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9 epic transit-friendly places for outdoor movies in Metro Vancouver

Summer Movie Nights on the Square

Ghostbusters at Summer Movie Nights on the Square! (Photo: Michael Kossey)

You’ve heard us say it—summer’s a time for exploring! We have increased service to many popular summer attractionsTap to Pay makes it easier than ever to pay for your transit fare—just tap your contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card and be on your way.

Outdoor movies have quickly become a Vancouver summertime favourite. The Buzzer blog‘s got you with FREE places that are conveniently located near transit where you can catch a flick this summer.

All you have to do is bring something to sit on and stay warm! Movies begin at sunset. Spots are first come, first serve.

Note: movies and schedule are subject to change, so make sure you check their websites. Movies may also be cancelled due to inclement weather. 

1. Summer Movie Nights on the Square

Location: Vancouver Art Gallery plaza, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Transit: 
Expo Line to Granville Station, Canada Line to Vancouver City Centre Station

We’re a sponsor for Summer Movie Nights on the Square, presented by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association! The theme is “cities” so they’ll be showing blockbuster films that take place in cities both in and out of this world. Our TravelSmart team will be there to share tips and answer your questions about transit.

  • July 11: Ready Player One
  • July 18: Zootopia
  • July 25: Ocean’s Eleven
  • Aug. 1: Moulin Rouge
  • Aug. 8: Notting Hill
  • Aug. 15: Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Aug. 22: La La Land
  • Aug. 29: Avengers: Infinity War

2. Starlight Theatre: Drive-in Movie Series

Location: Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No 3 Rd, Richmond
Transit: 
Canada Line to Lansdowne Station

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for cars, but there will also be spaces for you setup your chair.

  • July 11: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • July 18: The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • July 25: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Aug. 1: The Notebook
  • Aug. 8: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Aug. 15: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Aug. 22: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
  • Aug. 29: Black Panther

3. Evo Summer Cinema

Location: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park, 8701 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver
Transit: 
19 (extra service added for the summer!)

  • July 10: Stand by Me
  • July 17: The Lion King
  • July 24: Mean Girls
  • July 31: Spice World
  • Aug. 7: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Aug. 14: Grease
  • Aug. 21: Titanic

4. Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place

Location: North Point, Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Transit: 
Expo Line or Canada Line to Waterfront Station

  • July 12: The Greatest Showman
  • July 19: Coco
  • July 26: Top Gun
  • Aug. 2: Mama Mia Sing-A-Long
  • Aug. 9: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Aug. 16: Wonder Woman
  • Aug. 23: Black Panther
  • Aug. 30: Jurassic World

5. Family Movie Nights in the Plaza

Location: North Vancouver civic plaza, 141 W 14th St, North Vancouver
Transit: 
229, 230, 232 and 242

  • July 12: Labyrinth
  • July 20: E.T.
  • Aug. 3: Coco
  • Aug. 17: A Wrinkle in Time

6. Prospera Cinema Under the Stars

Location: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey; and James Kennedy Park, 91 Avenue & 212 Street, Langley
Transit: 
Expo Line to King George (Holland Park); and 509 and 562 (James Kennedy Park)

  • Aug. 4: Ferinand (Holland Park)
  • Aug. 11: Coco (Holland Park)
  • Aug. 18: Paddington 2 (Holland Park)
  • Aug. 25: Wonder (Holland Park)
  • Aug. 30: The Incredibles (James Kennedy Park)

7. Sunset Cinema

Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Transit: Expo Line to Stadium–Chinatown Station

Pre-show festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. with movies starting at dusk.

  • July 18: Coco
  • July 25: Singing in the Rain
  • Aug. 1: Three Amigos
  • Aug. 8: Wonder Woman

8. Family Movie Nights at Civic Square 

Location: Burnaby Civic Square, 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
Transit: Expo Line to Metrotown Station

  • Aug. 9: The Lion King
  • Aug. 16: Mulan
  • Aug. 23: Cars
  • Aug. 30: Coco

9. Outdoor Summer Movie Night

Location: New Westminster Pier Park, 1 Sixth St; Moody Park, 600 8th St; Port Royal Park, 215 Salter St; and Sapperton Park, 351 E Columbia St, New Westminster
Transit: Expo Line to New Westminster Station (New Westminster Pier Park); 101 and 155 (Moody Park); 104 (Port Royal Park); and 155 (Sapperton Park)

New Westminster’s outdoor movie series comes to different parks across the city this summer!

  • July 13: Space Jam (New Westminster Pier Park)
  • July 27: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Moody Park South)
  • Aug. 10: Cars (Port Royal Park)
  • Aug. 24: Trolls (Sapperton Park)

These are just some of the places offering outdoor movies this summer! Do you know of other places? Let us know in the comments! And plan your trip using our Trip Planner at translink.ca/tripplanner.


1 Comment

  • By Alan, July 13, 2018 @ 7:53 am

    The only true drive-in theatre, Twilight Drive-In in Langley/Aldergrove could be transit friendly if the schedule didn’t stop at about 7:00 PM. Can get you there early enough for the show, but you’ll be waiting many hours even after the weekend triple feature finishes to go home.

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