Outdoor Movies in Toronto

Published Jun 14, 2019 | Updated Oct 28, 2019

Watch one of your favourite movies right under the stars! These events are quickly becoming a popular family event. Check out the schedule here.

2019 Outdoor Movies in Toronto

Over the past few years there has been a huge surge in demand for outdoor movies, but who can blame us, what better way to spend a summer evening than taking the big screen outdoors? Luckily for us, some amazing community organizations are providing a great line up movies for summer 2019!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, dress warm (we may be having a hot summer but the nights still get cool!), and of course don't forget the popcorn. 

Some of these movies come with bonus entertainment features, so it's more than just a typical night at the movies!

Here are some of our favourite family-friendly selections for this summer:

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show:

At Fort York National Historic Site:

  • Bring your refillable water bottles! They don't sell plastic bottles anymore.
  • The event is licensed (Steam Whistle Brewing available) and NO outside alcohol will be permitted.
  • Gates open at 7pm, films at sundown. Admission is free (donations are wonderful!). Food for sale on site.
  • These films are 18A, so people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. People who wish to purchase beer must be 19, with ID.

June 15 - Thelma & Louise at Fort York

June 16 - Misery at Fort York 

At Christie Pits:

  • Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
  • BYO Blanket
  • Accessible venue 
  • Films are screened with captioning

June 30 - Rafiki

July 7 - His Girl Friday

July 14 - Weirdos

July 21 - Odd Couple

July 28 - Infernal Affairs

August 4 - Sense and Sensibility

August 11 - Grey Gardens

August 18 - Gattaca

At Corktown Common:

  • Starts at Sundown (9:15pm)
  • Eats & Treats at 7pm by The Aviary Brewpub & popcorn at the festival canteen
  • Free yoga class at 7pm by YOGAthletix
  • Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
  • BYO Blanket
  • Accessible venue 
  • Films are screened with captioning

July 4 - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

July 11 - Hunt for the Wilderpeople

July 18 - Paper Moon

July 25 - Some Like it Hot

At Bell Manor Park:

  • Shows start at Sundown (8:45pm)
  • Pre-show programming at 7pm & snacks sold at the festival canteen.
  • Free (donations gratefully accepted), not a ticketed event
  • BYO Blanket & Chairs
  • Accessible venue 
  • Films are screened with captioning

August 8 - Ratatouille

August 15 - You've Got Mail

August 22 - The Kid

Sorauren Park:

Movies start at sundown (between 7:15pm and 9pm) depending on the date. FREE admission.

June 22 - Back to the Future

July 27 - Casablanca

August 24 - Crazy For Swayze Double Bill: Dirty Dancing and Ghost

September 28 - The Iron Giant

City Cinema:

Hosted in Yonge-Dundas Square, City Cinema will be featuring your favourite cast members. All showings are FREE to attend!

June 25 - Ghostbusters

July 2 - Date Night

July 9 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

July 16 - A Mighty Wind

July 23 - Up

July 30 - Sisters

August 6 - Cool Runnings

August 13 - Mean Girls

August 20 - Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

August 27 - Best in Show

Movies in Old Town:

Held by the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, Movies in Old Town is hosting a FREE screening in Parliament Square Park!

Thursday, July 25 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Liberty Village Movies in the Park:

FREE movies hosted by The Liberty Village Residents Association! Bring a snack and a blanket.

June 21 - Captain Marvel

July 19 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

August 23 - Mary Poppins Returns

August 24 - Jumanji

September 7 - Black Panther

Under the Stars: Regent Park:

Under the Stars shows widely loved films that prominently feature Indigenous, Black and People of Colour on screen. They offer a pre-show before the film each week with family friendly activities that change week to week.

RAIN DATE: In the event of rain, they will cancel the scheduled screening and show a movie on Wednesday, August 21st.

July 10 - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

July 17 - Meditation Park

July 24 - Our People Will Be Healed

July 31 - Life of Pi

August 7 - Your Name

August 14 - Black Panther 

Open Roof Film Festival:

Hosted at 181 Sterling in the Junction, the movies and music festival will be celebrating its 10th year complete with food trucks and beer!

June 19 - Us

June 26 - Firecrackers

July 3 - Push

July 31 - Long Shot

Enjoy the movies!

For more awesome summer events in Toronto, check out ChatterBlock's event listings! 

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