Free Outdoor Movies in Downtown Vancouver

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Downtown Vancouver’s free outdoor movie nights will return to šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) this July and August with a sizzling lineup of fan favourites, appropriate for all audiences.

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Photo courtesy of the Downtown Vancouver BIA

Free Outdoor Movies in Downtown Vancouver

  • When:  Every Thursday from July 6 to August 17, 2023
    • Activations start at 5:00pm each night, with the film screenings starting at sundown
  • Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)
  • Admission: Free!

“After last summer’s successful return post-pandemic, we’re thrilled to be bringing Summer Movie Nights back again this year,” says Jane Talbot, President & CEO of Downtown Van. “For the team at Downtown Van, Summer Movie Nights marks the beginning of an exciting and vibrant summer season, and we know that many in our community feel the same,” she says. “Last year’s series brought so much life to the downtown core, and we look forward to welcoming thousands of movie lovers to the plaza again every Thursday night.”

Each evening arrive early to enjoy face painting, stilt walkers, go-go dancers, mini-golf, live music, and more. Food trucks will be on-site weekly, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Film Schedule – Every Thursday

  • July 6, 2023 – Twilight
  • July 13, 2023 – Bend it Like Beckham
  • July 20, 2023 – Legally Blonde
  • July 27, 2023 – The Lego Movie
  • August 3, 2023 – (PRIDE) Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • August 10, 2023 – Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
  • August 17, 2023 – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Follow the Summer Movies Nights Instagram account for updates.

Find more free outdoor movie night listings here in the future.

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