Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

Photo credit: Yaletown Business Improvement Association | Flickr

Summer is here and with it comes the return of outdoor movies.

Every summer, you can find the crowds in Vancouver seated in the park after dark, watching classics such as Indiana Jones and Clueless. FreshAirCinema partners with various organisations to bring outdoor movie events to BC. The movies are screened in parks across the city on three-story high movie screens and are completely free! FreshAirCinema organises events all over BC, so if you’re outside the city, check the Facebook page for events near you.

The movies begin at dusk, which is usually around 9pm. Get there early for a good seat and remember to bring a blanket as it can get chilly after dark.

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Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

Free Outdoor Movie “Dirty Dancing” in Yaletown’s David Lam Park, August 19

Photo credit: Yaletown BIA

Want to have the time of your life? Don’t miss the free outdoor movie screening of ’8os cult classic Dirty Dancing at David Lam Park in Yaletown, August 19.

Free outdoor movies are a Vancouver summer staple and as August nears the halfway point, chances are running out. Yaletown Free Outdoor Movie Night is one of three remaining opportunities to spread a blanket and partake of lazy summer bliss. We’ve blogged about free outdoor movies every Tuesday in Stanley Park. There are two remaining showtimes in the Stanley Park series: August 21 (Labyrinth) and August 28 (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). Get more details on free movies in Stanley Park here.

Yaletown Free Outdoor Movie Night officially starts at sunset (around 8pm). It’s better to arrive early to get good real estate, otherwise, to the disappointment of both you and Patrick Swayze, baby will end up sitting in a faraway a corner. Continue reading:
Free Outdoor Movie “Dirty Dancing” in Yaletown’s David Lam Park, August 19

Free Movie at David Lam Park, July 29, from Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour

Free outdoor movies are a summer tradition in Vancouver. This week, along with the ongoing summer movie series in Stanley Park, Fresh Air Cinema is teaming up with Vancity to bring a free outdoor screening of The Princess Bride to Yaletown’s David Lam Park this Sunday, July 29.

Called the Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour, the July 29 event includes the free Princess Bride screening at 9pm plus a mini-festival before the show. The pre-movie fest features Vancity’s Mobile Community Garden (where you can plant a seedling that will grow in the garden to be harvested for local schoolchildren to eat in their school cafeterias) and a showcase for local non-profits and Vancity members. Vancity will also be handing out $5 gift certificates for use at Vancouver Farmers Markets.

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Free Movie at David Lam Park, July 29, from Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park Start July 3, 2012

Summer movies in Stanley Park. Photo: Metro News

Get ready to grab a blanket and pop the popcorn: July and August are the months for free outdoor movies—a summer tradition in Vancouver.

Free outdoor movie season kicks off Tuesday, July 3, at Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park, thanks to Fresh Air Cinema. Check out the list of cult-faves (“I’m being repressed!”) and Gen-X classics scheduled for summer 2012:

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Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park Start July 3, 2012

Free Halloween Movies at the Vancouver Halloween Drive-In on October 28 & 29


Update: After I posted this piece, I was contacted by Fresh Air Cinema and asked to remove the titles of the films being shown due to licensing restrictions. So to find out what’s playing, please visit the Halloween Drive In site.

Just in time for Halloween, Fresh Air Cinema is erecting a four-story-high drive-in movie screen at 200 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, (just east of the Cambie Street Bridge, formerly the ‘Cavalia’ venue site) to show two classic, family-friendly Halloween movies on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.

Called the Halloween Drive In, this outdoor venue will be a traditional “drive in” movie theatre: cars will be parked in front of the screen, just as they would at any old-fashioned drive-in movie. It’s $20 per car, but the movies are FREE for anyone walking in or on their bikes. (It’s just a few blocks to the Halloween Drive-In from the Broadway-City Hall Canada Line station, so walking in will be easy!)

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Free Halloween Movies at the Vancouver Halloween Drive-In on October 28 & 29