Stanley Park Outdoor Movies Official Schedule for 2017

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Dust off your picnic basket and shake out your favourite outdoor blanket because one of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer is coming back to Vancouver this July and August!

Every Tuesday night during the summer, outdoor movies are screened in the picturesque setting of Stanley Park. Thousands of people flock to Ceperly Meadows (near second beach pool) to gather together, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy the experience of watching a classic movie under the stars on a four-story high inflatable screen.

The schedule for the 2017 outdoor movies has just dropped and it’s full of family-friendly flicks, classic comedies, and a movie that might make you think twice about going for a midnight swim in the ocean… Check out what’s in store for the 2017 summer season every Tuesday night from July 4th – August 22nd in the list below

Tuesday, July 3 – The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Synopsis: There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two. Imaginative, funny stuff, made for adults as much as kids.

Showtime: After sunset, 9:20pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

Tuesday, July 11 – The Goonies (1985)

Synopsis: Heeeeeey you Guuuuuuys! When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the “X” and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

Showtime: After sunset, 9:15pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

Tuesday, July 18 – Toy Story (1995)

Synopsis: Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.

Showtime: After sunset, 9:10pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

Tuesday, July 25 – National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Synopsis: The first film in the Vacation comedy franchise stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, an ad exec who becomes consumed with taking his family cross-country to Wally World, a California amusement park. Less a vacation than a descent into a peculiarly American kind of hell, the Griswolds suffer through an endless series of catastrophes, culminating in a run-in with the law.

Showtime: After sunset, 9:00pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

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Tuesday, August 1 – Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along (1991)

Synopsis: Tale as old as time… In this Disney classic, a young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. You don’t have to mouth the words silently to your self in this sing-along version, you can sing along as loudly as you’d like when “Be our guest” comes on!

Showtime: After sunset, 9:00pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

Tuesday, August 8 – Jaws (1975)

Synopsis: A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. A bonafide, summer movie classic not to be missed! Except for those who are already deathly afraid of large bodies of water…

Showtime: After sunset, 8:40pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

Tuesday, August 15 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Synopsis:  Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. Harry always seems to keep finding himself in trouble…

Showtime: After sunset, 8:30pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

Tuesday, August 22 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Synopsis: Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed. An equally fun sequel to the very fun original Guardians.

Showtime: After sunset, 8:30pm

RSVP: Facebook event page

These events remain 100% free unless you’d like the comfort of the VIP section that comes complete with a lawn chair and guaranteed front row seating for $20 a seat. New this year, you can also splurge for “dinner and a movie” for only $30, which includes a 3-course meal and a VIP seat!

For those who want to keep the evening as cheap as possible, you can just roll up to second beach with a picnic blanket and some food to snack on throughout the night. Don’t forget that these are evening movies, so you might get a little chilly. Bring an extra blanket or two!

Quick Details

Dates: Every Tuesday night from July 4 – August 22
Time: Movies start based on the sunset (9:00pm – 8:00pm), but get there early if you want good seats
Location: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
Website: Facebook page

Quick List

  • Tuesday, July 4 – LEGO Batman Movie
  • Tuesday, July 11 – The Goonies
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Toy Story
  • Tuesday, July 25 – National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • Tuesday, August 1 – Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long
  • Tuesday, August 8 – Jaws
  • Tuesday, August 15 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Tuesday, August 22 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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