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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude that this work takes place on the traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Get cozy under the stars and between the skyrises at this year’s Summer Movie Nights

Summer Movie Nights is back! Brought to you by Downtown Van, this free, family-friendly event is set to transform the heart of downtown Vancouver into an open-air theatre. Grab your loved ones, cozy up on šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), and prepare for an unforgettable evening under the stars.

What: Summer Movie Nights is a free outdoor movie event. Movies are played on a 16-foot inflatable screen and begin at sundown. As a warm-up to each film, there will be face painting, stilt walkers, drag performances, mini-golf, live music, and more!

When: Thursday evenings, July 6—Aug 17, 2023. Movies begin at sundown, with performances and art activities beginning at 5 pm

Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)

full movie lineup

Important Info

  • Food trucks will be on-site every week
  • We encourage you to bring your own seating and blankets
  • Feature nights:
    • Opening Night | Twilight | Thursday, July 6
    • Women’s Soccer Celebration | Bend it Like Beckham | Thursday, July 13,
    • PRIDE | Rocky Horror Picture Show | Thursday, August 3, 2023
    • Closing Night | Everything Everywhere All at Once | Thursday, August 17

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, American Express Canada.

Thank you to our Official Media Sponsor, Daily Hive.

Thank you to our Community Sponsor, Bentall Centre.


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