Over the past few years there has been a huge surge in demand for outdoor movies, and it's no wonder, what a perfect way to spend an evening! A movie surrounded by stars? Yes puh-lease!
Bring a blanket and lawn chair, sit back, and take in one of the shows with friends and family.
Admission is free to all movies, but seating is on a first come first served basis. Make sure you show up early to get a good spot!
BONUS: All movies at Bullen Park have free kid-friendly entertainment planned starting 1 hour before the show begins, and also have a concession available thanks to the Esquimalt Lions Club. All proceeds support services in the community.
2018 Outdoor Movie Schedule for Victoria BC
Note: We are updating this list as soon as information becomes available.
Wednesday, July 11th – Wonder Woman
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Starts at Sunset (around 9:30pm)
Friday, July 13th – Pitch Perfect 3
After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Wednesday, July 25th – The Lego Batman Movie
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.
Outdoor Cinema Series - Bullen Park
Starts at Sunset (around 9:20pm)
Friday, July 20th – Coco
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Friday, July 27th – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.
Friday, Aug 3rd – Babe
Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?
Saturday, August 4th – Mean Girls
Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.
Wednesday, August 8th – Footloose
**UPDATE** The original version of this article had the 2011 remake listed, but it was confirmed with Esquimalt Parks & Rec that it is the 1984 classic that will be playing!
Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt (Christopher Penn), and defiant teen Ariel Moore (Lori Singer), he might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), stands in the way.
Outdoor Cinema Series - Bullen Park
Starts at Sunset (around 8:30pm)
Friday, August 10th – Some Like it Hot
After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.
Saturday, August 11th – Shakespeare in Love
Tale about a fictional relationship between William Shakespeare and a young woman who poses as a man in order to star in one of the writer's plays. Suffering from writer's block, Shakespeare is in need of a new muse. He soon finds inspiration in the form of a beautiful female aristocrat, but her daring determination to act in his play puts their already forbidden relationship on even more dangerous ground.
Thursday, August 16th – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Donations for this event go towards the Neighbourhood Nights Program
Movies on the Hill - Lawn behind Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Starts at 8:45pm
Friday, August 17th – Planet of the Apes
The film tells the story of an astronaut crew who crash-lands on a strange planet in the distant future. Although the planet appears desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.
Saturday, August 18th – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.
Saturday, August 18th – The Sandlot
When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.
Free to attend, but proceeds from food or the 50/50 draw go towards building an indoor training facility. There will be a full concession available and Central Saanich Lions BBQ before the movie starts!
Central Saanich Movie in the Park - at Centennial Park
Event starts at 6pm, movie begins at sundown
Wednesday, August 22nd – Trolls
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
Outdoor Cinema Series - Bullen Park
Starts at Sunset (around 8:15pm)
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Free water parks in and around Victoria - Best way to cool down on a hot day
Events calendar - Stay on top of the upcoming events, all tailored for families
Best beaches in Victoria and nearby - Spend the day at a lake or beach