Outdoor movie nights

People watching a movie outdoors on an inflatable screen

Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to watch a movie outdoors. What’s even better is the opportunity to invite your neighbours and forge strong community bonds. An outdoor movie night is the perfect way to create community connections without the pressure and stresses of formalities. Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Here’s what you need to know about outdoor movie nights:

  • Every movie night is free!
  • Movies may need to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Movie nights start June 14 and run until September 13. 
  • Each movie night starts at dusk at the locations listed below.
DateLocationMovie Title
June 14Pawnee ParkWonka
June 15Cresthaven Park Trolls- Band Together
June 15Gainsborough Meadows Tangled
June 21Southeast OptimistTeenage Mutant Ninja turtles
June 21Lorne Ave ParkCool Runnings
June 22Cedar Hollow ParkKung-Fu Panda 4
June 22Attawandaron ParkA Goofy Movie
June 28Victoria ParkBlack Adam
June 28South Weninge ParkGoonies
July 3Peppertree ParkMean Girls
July 5Jesse Davidson Park Rookie of the Year

July 5


Hazelden ParkWish
July 6Hastings ParkThe Little Prince
July 6Meredith ParkThe Little Mermaid
July 7Lorne Ave ParkTerra Willy
July 123397 White Oak Rd.Ratatouille
July 12Rowntree ParkSuper Mario Bros
July 13Kiwanis ParkNight at the Museum
July 13Cavendish ParkCoco
July 19Dalkeith ParkLion King
July 20Cresthaven Park Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
July 20Cantebury ParkElemental
July 24Vauxhall ParkGuardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
July 27Ed Blake ParkMinions
July 27CCH Track FieldBeauty and the Beast 
August 6Smith ParkTrolls
August 9SouthEast Optimist ParkWonka
August 9Forest Hill Park Elemental
August 10Odessa park Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
August 10West Lions ParkHarry and the Hendersons
August 16Saint Lawrence ParkPrincess and the Frog
August 16Naiomi-Almeida ParkLuca
August 17Westmount Lions Park Shrek
August 17Huronview ParkJumanji
August 23Norwest Optimist ParkLion
August 23Byron Hills ParkBarbie Movie
August 24Grampian Woods Ghostbusters Frozen Empire
August 24Carling ParkBack to the Future 
September 6Ralph Hamlyn ParkSuper Mario Bros. Movie
September 6The Wortley GreenHarry Potter and the 
Philosopher's Stone 
September 7East Lions ParkThe Beethoven
September 13Powell ParkElemental

Guidelines to host an outdoor movie night

Who can apply?

Applications are only open to London residents and neighbourhood-based groups. Schools, school councils, faith-based organizations, places of worship, businesses or non-profit organizations cannot apply. Resident or groups can only apply for one outdoor movie night per year.

What do residents have to do?

Residents who are chosen to host outdoor movie nights in their neighbourhood must:

  • Bring a DVD, Blu-ray or electronic version of the movie on a USB (with closed captions)
  • Promote the event in their neighbourhood with posters, flyers, and on social media. We expect a minimum of 100 residents to attend
  • Be at the park by 7 p.m. on the day of the event with the movie

What does the City of London do?

The City of London will:

  • Book the park and provide insurance for the event
  • Provide all the necessary equipment and staff, and set up and tear down the equipment
  • Purchase the license to publicly show the movie
  • Print posters and flyers and provide them to the organizing resident to distribute
  • Determine cancellation of an outdoor movie night, should there be inclement weather (rain dates are not guaranteed)

When do outdoor movie nights take place?

Outdoor movie nights take place from the third weekend in June to the third weekend in September. City staff begin setup by 7 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. There are a limited number of movie nights each season based on availability of resources. 

Where can an outdoor movie take place?

Outdoor movie nights can only take place in City of London parks and green spaces.

What happens if there is rain or thunderstorms or high wind on the date and time of my outdoor movie night?

In the event of rain, thunderstorms or high wind, the outdoor movie night will be cancelled. The City of London will post updates on its FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages informing Londoners that an outdoor movie night has been cancelled.


Last modified:Friday, July 05, 2024