Olympic Village Outdoor Movies

Comments 46 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s been no shortage of free outdoor movies this summer around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, and now the Village at False Creek (formerly known as the Olympic Athletes’ Village) is offering up something new. They started last week and will continue presenting free outdoor movies in August that also have a pay option.

For $20 you can get a reserved bistro table for four (must be over 19 years of age) where you can enjoy some of the food cart fare being offered–from popcorn to pulled pork. You can also bring your own dinner or picnic to the bistro tables or free, general seating area (bring a blanket for the ground there too). It’s something new, something different, and a change in scenery from movies in local parks so it will be interesting to see how this program takes off.

The movie line-up is Casablanca Thursday, August 11th, then The Fighter True Grit Thursday, August 18th, and the series will close with Citizen Kane on Thursday, August 25th. All films will commence at sunset (which is after (9:00pm these days) while the area will open for seating at 8:00pm.

You can register for a bistro table by contacting the Creekside Community Centre. Parking is available in the area but I would recommend taking the Canada Line (walk over from Olympic Village station) or SkyTrain (walk over from Main Street, or take a bus from VCC station).

If you would like reserved bistro seating for one of these outdoor screenings, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing which night you would like to attend, see dates above (1 entry)
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  • I entered to win reserved bistro seating for #summerscreen @van_village from @miss604 http://ow.ly/5YZiu

    I will draw one winner at 3:00pm on the Wednesday before each Thursday screening (so this week’s winner will be drawn tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10th and the others on the 17th and 24th). You must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win as that is the restriction for the bistro seating area.

    Update The winner for August 11th is Karen!
    Update The winner for August 18th is Samantha Clark!
    Update There’s only one movie left… the winner is Steffani Cameron!

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    46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Julie OyaTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

      Thursday, August 25th – Citizen Kane

    2. Lelainia lloydTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT

      August 18th, the fighter.

    3. KatieTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

      Casablanca, Thursday August 11. A classic!

    4. Consumer Protection BCTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 11:52am PDT

      What a great way to enjoy a summer evening! For those parents who want to check out movie classifications before taking their families to a showing, accessing Consumer Protection BC’s classification search is a great tool. Here’s a link: http://bit.ly/qfUWvz

    5. Nicole LTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

      I would love to see the Fighter on Aug 18th! Haven’t seen it yet!

    6. Tyler CTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

      The Fighter! August 18th

    7. VinceTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT

      The Fighter Thursday, August 18th,

    8. MarkTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

      I’ve never seen Casablanca! And, I am free on the 18th 🙂

    9. Toby SullivanTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 1:28pm PDT

      Citizen Kane, hands down!

      I’ve been enjoying the free movies at Stanley Park this summer (Jaws tonight!). I was hesitant to try the Olympic Village venue because of all the pavement seating and I don’t live next door anymore but they do have such great movies I think I’ll finally make the trip over there. This Bistro Seating for a fee is brilliant! $20 split between four friends is a fantastic price too.

    10. LaurenTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 2:04pm PDT

      Citizen Kane on the 25th. I’ve always wanted to see that movie.

    11. Bonnie RTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

      Casablanca on August 11! I have only caught parts of it on TV and this would be a great way to see the whole movie!

    12. SanazTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

      Casablanca on August 11

    13. AndrewTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:45pm PDT

      Casablanca on August 11. Haven’t seen this classic yet and would love to

    14. DilaraWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:45am PDT

      I’d love to watch Casablanca on August 11th.

    15. Andrew C.Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 12:11pm PDT

      Casablanca is my fave but Citizen Kane is awesome too.

    16. PaulinaWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:41pm PDT

      August 11th! A classic I still need to see.

    17. Steffani CameronWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT

      OH, OH, OH, please sign me up for the Citizen Kane showing. I’ve never seen it before and that sounds awesome. 🙂

      Casablanca also awesome, but CK is my choice, so enter me for that.

      Thanks, Rebecca!

    18. KarenWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

      August 11th – I am dying to see Casablanca in that context.

    19. JennaWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:46pm PDT

      I would love to see Citizen Kane! I’ve never seen it and really really want to! 😀

    20. KristinaWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

      The Fighter!

      Or Citizen Kane…doesn’t matter 🙂

    21. RonaldWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

      The Fighter Thursday, August 18th

    22. DaphneThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 11:20am PDT

      I’d love to see Citizen Kane on Thu Aug 25th

    23. TaraThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 1:01pm PDT

      Citizen Kane 🙂

    24. Carver LloydThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 3:05pm PDT

      August 18, the fighter please.

    25. Samantha ClarkThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:32pm PDT


    26. Rob SFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 1:52am PDT

      I appreciate that you want to put on a nice little movie outside for people. I get that. Nice gesture. Great intentions.

      Shame on your organizers, however, for luring visitors to a seemingly nice gravel parking lot along Walter Hardwick Ave, only to have everyone towed ($94.25) AND ticketed ($50).

      NOWHERE was there a sign warning visitors of this. I repeat, there were NO SIGNS ANYWHERE stating that your patch of gravel was not for parking. I’m sorry, but if a person shows up to this new area of town to see 20 cars parked in two neat little rows with no signs in sight, it most definitely looks like legal parking.

      I highly recommend putting a warning on your GREAT BIG TV SCREEN to tell your “welcome visitors” that the big gravel thing out front (that looks like a parking lot) is really just a $150 trap.

    27. lindaFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 8:51am PDT

      We went to the show at Coquitlam Center on Wednesday eve. There was no option to not pay it was $10.00 a car…but the money did go to charity. 🙂

    28. Ruby ThaparFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

      I would like to see it on Thursday August 18th, 2011.

    29. CaresseFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 12:11pm PDT

      I saw Jaws in Stanley Park this week and it was amazing! I would love to try this other venue.

    30. RebeccaSaturday, August 13th, 2011 — 2:56am PDT

      Thursday, August 18th for The Fighter

    31. BeverlySaturday, August 13th, 2011 — 12:43pm PDT

      I am entering to win reserved bistro seating for Aug 25th screening of Citizen Kane. Love this one.

    32. Julia SousaSaturday, August 13th, 2011 — 2:14pm PDT

      Citizen Kane!

    33. GladysMonday, August 15th, 2011 — 5:01pm PDT

      Citizen Kane for sure!

    34. Matt CollingeMonday, August 15th, 2011 — 11:28pm PDT

      Citizen Kane on August 25th please!

    35. MichelleTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

      The fighter on the 18th please. 🙂

    36. Ronald DesJardinsTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

      Where do you find all of these ??? Thanks so much!

    37. EmmaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

      I’d love to see Citizen Kane on August 25th! I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet!

    38. MaiTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:52pm PDT

      I would definitely like to see the fighter on thursday! 🙂

    39. KatWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

      August 25! Citizen kane

    40. CarmenWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

      August 24th!

    41. CarmenWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

      August 24th

    42. JanelleWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

      August 24th

    43. TeresaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

      The 24th please!

    44. BruceTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 10:18am PDT

      August 25th

    45. Rossana AscencioWednesday, August 24th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT

      August 24 – Citizen Kane! Love 1940s movies!

    46. JasonThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

      August 25th – Citizen Kane!

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