There are plenty of outdoor activities in Metro Vancouver to take advantage of this summer and outdoor movies are one of our favourites.
Whether you’re looking for comedy, action, or a thriller, you’re sure to find something to watch. So grab a blanket, popcorn, and some friends to join you.
Here’s a checklist of the recurring events where you can watch outdoor movies this summer.
Hundreds of people will gather every Tuesday from July 5 to August 23 to watch Hollywood hits and family favourites on the giant four-storey inflatable movie screen in Stanley Park.
Similar to previous years, attendees are invited to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy free lawn seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. VIP seating is also available online via Eventbrite and offers a front-row seat to enjoy the movie.
When: Every Tuesday from July 5 to August 23, 2022
Time: 8 to 11 pm, screenings begin at dusk
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach – 8502 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Cost: Free, VIP seating available online
What: The Polygon Gallery’s Deckchair Cinema, hosted in partnership with the City of North Vancouver, is open-air film series that will also feature music, DJs, and special guests each week.
Attendees are invited to bring blankets and low chairs to the film screenings on Cates Deck in front of The Polygon Gallery. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and films begin at sundown. Entry is by donation.
When: Every Thursday from June 23 to August 11, 2022
Time: Music and concession open at 7 pm, screenings begin at sundown
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation
What: A long-running fresh air film series is returning this summer and it’s packed with favourites the whole family can enjoy.
The City of Burnaby is bringing back Summer Cinema to Civic Square starting this August. Plus a new night has been added to Edmonds Park near Highgate Village.
When: August 12, 19, 20, 26, and September 2, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Civic Square by Bob Prittie Library – 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby (except August 20 which is at Edmonds Park – 7433 Humphries Avenue, Burnaby)
What: Every Thursday evening from July 7 to August 18, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) will inflate a large four-storey screen for Summer Movie Nights.
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, also known as the north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, is a great spot to take in a family-favourite flick. Just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets. Food trucks will be on-site during each screening.
When: Every Thursday from July 7 to August 18, 2022
Time: Activations start at 4 pm, movie starts around 9 pm depending on sunset.
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – 850 W Georgia Street, Vancouver