres in December 2015, the seventh instalment of the series was, of course, one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of all time, earning $2.068 billion in all global markets on a budget of more than $300 million. It is the highest grossing movie of all time in North America, beating Avatar, and the third-highest grossing movie globally – behind Avatar and Titanic, but ahead of Jurassic World.

Other films that will be screened at this year’s event include Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a special to-be-announced LGBTQ film to mark Vancouver Pride Week, and The Daily Hive Vancouver’s Reader’s Choice selection of Napoleon Dynamite. For the full list of the 2016 lineup, click here.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at 2016 Evo Summer Cinema Series

When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Start time: Dusk on this day is officially at 9:27 pm, but you are strongly advised to arrive much earlier to ensure you have an optimal viewing location. The movie runs for 136 minutes.

Where: Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach), Stanley Park, Vancouver

Cost: Free

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