Check out these transit-friendly outdoor movie nights in Metro Vancouver

Check out these transit-friendly outdoor movie nights in Metro Vancouver

Summer Movie Nights at Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza
Summer Movie Nights at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Alison Boulier/City of Vancouver)

Summer break calls for summer traditions like going to outdoor movie nights! Round up your friends and head to transit-friendly shows in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, and Burnaby this July and August. Make sure to arrive early and bring a foldable chair and blanket so you can watch comfortably.

These outdoor movie nights typically start at dusk and end late at night so plan your trip ahead using our Trip Planner and sign up for Transit Alerts. If you’re new in town, visit for information about fares, schedules, and more. Don’t have a Compass Card or taking transit for the first time? Simply tap your contactless Interac debit card, as well as American Express, Mastercard and Visa credit cards at our faregates at stations and readers onboard buses.

Here’s everything you need to know to take transit to outdoor movie nights in Metro Vancouver! Reminder to check each movie night’s website for the most up-to-date schedule and details.


Evo Summer Cinema at Stanley Park

Known as the largest outdoor movie series in Canada, Evo Summer Cinema takes place inside Stanley Park, near Second Beach, where you can also watch the sunset while you wait for the movie to play. They screen movies on Tuesday evenings until August. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis so arrive early to save your ideal spot. You can also reserve VIP zone seats for $20 per seat, which lets you sit on cottage-style chairs in the front row. There are only 200 seats available so reserve early!

?: Ceperley Meadow / Second Beach in between the water and Stanley Park Drive

?: 19 Stanley Park

Movie schedule:

  • July 11 at 9:16 p.m. – The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • July 18 at 9:16 p.m. – 10 Things I Hate About You
  • July 25 at 9:02 p.m. – JAWS
  • August 1 at 8:52 p.m. – The Wedding Singer
  • August 8 at 8:41 p.m. – The Birdcage
  • August 15 at 8:29 p.m. – Shrek
  • August 22 at 8:16 p.m. – The Pirates of the Caribbean

Summer Movie Nights at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza)

Summer Movie Nights screen movies on Thursday evenings at sundown. Before the film, you can enjoy face painting, drag performances, mini-golf, live music, and more. No snacks? No problem. In addition to the many restaurants and shops near the plaza, there are also food trucks on-site.

The Bike Valet team is also on-site for your bike parking needs in downtown Vancouver.

?: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square

?: Expo Line to Granville Station, Canada Line to Vancouver City Centre, or find the best bus route to get you there.

Movie schedule:

  • July 6 – Twilight
  • July 13 – Bend it Like Beckham
  • July 20 – Legally Blonde
  • July 27 – The Lego Movie
  • August 3 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • August 10 – Top Gun: Maverick
  • August 17 – Everything Everywhere All at Once

North Vancouver

Deckchair Cinema at Lonsdale Quay

Watch classic films by the waterfront at Deckchair Cinema, located outside Polygon Gallery at Lonsdale Quay. They screen movies on Thursdays at sunset and feature music and entertainment leading up to curtain time. Admission is by donation and it also includes access to the Polygon Gallery.

?: Cates Deck by The Polygon Gallery

?: Take the SeaBus or the bus to Lonsdale Quay.

Movie schedule:

  • July 6 at 9:30 p.m. – Interstella 5555
  • July 13 at 9:15 p.m. – What We Do in the Shadows
  • July 20 at 9:15 p.m. – Whale Rider
  • July 27 at 9 p.m. – Big Trouble in Little China
  • August 3 at 9 p.m. – Xanadu
  • August 10 at 8:45 p.m. – Lovers Rock
  • August 17 at 8:45 p.m. – Moonstruck
  • August 24 at 8:30 p.m. – No Bears
  • August 31 at 8:30 p.m. – Bullitt

Port Coquitlam

Cinema Under the Stars

Looking for weekend evening plans? You can watch outdoor movies for free in Port Coquitlam.

?: Evergreen Park

?: 172 Riverside / Coquitlam Central Station or 173 Cedar / Coquitlam Central Station

Movie schedule:

  • Saturday, July 29 at 9:15 p.m. – Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Saturday, August 26 — 8:45 p.m. — Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3

?: Gates Park

?: 160 Port Coquitlam / Kootenay Loop, 174 Rocklin / Coquitlam Central Station

Movie schedule:

  • Sunday, August 20 at 8:45 p.m. — Super Mario Bros. Movie


Summer Cinema at Civic Square

The City of Burnaby is hosting movie nights at Civic Square, near Metrotown Station, and Edmonds Park starting this August.

?: Burnaby Civic Square

?: Expo Line to Metrotown Station or any bus route that services the area.

Movie schedule:

  • Friday, August 4 at 8:15 p.m.– The Wizard of Oz (wear a costume for free popcorn!)
  • Friday, August 11 at 8:15 p.m. – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Friday, August 18 at 8:15 p.m. – Spies in Disguise
  • Friday, August 25 at 8:15 p.m. – The Lost City
  • Friday, September 1 at 8:15 p.m. – West Side Story (2022)

?: Edmonds Park

?: 106 Edmonds Station / New Westminster Station, 119 Edmonds Station / Metrotown Station, or 133 Edmonds Station / Holdom Station

Movie schedule:

  • Saturday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m. – Shazam! Fury of the Gods

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Looking for more summer activities? We have a host of summer events and destinations listed on our Ride and Shine page with some attractions offering discounts! You can also find more transit-friendly summer ideas on The Buzzer: