Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2011

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Free outdoor movies in Vancouver have become a tradition, either projected in parking garages in Gastown or at Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park. This summer they’ll be screened in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Robson Square, at the Olympic Village site, and around the Lower Mainland.

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Robson Square 8:30pm start:
July 4, 2011: Spiderman
July 11, 2011: Fried Green Tomatoes
July 18, 2011: Ghostbusters
July 25, 2011: Goldfinger
August 1, 2011: Mary Poppins
August 8, 2011: The Muppet Movie
August 15, 2011: Toy Story
August 22, 2011: Men in Black
August 29, 2011: Finding Nemo

Presented by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association the screenings are all free and suitable for family audiences. Bring your own chairs and dress for the weather. Follow @downtownvan on Twitter for updates on events throughout the summer.

The Village at False Creek will have movies every Thursday in August. A schedule has not yet been released but you’ll be able to bring down a picnic or purchase food from vendors while setting up at table seating.

Around the Lower Mainland, you can check out Fresh Air Cinema’s touring screenings. Here are a few that have been promoted already:

Stanley Park, July 5, 2011: Jurassic Park
Douglas Park Spirit Square, Langley, July 6, 2011: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
West Point Grey Park, July 7, 2011: Ghostbusters
Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam, July 9, 2011: Gnomeo & Juliet
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford, July 8, 2011: Rango
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, July 10, 2011: Back to the Future
Stanley Park, July 12, 2011: Field of Dreams
Minoru Park, Richmond, July 15, 2011: Kung Fu Panda
Confederation Park, Burnaby (Vancity Credit Union Series) July 17, 2011: TBD
Stanley Park, July 19, 2011: Top Gun
The Meadow, SFU Burnaby Mountain, July 22: Rio
Victoria Park, East Vancouver (Vancity Credit Union Series) July 27, 2011: ET

Beaconsfield Park, July 29, 2011: Roman Holiday
Robson Square, August 1, 2011: Mary Poppins
Steveston (Cannery), August 1, 2011: School of Rock
Stanley Park, August 2, 2011: ET
Athlete’s Village, August 3, 2011: Inception
Fraser Heights Rec Centre, Surrey, August 5, 2011: Toy Story 3
Dennison Park, Delta, August 5, 2011: Iron Man
Holland Park, Surrey, August 6, 2011: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
Lynn Valley Park, North Vancouver (Vancity Credit Union Series) August 7, 2011: TBD
Lynn Valley Park, North Vancouver, August 7, 2011: Rio
Stanley Park, Vancouver, August 9, 2011: Jaws

Coquitlam Centre, August 10, 2011: Rio
Morgan Crossing, Surrey, August 11, 2011: Avatar
Harbour Green Park, Vancouver, August 12, 2011: Grease
Holland Park, Surrey, August 13, 2011: Ramona & Beezus (with Selena Gomez)
Swangard, Burnaby, August 14, 2011: Rio
Steveston Village, Steveston, Richmond, August 14, 2011: Soul Surfer

Bowen Island, August 15, 2011: E.T.
Stanley Park, Vancouver, August 16, 2011: Pretty Woman
Coquitlam Centre, August 17, 2011: Night at the Museum 2

Holland Park, Surrey, August 19, 2011: Heyy Babyy
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford, August 19, 2011: E.T.
Holland Park, Surrey, August 20, 2011: Tangled
Stanley Park, August 23, 2011: Back to the Future

Unwin Park, Surrey (Vancity Credit Union Series) August 26, 2011: TBD
Holland Park, Surrey, August 27, 2011: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
King George Park West, Richmond, September 1, 2011: Finding Nemo
Diefenbaker Park, Tsawwassen (Vancity Credit Union Series) September 3, 2011: TBD

See complete listings on Fresh Air Cinema’s Facebook page.

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11 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Geoff GlaveFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 8:39pm PDT

    There are also free outdoor movies at the Olympic Village, Thursday evenings in August:

    http://www.vancouvervillage.ca/events/summer-screen

  2. Rebecca BollwittFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 10:13pm PDT

    Thanks! I have added the listing and will put the schedule up when it’s released.

  3. Murray ASaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 6:22pm PDT

    There will be a free movie at The Bowfest Field on Bowen Island on Monday August 15 compliments of First Credit Union.

  4. RachelSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

    Thanks for this list!! I am so excited to see Fried Green Tomatoes and Stanley Park is a perfect outdoor venue for Field of Dreams.

  5. RaulSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

    My Mom will be in town for most of July, so I might take her to one of these. Also – brunch ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Misty JacksonMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT

    Excellent list- thank you for posting. It’s not free, and a bit far away, but don’t forget about the Twilight Drive In, in Langley. Thursday nights a car load is only $24. That’s a really good price for 3 box office movies! I’ll ahve to make sure I visit some of the closer ones, now that I know they’re here. Much appreciated! http://members.shaw.ca/twilightdrivein/index.html

  7. GabriellaTuesday, July 5th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

    To th’platform masters come lets set the watch, But is he often thus?

  8. S.LFriday, July 8th, 2011 — 3:17pm PDT

    There are movies playing in West Vancouver as well.

    http://westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=25840

    Pretty good shows coming up!

  9. AaronFriday, July 8th, 2011 — 5:28pm PDT

    just to clarify, the Abbotsford show is TONIGHT, July 8th…

  10. brendaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 6:43pm PDT

    where in stanley park do u play topgun tonite?

  11. Geoff GlaveWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 6:54pm PDT

    The Olympic Village schedule has been released:

    http://www.vancouvervillage.ca/events/summer-screen

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