A Summer full of (awesome) Movies!

Do you like movies as much as we do? If so, then you’re in luck! Again this year, the city will be home to more outdoor movies in a variety of neighbourhoods, sure to please any movie buff. Invite your friends and family, and grab your popcorn, for these FREE outdoor movie experiences. CityEvents has cultivated this schedule for your convenience.  



Movies Nights in the Park

The Beach Village hosts FREE Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday at dusk starting July 5 – August 30! 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!

-    July 5 @ 9pm, E.T. – Kew Gardens.

-    July 12 @ 9pm, Chronicles of Narnia – Ivan Forrest Gardens.

-    July 19 @ 9pm, Finding Nemo – Kew Gardens.

-    July 26 @ 9pm, Zootopia – Ivan Forrest Gardens.

-    August 02 @ 9pm, The Breakfast Club – Kew Gardens.

-    August 09 @ 9pm, Big Fish – Ivan Forrest Gardens.

-    August 16@ 9pm, Inside Out – Kew Gardens.

-    August 23 @ 9pm, Night at the Museum – Ivan Forrest Gardens.

-    August 30 @ 9pm, Willy Wonka and the Fantastic Chocolate Factory – Kew Gardens.


Please Check out the full schedule here:



Open Roof Festival

Toronto’s Open Roof Festival (ORF), celebrating indie film and music, returns for its eighth season, kicking-off on June 27, 2017, with screenings every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The Festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from across the globe, paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established Open Roof Festival’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot.

-     June 27 @ 9 pm, Colossal

-     July 04 @ 9 pm, Free Fire

-     July 11 @ 9 pm, The Bad Batch

-     July 18 @ 9 pm, Get Out

-     July 25 @ 9 pm, Brimstone & Glory

-     August 1 @ 9 pm, TBC

-     August 15 @ 9 pm, Rumble: The Insdians who rocked the World

-     August 22 @ 9 pm, It Comes At Night

-     August 29 @ 9 pm, Sundowners


Please Check out the full schedule here:



Free Outdoor Movies at Harbourfront

Free movies are coming back to the Harbourfront this summer. Toronto loves seeing films in the great outdoors, and even more so when they’re screened down by the water.

-    July 5 @ 9pm, Air Bud – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    July 12 @ 9pm, Wayne’s World – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    July 19 @ 9pm, Meatballs – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    August 2 @ 9pm, My Internship in Canada – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    August 9 @ 9pm, Belle – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.


Please Check out the full schedule here:



Movies in St. James Park

Movies in St. James Park is back! Join us and enjoy free movie screenings in the park.

-    June 22 @ 8pm, Pride Toronto Affiliate Event with a free live drag show.

-    July 27 @ 9pm, Movies in St. James Park – TBC.

-    August 24 @ 8pm, Movies in St. James Park – TBC with a special live performance.


Please Check out the full schedule here:



Corktown Common Park

For the second summer running, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will present films in the beautiful park at Corktown Common, in Corktown. Just minutes from many bustling east-side Toronto neighbourhoods – Riverdale, Regent Park & the Distillery, along others – this new neighbourhood is home to another great, urban TOPS screening series, under a city skyline that can’t be beat!

-    July 6: A League of Their Own

-    July 13: Hairspray

-    July 20: Invictus


Please Check out the full schedule here:



Trinity Bellwoods Movie Night

Join the Trinity Bellwoods BIA for a FREE outdoor movie night in the dog bowl atTrinity Bellwoods Park! A series of animated short films from the National Film Board of Canada will be screened starting at DUSK. The animated shorts are from the “Best of the Best: Especially for Kids” series, and include Every Child, The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, Blackfly, The Cat Came Back, Sand Castle, The Owl Whom Married A Goose, Evolution, Christmas Cracker and Monsieur Pointu.

Please Check out the full schedule here:



Open Roof Festival

Open Roof Festival is a not for profit, outdoor music and film festival providing Toronto with a summer experience like no other, highlighting independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world. The Festival is a fun, unique experience that is more than just a party – its an evening of shared experiences. Of Toronto’s music and film scene. Of refreshments. And, of enjoying Toronto’s beautiful summer nights with friends.

-    June 21, Everybody Wants Some! 

-    June 28, Sing Street

-    July 05, The Lobster

-    July 13, Sleeping Giant

-    July 20, A Off the Rails

-    August 3, The Fits

-    August 10, The Splash

-    August 17, My Blind Brother

-    August 23, Closet Monster

-    August 24, Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Please Check out the full schedule here:



City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas square is changed to nice outdoor movie theatre in this summer too. You can enjoy a free outdoor film screening. They will screen some short films and classic comedy feature films. For more information, please check the full line-up.


Please Check out the full schedule here:



Contact Dance Film Festival

A unique opportunity for both film and dance lovers to experience the joy, chaos and intimacy of human connection through physical movement. Five different screening programs will be presented alongside dance workshops, jams and parties where dancers fly and bodies collide with force, grace and tenderness.

–    June 28 @ 9pm, Toronto Spins – Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road.

–     June 29 @ 8pm, Zen and the Art of Dance Mechanics, Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street.

–     June 30 @ 5:30pm, Rotating View Points – Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street

–     July 1 @ 2pm-  An Intimate Dance: Journeys Through Movement and Touch – Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street,

–     July 1 @ 8pm, Gala Film Screenings and Award Ceremony – Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue.


Please Check out the full schedule here:



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