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Where To Watch Free Outdoor Movies In Metro Vancouver This Summer

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Photo: Fresh Air Cinema

The warm air hitting your skin while wrapped up in a blanket under the stars is an unbeatable feeling. This summer, experience the feeling in one of the many outdoor movie options in Vancouver.

Curious as to what you can expect to watch throughout Metro Vancouver?  We’ve compiled a list of each location, along with what movies each location will be screening.

Happy watching!

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Free Outdoor Movies In Metro Vancouver

Stanley Park

The Fresh Air outdoor movie series will be returning to Stanley Park this summer from July 3rd up until August 21st.

While it is free, there’s an option to purchase $20 VIP tickets, which provide front row seats to the screening.

The films being shown will be:

  • The Princess Bride, July 3
  • Stand By Me, July 10
  • The Lion King, July 17
  • Mean Girls, July 24
  • Spice World, July 31
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, August 7
  • Grease, August 14
  • Titantic, August 21

Sunset Cinema 

Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting ‘Sunset Cinema’, a free outdoor movie series on the plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Four hit films will be shown, with movies beginning at dusk and preshow festivities beginning at 8:30.

The films being shown will be:

  • Coco, July 18
  • Singing In The Rain, July 25
  • Three Amigos, August 1
  • Wonder Woman, August 8

Surrey: Holland Park

Outdoor Movies Under The Stars returns to Holland Park in Surrey this summer.

The free films will be screened every Saturday in August. Entertainment starts at 5PM, and movies will be played at dusk.

The films being shown will be:

  • Ferdinand, August 4
  • Coco, August 11
  • Paddington 2, August 18 
  • Wonder, August 25

Canada Place

Waterfront Cinema is returning to Canada Place this summer, so you can indulge in your favourite films by the water.

The outdoor movies will be screened every Thursday from July 12 to August 23rd at dusk, between 8PM and 9PM.

The films being shown will be:

  • The Greatest Showman, July 12
  • Coco, July 19
  • Top Gun, July 26
  • Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long, August 2
  • Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, August 9
  • Wonder Woman, August 16
  • Black Panther, August 23
  • Jurassic World, August 23

North Vancouver

Family Movie Nights in North Vancouver are back with movies in the plaza. The outdoor movies are shown on a gigantic screen, and the Library Advisory Council runs a concession with snacks and drinks.

Before the movies begin, there’s an abundance of family-friendly activities, including face painting, piano sing-alongs, and entertainment. Movies begin at sunset.

The films being shown will be:

  • Labyrinth, July 6th, 9:15PM
  • E.T., July 20th, 9PM
  • Coco, August 3rd, 8:45PM
  • A Wrinkle In Time, August 17, 8:30PM


Starlight Theatre Drive-In movie series is back in Richmond starting July 4th.

Gates open at 6:30PM and films begin at sundown. All you need to do is bring some snacks!

The films being shown will be:

  • The Greatest Showman, July 4th
  • How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, July 11th
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie, July 18th
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, July 25th
  • The Notebook, August 1st
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark, August 8th
  • Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, August 15th
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, August 22nd
  • Black Panther, August 29th


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