Summer Movies under the Stars | 2024 Guide for Families

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It’s that time of year again! Summer is here, bringing warm weather and longer evenings perfect for outdoor fun! What better way to enjoy the warmer nights than with a family movie under the stars?

These fun community events usually kick off in June and run until September. Gather with friends and family and share a movie under the night sky. Most of these events are free and on the same day and time each week. Just keep an eye on the locations, as the fun sometimes moves around to different parks as well as possible cancellations.

Are you ready? Grab your chairs, blankets, snacks and maybe pack a flashlight and bug spray too! Get ready for a summer of unforgettable movie nights in and around the GTA…

Brampton Saturday Night Movies

Two free family movies in Garden Square every Saturday at 6:00 pm and 8:00pm from July 13 to August 24. Bring your blanket and chairs, arrive early for pre-movie activities. Visit website for schedules. MORE

Celebration Square Movie Nights

From the end of July 4 until September 5, 2024 the whole family can enjoy a film together at Celebration Square Movie Nights. The screenings are each Thursday at 8 pm, Pre-Show at 7:30pm. Bring your own blankets and snacks! MORE

Burlington Movies under the Stars

Free outdoor movies on Thursdays from July 11 to August 22! All movies start at 9 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs, blanket and bugspray. It is recommended to arrive early to reserve a spot. MORE

Aurora Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will be back with summer Movies in the Park on August 15, 22 & 29, 2024. All movies are free and start at dusk at Aurora Town Park (49 Wells Street). Bring your own chairs an blankets, and arrive early for pre-movie themed games and crafts! MORE

Newmarket Moonlight Movies

Join the Town of Newmarket throughout the month of August for their 2024 Moonlight Movies Series, taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at various parks in Newmarket. Find a spot on the grass for your lawn chairs and blankets, to enjoy a movie on a large inflatable screen, under the stars. Movies start at dusk. MORE

Moonlight Movies in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill’s Moonlight Movies series is an outdoor cinema experience during August & September. It’s free and all you need to bring is a blanket or lawn chair. Movies start when the sun goes down, pre-show fun and snacks at 6:30 p.m. MORE

Whitby Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will be back for four evenings. Join us on July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 30, 2024. Grab your blankets and popcorn and join the Town of Whitby for four unforgettable evenings, under the stars! Movies are shown on a large, outdoor screen with concert-quality sound starting at dusk. Visit website for movie schedule. MORE

Ajax Movies in the Park

Stay tuned for 2024 information. Enjoy a unique, outdoor, free family cinema experience on a giant inflatable screen.  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, 2024 at Kew Gardens Park. This years movies include Barbie, Top Gun Maverick, Free Willy, The Goonies and more! Movies start at dusk, free admission. MORE

Movies Under the Stars at the Blue

Enjoy a box office hit during Subaru Movies Under the Stars every Tuesday evening from July 2 to August 27th. Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie screening in the Village Plaza. Arrive early to explore the picturesque Village, movies start at dusk. MORE

Outdoor Movies in Regent Park

Enjoy a family friendly movie on Wednesday, July 10th, 17th and 24th. Now in its 11th year Under the Stars has grown into Regent Park’s largest summer community event!  MORE

Downsview Park Friday Night Lights

Movies Under the Stars returns to Downsview Park for it’s eight year. Movies take place by the lake. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch a family-friendly movies on select nights – June 24, July 19, August 20 & August 21, 2024. See website for movie schedule.  MORE

Harbourfront Free Flicks

One of the Toronto’s favourite summer traditions is back! Free Flicks at Harbourfront Centre will present 10 free movies by the lake every Tuesday night from June 25 to August 27. This year’s movies include Barbie, Grease, Forrest Gump and more blockbusters!  MORE

Oakville Movies Under the Stars

Downtown Oakville is hosting their annual Movies Under the Stars beginning July 10, 2024. Movies will be shown in Downtown Oakville at multiple venues. Check their website for more details and the summer schedule. MORE

Sorauren Outdoor Movies in the Square

The Sorauren Outdoor Movie Season returns to the Town Square for 2024! Movies will be presented on the fourth Saturday of June, July, August and September. Movies start at dusk, but show up early for special pre-show performances including dance, comedy, music and more! MORE

Gravenhurst Cinema under the Stars

Cinema Under The Stars has 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

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

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’, or that magical and elusive date night, this could still make the perfect evening outing.

Fort York Outdoor Movies

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will launch its season of Dynamic Duos programming and its  outdoor screen with an opening week from June 19-25, 2024 at 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 

Movies on the Common

For the sixth year of our Corktown Common series, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show invites attendees to enjoy weekly screenings every Thursday from July 11 to August 1, 2024. Please check website for schedules as some movies may not be suitable for younger audiences.  MORE

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.

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