Here's where you can watch outdoor movies in Vancouver

Jul 5 2019, 9:54 pm

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There are plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of this summer and outdoor movies are one of them.

Whether you’re looking for comedy, action, or a thriller, you’re sure to find something to watch — and in many cases, these movies will be free of charge.

Here’s a quick list of all the outdoor movies that you can watch in Vancouver this summer.

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Evo Summer Cinema Series

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Free outdoor movies in Stanley Park (Fresh Air Cinema)

The Evo Summer Cinema Series is more commonly known as the free outdoor movies at Stanley Park.

They take place at the Grand Lown at Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach and have been an annual event for over a decade.

The Grand Lawn is outfitted with a four-storey inflatable movie screen, transforming the area into a magical outdoor cinema in a matter of hours.

When: Every Tuesday from July 2 to August 20
Time: Showtimes begin at dusk
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach – 8502 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Cost: Free (reserve seating available)

Summer Movie Nights on the Square

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Downtown Vancouver BIA’s free outdoor movie series (Michael Kossey)

Each Wednesday evening until August 21, Fresh Air Cinema’s four-story screen will pop-up at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza).

Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 4,000 people and this year is expected to be even more popular.

Each night will have special activations including photo booths, light displays, and food trucks.

When: Every Wednesday until August 21
Time: Movie begins at sunset
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery) – 850 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free of charge

Civic Theatre’s Sunset Cinema

Vancouver Civic Theatres Sunset Cinema

Vancouver’s Sunset Cinema is paired with a handful of free, family-friendly events.

Movie lovers are invited to šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with movies running up until August 21.

Free events at the plaza include a summer dance series, a downtown farmers’ market, and drop-in dance classes.

When: Every Wednesday until August 21
Time: Movie begins at sunset
Where: šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free of charge

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place

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Free outdoor movies at Canada Place (Port Metro Vancouver)

Pack a lawn chair and a blanket, because the large inflatable screen is taking to Canada Place as well.

Movies will take place every Thursday evening until August 29 at the North Point of Canada Place. Just remember — no smoking or alcohol is permitted during the movie.

When: Every Thursday until August 29
Time: Movie begins at sunset
Where:  North point of Canada Place

Vancouver Mural Festival Open Air Movie Theatre

Attendees can enjoy a free, evening movie in the park under the stars, featuring Academy-nominated film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, by notorious British street artist, Banksy.

When: Friday, August 9, 2019
Time: 9 pm or sunset
Location: To be confirmed
Cost: Free