FREE outdoor movie screenings are coming back to Downtown Vancouver this summer!



Photo: Kai Jacobson

Free movies.

A four-storey inflatable screen.

An adorable popcorn mascot named “Poppy”.

Yes, Summer Movies Nights on the Square is back for its second year!

Summer Movie Nights is a free event where different movies are screened every week for eight weeks on a HUGE inflatable screen at the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza).

Photo: Kai Jacobson

The event is hosted by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and runs from July 3 to August 21, with screenings happening every Wednesday at sunset (around 8:00pm – 9:00pm). The event is accessible and intended for everyone. Did we mention that it’s free?

This year’s screenings will also include LED light-up swings, freshly popped popcorn, a gigantic Jenga set and different food trucks each week.

Last year’s screenings attracted 4,000+ people, and this year it’s expected to be even more popular. There will also be special activations per screening, like photo booths, red carpets and more than a few pop-up surprises.

Photo: Kai Jacobson

The weekly activations are top secret for now, you’ll have to check back soon for updates (including the full lineup of movies that will be screened this year!).

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