Summer Movies under the Stars

Where to catch an outdoor movie this summer

Movies under the Stars events generally start in June and run one day a week until September. These are evenings bring with them a great sense of community, and are the perfect way to fit family outings into the hotter days of summer – bonus you won’t have to slather the kids in sunscreen or nag them about keeping their hats on! Most events are free and on the same day and time each week, make note of the locations though as some community events make the rounds of local parks and venues. You’ll find plenty of family friendly movies, please check the websites for schedules and possible cancellations.

Aurora Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will be back with three times the enjoyment, spread out over three nights. Thank you to those families that recommended a movie for this series. Arrive early and enjoy participating in special movie-themed crafts and activities starting at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the pre-movie trivia up on the big screen. MORE

Celebration Square Movie Nights

From the end of May until the start of September, the whole family can enjoy a film together at Celebration Square Movie Nights. The screenings are each Thursday at 8 pm. Bring your own blankets and snacks! MORE

Whitby Movies in the Park

Bring your lawn chair, blankets and popcorn and watch a movie under the stars on a large, outdoor screen with concert quality sound. New for 2018 – Whitby’s Movies in the Park will all take place at Whitby Civic Park (behind Town Hall). Movies start at dusk, but come early to reserve a spot! MORE

Ajax Movies in the Park

Enjoy a unique, outdoor, family cinema experience projected on a giant inflatable movie screen. Admission is free and movie goers are encouraged to bring a chair, blanket and bug spray! MORE

Moonlight Movies in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill’s Moonlight Movies series is an outdoor cinema experience during the summer months. It’s free and all you need to bring is a blanket or lawn chair. Movies start when the sun goes down. Pre-movie fun starts at 7 pm. MORE

The Beach Village Movie Nights in the Park

Join The Beach Village for Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday starting July 3 – August 28! You voted on your favourite movies, now come out and enjoy them with your friends and family! Experience these movies under the stars in our beautiful parks (screenings will rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park). Free admission and free popcorn! MORE

Movies on the Common

For the fourth year of our Corktown Common series, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show invites attendees to enjoy four weekly screenings this July in the glow of our brand-new, magnificent, much larger screen. At this east-side iteration of the Dynamic Duos programme, join us for some of the most iconic two-handers of cult, queer, family and Indigenous cinema. MORE

Newmarket Moonlight Movies

Enjoy an outdoor movie on a huge inflatable screen under the stars. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, blanket and snack to enjoy during the movie. Free popcorn will be provided by the Newmarket Scouts. Movie titles and locations will be revealed online closer to the date of the event. All movies will begin at dusk. MORE

Movies Under the Stars at the Blue

Enjoy a box office hit during SUBARU MOVIES UNDER THE STARS every Monday and Thursday at dusk from June 28th to August 30th, pull up a chair in the Events Plaza with your friends and family! Arrive early to explore the Village! MORE

Ports Toronto Sail in Cinema

Canada’s Sugar Beach transforms into Toronto’s largest outdoor movie theatre. Movies are  shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. Event generally takes place the third weekend of August. MORE

Downsview Park Friday Night Lights

Screening a variety of recent family-friendly flicks at the Park’s outdoor football field & running track. Bring a lawn chair or blanket (and a friend), and be sure to arrive early to enter a raffle for a chance to win a prize pack! MORE

Sorauren Outdoor Movies in the Square

The Outdoor Movie Season returns the fourth Saturday of every month June to September – this season includes Back to the Future, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing and The Iron Giant! MORE

Oakville Movies Under the Stars

Downtown Oakville is hosting their annual Movies Under the Stars beginning June 6, 2019. Movies will be shown in Downtown Oakville at multiple venues. Check their website for more details and the summer schedule. MORE

Outdoor Movies in Regent Park

Every Wednesday from July 10 – August 14. Now in its sixth year Under the Stars has grown into Regent Park’s largest summer community event. Showing widely loved films that prominently feature Indigenous, Black and People of Colour on screen. Pre-show before the film each week with family friendly activities. MORE

Fort York Outdoor Movies

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will launch its season of Dynamic Duos programming and its brand new, majestic outdoor screen with an opening weekend of films at one of our favourite new sites, Fort York. Watch movies under the stars in the shadow of the Gardiner and the light of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s magnificent, brand-new screen. MORE

Burlington Movies under the Stars

Free outdoor movies for you and your family on Thursday nights! All movies start at 9 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blanket and arrive early to reserve a spot. MORE

Gravenhurst Cinema under the Stars

Having launched in 2012, Cinema Under The Stars has quickly become a cherished tradition for families in Gravenhurst. More than just an outdoor movie, the Town of Gravenhurst offers a full evening of fun for families with crafts and activities ahead of each screening. Bring a cozy blanket, lawn chair, friends & family and enjoy full-length feature films totally free every Thursday evening in July & August. MORE

Other locations

The following locations show movies that are not always suitable young children, but if you have a teen or even ‘baby in arms’, this could still make the perfect evening outing.

City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square

Every Tuesday at Yonge-Dundas Square, catch free films on the giant screen. Movies start at dusk and are preceded by a short film chosen by the National Film Board.

Christie Pitts Outdoor Movie Festival

On Sunday evenings from June 30th through August 25th Toronto Outdoor Picture Show presents the 9th summer season of its signature event, Christie Pits Film Festival. The 2019 Dynamic Duos programme will explore themes of partnership, friendship, coupledom, doppelgängers, and other dualities in a wide variety of cinematic two-handers. MORE

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