Catching a summer blockbuster in an indoor theatre is nice (especially when there’s AC) but it’s extra special to spend a lovely evening on a blanket at a park (or even in a boat!) to see one of these Outdoor Movies in Toronto this summer. Grab your popcorn and get comfortable!
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show — June 23 – August 25
TOPS returns to its four pre-pandemic home parks with “Curtains Up!”, a 21-evening festival programme of performance-themed films. No advance tickets are required and TOPS screenings are free to attend, made possible by charitable donations.
Lavazza IncluCity Festival — June 27 – July 16
The 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival takes place at The Distillery Historic District. An outdoor cinema village lines the iconic cobblestone streets in a celebration of multiculturalism and the best in international cinema.
Union Summer Movie Night — June 29 – August 24
As part of the Union Summer daily events schedule, free movie nights are held outside Toronto’s train station each Wednesday evening.
Regent Park Film Festival — July 12-27
RPPFF has free film programming on three Wednesdays in July, plus a block party with family-friendly activities on the last week.
Family Movie Night in the Beach — June 29 – August 31
The Beach BIA hosts free movie Nights in the Beach at Kew Gardens Park every Wednesday night in summer. Make sure to get there early for live music, lawn games, and chances to win giveaways.
Leslieville BIA Movie Night — August 5
“The Bad Guys” is played at Leslie Grove Park.
Movies on the River — July 7 – September 8
Toronto Adventures hosts movies on the Humber River, right from your boat and surrounded by the river’s scenic plants, water and wildlife! Selections include the water-themed Jaws, Jurassic Park, Finding Nemo and Lake Placid.
Bloor West Village BIA Movie Night — August 8 & 15, September 30
Animation classics like “Luca” and “Encanto” are played at Neil McLellan Park.
Downsview Park Movies Under the Stars — July 12 – August 14
Downsview’s picnic-style format is back, but this year it’s in a new location between the Orchard Pavilion and the Lake.
Celebration Square Movie Nights — May 26 – September 1
From nostalgic throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Dinosaurs, Wizards and Superheroes.
For more Outdoor Summer activities, find our full list here!