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Vancouver on the Cheap: Outdoor Movies

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".
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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

Stanley Park

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

Nat Bailey

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.