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

Summer Movie Nights on the Square
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 attractions [1]Tap to Pay [2] 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 [3]

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.

2. Starlight Theatre: Drive-in Movie Series [4]

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.

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3. Evo Summer Cinema [7]

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

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4. Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place [10]

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

5. Family Movie Nights in the Plaza [17]

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

6. Prospera Cinema Under the Stars [18]

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)

7. Sunset Cinema [19]

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.

8. Family Movie Nights at Civic Square  [20]

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

9. Outdoor Summer Movie Night [21]

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!

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 [22].