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Vancouver Free Outdoor Movie Calendar

Free Outdoor Movie Calendar

Dozens of movies are shown for free each summer around Vancouver including in Stanley Park, at Canada Place, on the North Shore and various other locations.

Folks bring blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends to enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Most free outdoor movies were cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are not as many as usual in 2021 but there are still some to enjoy.

 


OUTDOOR MOVIES AND COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, most outdoor movie events were cancelled in 2020. As of the summer of 2021, provincial health guidelines have begun to loosen. This has allowed some outdoor movies to take place. Many of the big, usual events are not able to happen, however.


 

Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver

Below is a list of free outdoor movies set to take place in 2021. Given the relative uncertainty that COVID brings, they are obviously all subject to change (but hopefully will all take place as scheduled)!

 


Free July Movies in 2021


 

Here is the list of outdoor films showing on various days in July 2021:

July 23 (Friday) Movie

  • Fresh Air Cinema BC – Jurassic Park shows at Semiahmoo Park in White Rock.

July 29 (Thursday) Movie

  • Fresh Air Cinema BC – Raya & The Last Dragon shows at Semiahmoo Park in White Rock.

July 30 (Friday) Movie

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – Jurassic Park shows as part of the Agrifair festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park.
  • Fresh Air Cinema BC – The Lion King shows at Semiahmoo Park in White Rock.

July 31 (Saturday) Movie

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – Back to the Future shows as part of the Agrifair festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park.

 


Free August Movies in 2021


 

Here is the list of outdoor films showing on various days in August 2021:

August 1 (Sunday) Movie

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – Toy Story 4 shows as part of the Agrifair festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park.

August 4 (Wednesday) Movie

  • New Westminster – A TBD (as of late July) movie shows in the City Hall parking lot.

August 5 (Thursday) Movie

  • Lansdowne Centre – Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker shows in the Lansdowne Centre parking lot.

August 6 (Friday) Movie

  • Fresh Air Cinema BC – Jaws shows at Semiahmoo Park in White Rock.

August 12 (Thursday) Movie

  • Lansdowne Centre – Avengers: Endgame shows in the Lansdowne Centre parking lot.

August 18 (Wednesday) Movie

  • New Westminster – A TBD (as of late July) movie shows in the City Hall parking lot.

August 19 (Thursday) Movie

  • Lansdowne Centre – Raya & The Last Dragon shows in the Lansdowne Centre parking lot.

August 26 (Thursday) Movie

  • Lansdowne Centre – National Treasure shows in the Lansdowne Centre parking lot.

 


Free September Movies in 2021


 

Here is the list of outdoor films showing on various days in September 2021:

September 1 (Wednesday) Movie

  • New Westminster – A TBD (as of late July) movie shows on the Queens Park Stadium Field.

September 2 (Thursday) Movie

September 9 (Thursday) Movie

September 15 (Wednesday) Movie

  • New Westminster – A TBD (as of late July) movie shows on the Queens Park Stadium Field.

September 16 (Thursday) Movie

 

Free Outdoor Movies in 2019

To give an idea of the usual variety of films on offer, below is a list of free outdoor movies that took place in the Lower Mainland in 2019. Future years will hopefully be comparable.

 

2019 Free Outdoor Movies (in Chronological Order)

The following movies in 2019 all started at dusk (unless otherwise stated) and are listed in chronological order.

If you want to see the list organized by location, click SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIES and you’ll see what’s showing at Stanley Park, Canada Place, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and other locations over the course of the summer.

Note: Featured movies, times and locations are subject to change.

 


Free June Movies in 2019


 

Here is the list of outdoor films that showed on various days in June 2019:

June 13 (Thursday) Movie

  • White Rock Movie NightsMama Mia starring Meryl Streep shows at Memorial Park which is right beside the White Rock Pier.

June 20 (Thursday) Movie

June 27 (Thursday) Movie

  • White Rock Movie NightsStar Wars IV: A New Hope shows at Memorial Park which is right beside the White Rock Pier.

 


Free July Movies in 2019


 

Here is the list of outdoor films that showed on various days in July 2019:

July 2 (Tuesday) Movie

July 3 (Wednesday) Movie

  • Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – Watch from your car or your lawn chair! Tonight’s film is Crazy Rich Asians.
  • Summer Movie Nights – at what was formerly called Vancouver Art Gallery Square, but now named šx????n?q Xwtl’e7énk Square, Clueless is the evening’s feature film.

July 5 (Friday) Movie

July 9 (Tuesday) Movie

July 10 (Wednesday) Movie

July 11 (Thursday) Movie

July 12 (Friday) Movie

 

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place
Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place

 

July 16 (Tuesday) Movie

July 17 (Wednesday) Movie

  • Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – a free movie shows in Richmond. Watch from your car or your lawn chair! Tonight’s film is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Summer Movie NightsZoolander shows in the Vancouver Art Gallery Square.
  • Sunset Cinema – tonight’s feature film in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is Crazy Rich Asians.

July 18 (Thursday) Movie

July 19 (Friday) Movie

July 23 (Tuesday) Movie

July 24 (Wednesday) Movie

  • Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – a free movie shows in Richmond. Watch from your car or your lawn chair! Tonight’s film is The Notebook.
  • Summer Movie NightsPaddington Bear shows in the Vancouver Art Gallery Square.
  • Sunset Cinema – tonight’s feature film in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

 

Movie Night in Art Gallery Plaza
Movie Night in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

 

July 25 (Thursday) Movie

July 26 (Friday) Movie

July 29 (Monday) Movies

July 30 (Tuesday) Movies

July 31 (Wednesday) Movie

  • Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – a free movie shows in Richmond. Watch from your car or your lawn chair! Tonight’s film is Batman: The Dark Knight.
  • Sunset Cinema – tonight’s feature film in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is Dumbo (2019).

 

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Free August Movies in 2019


 

The following films were scheduled for August in 2019:

August 1 (Thursday) Movie

August 2 (Friday) Movie

  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is The Green Book.

August 3 (Saturday) Movie

  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is Crazy Rich Asians.

August 4 (Sunday) Movie

  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is The Incredibles 2.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features the movie Grease in the evening.

August 5 (Monday) Movie

  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is Indian Horse.

August 6 (Tuesday) Movie

  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema Finding Nemo shows for free on one of the largest outdoor screens in the Lower Mainland.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is Free Solo.

August 7 (Wednesday) Movie

  • Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – a free movie shows in Richmond. Watch from your car or your lawn chair! Tonight’s film is Aquaman.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • Summer Movie NightsTeenage Mutant Turtles shows in the Vancouver Art Gallery Square.
  • Sunset Cinema – tonight’s feature film in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is Captain Marvel.

 

Sunset Cinema on Granville Street
Sunset Cinema in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

 

August 8 (Thursday) Movie

  • Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade. Today’s feature film is Beauty & the Beast
  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie SeriesMary Poppins Returns shows outdoors at the Bob Prittie Library by Metrotown at 6100 Willingdon Avenue at around 8:30 pm.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is The Truman Show.
  • Cinema Under the StarsE.T. plays in Abbotsford at the Rotary Stadium.

August 9 (Friday) Movie

August 10 (Saturday) Movie

  • Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver’s summer arts festival features a free evening movie at John Lawson Park. Tonight’s film is Top Gun.

August 13 (Tuesday) Movie

  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban shows for free on one of the largest outdoor screens in the Lower Mainland.

August 14 (Wednesday) Movie

August 15 (Thursday) Movie

August 20 (Tuesday) Movie

 

Stanley Park Cinema
Stanley Park Outdoor Cinema

 

August 21 (Wednesday) Movie

August 22 (Thursday) Movie

August 23 (Friday) Movie

August 24 (Saturday) Movie

August 27 (Tuesday) Movie

August 28 (Wednesday) Movie

August 29 (Thursday) Movie

August 30 (Friday) Movie

  • Movies in the ParkA Dog’s Way Home shows at Douglas Park at 20550 Douglas Crescent in Langley. Starts at 8:00 pm.
  • Reel 2 Real’s Free Outdoor Summer Film Series – the feature film is Heidi (2015) which is based on the classic novel by Johanna Spyri. Shows at Ron Basford Park at 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Free admission.

August 31 (Saturday) Movie

  • Summer Cinema SeriesCaptain Marvel shows at Rocky Point Park at 2800 Murray Street in Port Moody. Free admission (a free popcorn too).

 

Other Information

For a list of films organized by location, click Summer Outdoor Movies.

For other ideas on things to do in July and August, check out the Events Calendar.

Other articles that might be of interest include the following:

 

 

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