It’s almost outdoor movie season, and we can’t wait for warm summer evenings accompanied by some of our fave films under the stars. So make sure your picnic blankets and low chairs are handy, because there’s something screening for everyone this summer!

Here are all the outdoor movies you can catch in and around Vancouver (so far).

Downtown Vancouver Summer Movie Nights 

Every year, Downtown Vancouver hosts weekly movie screenings at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, all of which are free to attend. With a giant projector screen and plenty of space to lay out your picnic blankets and chairs, the square transforms into the ultimate open-air theatre.

Note that movies begin at sundown, with performances and activities starting at 5 pm every Thursday from July 4th to August 15th.

When: Every Thursday from July 4th to August 15
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
Cost: Free admission

Deckchair Cinema


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Now in its third year, Deckchair Cinema brings movie-goers together on Cates Deck in front of the Polygon Gallery for weekly al fresco classic film screenings on Thursdays starting June 27th.

Screenings will begin at sunset, and will be accompanied by music and live entertainment leading up to the movie start time. So don’t forget your blankets and chairs!

Here are all the movies you can catch:

  • June 27th: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains 
  • July 4th: The Harder They Come
  • July 11th: Stop Making Sense 
  • July 18th: Night Raiders
  • July 25th: Scott Pilgrim vs The World 
  • August 1st: Death Becomes Her
  • August 8th: Close Up
  • August 15th: Supercop
  • August 22nd: Phantom of the Paradise 
  • August 29th: The Warriors

When: Every Thursday from June 27th to August 29th
Where: Cates Deck, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

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Sunset Cinema at The Shipyards

Sunset Cinema is back at the Shipyards Commons this summer, which is a covered outdoor space. There will be public washrooms on-site as well as rotating food trucks.

Here are all the movies you can catch:

  • Wednesday, July 31st: Barbie
  • Wednesday, August 7th: The Princess Bride
  • Wednesday, August 14th: Top Gun: Maverick
  • Wednesday, August 21st: Finding Nemo
  • Wednesday, August 28th: Pitch Perfect 1

When: Wednesdays from July 31st to August 28th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Movies at Civic Plaza

On Friday, July 12th and July 26th, North Vancouver’s Civic Plaza is hosting two free outdoor film screenings between the City Hall and Public Library.

Those feeling hungry can grab a snack or drink from the concession for just $1, with funds supporting teen programs at the Library.

When: Friday, July 12th and July 26th
Where: Civic Plaza, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Reel Magic at Ray Perrault Park

While the movie and time are still TBD, Ray Perrault Park in North Vancouver will transform with a 24-foot screen on Friday, August 9th. So stay tuned for more details as they come!

There will also be ‘jumbo games’ available to play starting at 6 pm.

When: Friday, August 9th
Where: 1310 Grand Blvd East, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

So there you have it, movie lovers! Stay tuned for more info as it comes, including additional film titles.