Outdoor movies

The application form to host an outdoor movie in your neighbourhood is now closed.  In the coming weeks, City staff will contact those who submitted an application to provide more details. There was an overwhelming number of requests submitted this year and we will do our best to fulfill as many as possible. 

We are looking forward to the 2022 movie night season, and hope to see you at one of our events!

In the event of rain, thunderstorms or high wind, the outdoor movie night will be cancelled. Registrants will be sent an email informing them of the cancellation ahead of the movie night.

We look forward to yet another great season of fostering safe and meaningful connections throughout our many great London neighbourhoods!

If you have any questions, please email neighbourgood@london.ca or call 519-661-5336.

Guidelines to host
Who can apply?

Residents and neighbourhood-based groups only. Schools, school councils, faith-based organizations, places of worship, businesses or non-profit organizations may not apply.

What do residents have to do?
  • Bring the DVD or the electronic version of the movie on a USB.
  • Promote the event to the 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?
  • Book the park and provide insurance for the event.
  • Purchase the license to publically screen the movie.
  • Print posters/flyers for resident promotion if requested.
  • Provide all necessary equipment; staff the event; set up and tear down the equipment.
  • Determine cancellation of a movie due to weather (rain dates not guaranteed).
When can outdoor movies take place?
  • Movie nights run from June to September.
  • There are a limited number of movie nights each season, based on availability of resources.
  • A resident or group may only apply for one outdoor movie night per year.
  • City staff begin setup at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk.
Where can an outdoor movie take place?
  • Outdoor Movie Nights can only take place in City of London parks and green spaces.


Other important information

The license companies control whether the movie requested is available for a license on a specific date.

Insurance coverage begins one hour prior to the movie beginning or when City staff arrive.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 12, 2022