Every summer in Vancouver, there are free outdoor movies at various venues around downtown Vancouver. Outdoor movies are a great way to bring the community together. People can bond over a movie playing on a big screen while enjoying some food and the company of family or friends. And the best part about it- it’s free! Below, we have given you the list of movies playing at different venues that are close and convenient to get to from the Victorian Hotel.


Before going to one of these outdoor movies, we would like to give you a few tips on how to make the most out of your night.


TIP #1: Go early! These movies are quite popular, so to ensure you get a good spot (and parking around the area), you should set up your blankets or lawn chairs to reserve your spot.


TIP #2: As it tends to get colder later in the night, we recommend bringing a sweater and/or blankets to keep warm. Depending on the location, you may want to bring bug spray if you want to avoid mosquitoes.

Free Outdoor Movies Around Downtown Vancouver


  1. Stanley Park Summer Cinema

Ceperley Meadow / Second Beach

Stanley Park Summer Cinema is a series of outdoor movie showings at Second Beach. Free seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All movies start at dusk on Tuesday evenings and are seen on one of the largest outdoor screens in the lower mainland.


TIP: Walk or cycle the seawall in Stanley Park before watching the movie. It’s a great way to spend your day, and you’ll be able to enjoy the sunset!


  • August 6, 2019 – Finding Nemo (2003, G)
  • August 13, 2019 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, PG)
  • August 20, 2019Jurassic Park (1993, PG)



  1. Sunset Cinema Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

695 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0K9


Just a 5-minute walk from our hotel! These movies take place on Wednesday evenings.


  • August 7th, 2019Captain Marvel
  • August 14th, 2019 – Mary Poppins Returns
  • August 21st, 2019Aladdin (2019)



  1. Canada Place Waterfront Cinema

999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4


Waterfront Cinema takes place on Thursday evenings at the far north end of the promenade deck at Canada Place and features a variety of films. This location is particularly enjoyable as the outdoor movie screen is one of the largest in the lower mainland.




  1. Vancouver Art Gallery Outdoor Movies

750 Hornby St, Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H7


Summer Movie Nights take place just outside the Art Gallery on the 800 block of Georgia Street on Wednesday’s!



Vancouver Downtown Hotel – Victorian Hotel

We hope that you found this helpful and enjoy watching an outdoor movie during your stay in Vancouver. Make sure to book direct with the Victorian Hotel in Vancouver, located at 514 Homer Street. Book direct and receive the best available price through our website www.victorianhotel.ca or give us a call to make a reservation at 1-877-681-6369. We look forward to meeting you!