|If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled "cheap" and the other labeled "awesome", the middle point where they cross over could be labeled "Vancouver on the Cheap". In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.|
It's Outdoor Movie season! Actually, it has been for a little while, but I won't let that impede my excitement in writing about it now. For the newcomers to Vancouver, or those who don't pay much attention to what's going on, free outdoor movies have become something of a tradition here in this fine city. Might have something to do with the fact that during the summer this is quite literally one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we've got to soak up every minute of outdoor time we can before it starts raining again.
There are a few different hosts for the outdoor movies this year: Fresh Air Cinema does the Stanley Park Series, The City of Vancouver hosts screenings in some parks around town, and Nat Bailey Stadium even has some showings!
Photo provided by Fresh Air Cinemas
July 24, 2012: The Lion King
July 31, 2012: Grease
August 7, 2012: The Blues Brothers
August 14, 2012: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
August 21, 2012: Labrinth
August 28, 2012: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
JULY 27 – THE INCREDIBLES
AUG 10 – FIELD OF DREAMS
AUG 31 – ALADDIN
(movies start at 7:00, doors at 6:30)
City of Vancouver
AUG 11: Back to the Future
Trout Lake Park - starts approx. 8:40pm
AUG 19: Dirty Dancing
David Lam Park - starts approx. 8pm
PS: Fresh Air Cinema is also running a contest right now to get a free back yard movie screening at your lovely home! Now, if you actually live in Vancouver chances are you don't have a back yard all to yourself, but hopefully you know someone who does who would be more than happy to play host, because think of the fun!
PPS: Just an FYI, there's a bunch of cheap theatre happening in town this weekend! Some of it I've already mentioned, but reminders are nice. Closing Saturday is Armed by Xua Xua Productions. Sunday is the pay-what-you-can day at The Neanderthal Festival, and also a pay-what-you-can performance of Proud, a play about Stephen Harper that was censored out, so naturally everyone's producing staged readings now in protest.