Free Outdoor Movies in Downtown Vancouver

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Enjoy free outdoor movies in Downtown Vancouver with the return of Summer Movie Nights at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) on Thursdays this July and August.

Free outdoor movies in Downtown Vancouver
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Free Outdoor Movies in Downtown Vancouver

  • When:  Every Thursday from July 4 to August 15, 2024
    • 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! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Movies are played on a 16-foot inflatable screen and begin at sundown (around 9:00pm). As a warm-up to each feature film, the plaza will host several activations and activities starting at 5:00pm. Enjoy games, trivia, chalk art, music from DJ Chip$, Canada’s Got Talent’s Ola Dada, and a rotating selection of food trucks like Shameless Buns, Roasted Revolution, and Taco Nori.  

Film Schedule – Every Thursday

  • July 4th – Barbie 
    • For opening night, Pop Queen Cardio will host a dance workshop for those eager to learn the choreography from the film. During the movie, Canada’s Drag Race star, Synthia Kiss and Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar winner Atondra will perform iconic dance sequences from the film alongside the talented Quill Collective dance team. Attendees will also be invited to wear their best Barbie-themed attire and walk the “Pink Carpet” for their chance to win some awesome prizes. A life-sized Barbie Box photobooth will also be on-site for movie-goers to enjoy.  
  • July 11th – The Devil Wears Prada 
  • July 18th – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade  
  • July 25th – The Princess Bride 
  • August 1st – Mamma Mia! (PRIDE) 
  • August 8th – Knives Out (Audience Pick)  
  • August 15th – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

Follow Summer Movies Nights on Instagram for updates, along with Downtown Van to find out more about their free community events like the Granville Block Party in August.

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