Outdoor Movie Series in Metro Vancouver

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: View 2011 Outdoor Movies in Vancouver.

Update: View 2010 listings for Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver.

Update: If you’re looking for 2009 listings, visit the Outdoor Movie Series Facebook page for all of the details.

Outdoor movies have taken Metro Vancouver by storm this summer, with sunny days outnumbering the wet ones, it’s a picturesque way to spend a warm evening. So far folks have already seen Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium at Killarney Community Centre and E.T. at David Lam Park in Yaletown as well as at Hastings Racecourse.

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There are several locations across the region that continue to show film gems after dusk (for FREE), here are some of the upcoming listings:

Monsters in the Meadow
Location: Ceperley Meadow – Stanley Park (near Second Beach)
Movie: Dracula – Friday, August 22, 9:00pm
Movie: The Creature from the Black Lagoon – Friday, August 29, 9:00pm
Rain date: Friday, September 5
More info: City of Vancouver

Movie Nights
Location: The Hastings Racetrack (McGill and Renfrew, Vancouver)
Movie: The Wizard of Oz – Tuesday, August 5, 9:35pm
More info: Fresh Air Cinemas / Facebook Group /Hastings Racecourse

Movie Under the Stars
Location: Fraser Heights (10588 160th St, Surrey)
Movie: Night at the Museum – Friday, August 8
More info: City of Surrey

Location: Holland Park (King George & 100 Avenue, Surrey)
Movie: Grease – Saturday, August 16 with BBQ starting at 4:00pm

Location: Station Tower at Gateway (West Whalley Ring Road & 108 Avenue, Surrey)
Movie: Nim’s Island – Saturday, August 23
More info: Downtown Surrey BIA

Prospera Great Outdoors Film Festival
Location: Central Plaza (1524 Foster Street, Uptown White Rock)
Movie: Viewer’s Choice – The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian OR Speed Racer OR Ghostbusters – Friday, August 15
More info: White Rock BIA

Location: Five Corners 15208 Pacific Avenue at Johnston Road, White Rock
Movie: American Graffiti – Friday, August 29
More info: Fresh Air Cinema / White Rock BIA

Fresh Air Cinema has been moving across the province, popping up screens in parks for free public viewing all summer long. You can check out a full event listing on their site, which also include several dates on Vancouver Island.

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  1. FreshAirCinema Outdoor Movies in Vancouver | Outdoor VancouverTuesday, August 5th, 2008 — 2:31pm PDT

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  2. K-loverTuesday, August 5th, 2008 — 11:58pm PDT

    Oh that’s awesome! Thank you for sharing the news or otherwise I wouldn’t have known! ^_^

  3. AlexWednesday, August 6th, 2008 — 2:40am PDT

    E.T. in David Lam Park was awesome. People need to get the word out to the City of Vancouver and show support for these events. The grown ups at City Hall barely allowed it to happen this year because they thought the grass would get messed up.

  4. PhaedraWednesday, August 6th, 2008 — 9:41am PDT

    I so want to go to the Monsters in the Meadows…I’ll bring the popcorn!

  5. Barbara DodukWednesday, August 6th, 2008 — 10:29am PDT

    They have done this for a long time. I remember the days of old… still a really interesting way to watch a movie.

  6. star aniseThursday, August 7th, 2008 — 8:08pm PDT

    What a fantastic idea! Do you know if any more will be played in David Lam park?

  7. kokoThursday, August 7th, 2008 — 10:58pm PDT

    oh wow thanks for the tips!

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  9. Lorenzo PThursday, September 4th, 2008 — 9:07am PDT

    Miss 604,
    just stumbled across your site for the first time in researching the gastown shows. i ran an outdoor event company called Summer Sundays between 2002-2004 and our main event of the year was always an outdoor movie screening down by spanish banks in mid-august (grease, ferris beuler’s, back to the future). its nice to see that othere have picked up where we left off. thanks for the great compilation of listings

  10. Brett BeattyMonday, February 23rd, 2009 — 1:12am PST

    Outdoor movie series are a popular summer event. More and more cities and towns are bringing back the drive-in with outdoor movie events. I own and operate my own outdoor movie business in Connecticut and have seen how successful and fun these events are to the community. This is the best way to spend a nice summer night under the stars. Enjoy

  11. Forum VancouverThursday, June 24th, 2010 — 12:57am PDT

    Any news for 2010?? I’ve compiled a small list with what I could find, but I’m sure there are more that I missed.


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