Movies to Watch in 10 Outdoor Locations

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Outdoor movie in a city by a body of water at sunset

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by Oxygen and Fire

Movies playing outdoors is back this summer in Toronto.

This is one of our favourite things to do.

There are 10+ venue locations with different experiences to choose from and movies to watch.

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Picnic spread with baguette, strawberries, vegan croissants, clemetines, blueberries, popcorn, stainless steal food container, Turkish towel, at the beach at Tommy Thompson park in Toronto

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Whether you'll be watching the movie with friends or family, go prepared by showing up with a beach chair or picnic blanket.

We like using our Turkish towels as picnic blankets because they're so versatile.

We also use them as beach towels and throws.

They're aesthetically appealing and easy to transport.

Bring some snacks in your favourite containers along your favourite people and enjoy!

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College Park After Hours

Starting June 7th with Hairspray, College Park will be hosting a farmers' market, followed by music and a movie.

Other movies playing:

July 5 - Space Jam
August 2 - DC League of Super-Pets

Access Instagram page for details @downtownyonge

Tuesdays Until August 22

TD Union Summer

Screenings happening every Tuesday except July 25 during July and August

Musical performances happening on other days at this venue.

For a list of free* music performances, check out our: Outdoor Music Festival Toronto article.

Access website for details: https://torontounion.ca/tdunionsummer/events/

Tuesdays Until August 29

Rosedale Main St. Movies in the Park

Ramsden Park (Yonge St & Crescent)

Sundown

Bring snacks, a picnic blanket and/or beach chair

Films on Shortt

Monthly on Fridays

Another community monthly open air movie watching event is happening at the Fairbank Village BIA.

Free* popcorn is also advertised.

Still, *transportation to and from events not included. Other charges may apply. Free at the time of writing this article. For accurate and up to date info please refer to organizations' / event organizers' websites / social accounts.

That being said, access Instagram page for details @myfairbankvillage

Outdoor Movie Nights in Neil McLellan Park

Fridays August 18, 25 and September 1, 8

Free* popcorn is advertised

263 Beresford Ave, Bloor St. W.

Dusk (8:30pm)

Bring a picnic blanket and/or beach chair

Access Instagram account for details @bloorwestvillagebia

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Opening will be over 5 days with the first screening being Night Raiders by indigenous film maker Danis Goulet.

Other movies playing:

- Everything, everywhere, all at once
- Jurassic Park
- Pan's Labyrinth
- Velvet Goldmine.

This Toronto film festival will take place in 4 locations this summer:

- Fort York
- Christie Pits
- Corktown Common
- Bell Manor Park

Dates: June 22 - August 27

Access website for details: https://www.topictureshow.com/2023

Evergreen Brick Works

August 9 - 7:30pm

Eats, drinks, items for sale

Bring a beach chair

Access Instagram page for details @evergreen_brick_works

Evergreen Brick Works and Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

August 29 The Matrix

August 30 Velvet Goldmine

August 31 The Truman Show

Eats, drinks, items for sale

Bring a beach chair

Access website for details: https://www.topictureshow.com/brick-works

Outdoor movies with beach chairs lined up in front

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Toronto Adventures

Toronto Adventures isn't only good for kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals.

They'll also be hosting outdoor movies that are included with boat rental prices (if you choose that package) or $10 if you bring your own boat.

They also have comedy and music performances on the Humber River.

You can bike or hike there, initially by using our map and see what other great things there are to see and do along the way. Check out our article: Humber River Trail.

Movies playing: TBD

Starting in July

Access website for details: https://www.torontoadventures.ca/kayak-canoe-paddleboard-guided-tours/movies-on-the-river/

Inclucity Festival

At the Distillery district in Toronto

Watch movies on a couch in addition to other activities that will be happening.

Dates: end of June - mid July 2024

Movies playing: TBD

Access website for details: https://icff.ca/festival-2023/

Black and white outdoor movie with a cow on the screen and three people on beach chairs sitting in front of the camera

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Regent Park

Wednesday outdoor movies playing:

* July 27: Encanto

Block party on the 27th

Access website for details: https://rpff.ca/under-the-stars/

Sorauren Park

Monthly Movies

Go early for a pizza dinner from the park's oven

Popcorn and drinks are available for purchase from the Snack Shack

Dates: August 26, September 23 (monthly)

Access website for details: https://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/festivals-movies/outdoor-movies/

Downsview Park

About once a week screenings

Movies playing: TBD

Mid July to mid August

Access website for details: https://downsviewpark.ca/

Garden Square

Tuesdays + Saturdays

Access website for details: https://bramptonist.com/free-movies-garden-square-downtown-brampton/

CIBC Square

Movie Nights on the Park

Thursdays

Follow CIBC SQUARE on Event Brite for upcoming lineup

Access website for details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/movie-nights-on-the-park-at-cibc-square-tickets-671533273097?aff=erelexpmlt

outdoor movie with muskoka chairs and fire next to a body of water and woods

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