Free Outdoor Movies in Toronto in Summer 2019

Outdoor movies in summer 2023 at Christie Pits
Outdoor movies in summer 2023 at Christie Pits

There’s something about watching a movie outdoors in the summer. Even if the movie is not a blockbuster or didn’t receive oodles of Oscar nominations, a movie immediately gets better when watched outside at dusk. Here is where you can see free outdoor movies in Toronto in summer 2019. You might also want to check out these food festivals in Toronto in summer 2019.

Fort York Outdoor Movies Summer 2019

One of the newer venues to see free outdoor movies in Toronto in summer 2019 is at Fort York. The opening weekend on June 15 & 16, 2019 will feature Thelma and Louise directed by Ridley Scott on Saturday, June 15, 2019 and Misery directed by Rob Reiner on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The outdoor movies take place at”Walled Fort” of Fort York. Enter at 250 Fort York Blvd. Food and alcoholic beverages will be for sale at 7 p.m. (no outside alcohol permitted).

Films begin at sundown and are free/Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation of $10). Bring your own blankets and chairs. This is an accessible venue and films are screened with captioning for accessibility. This event is 19+ (or with adult accompaniment).
Scheduled rain date is June 27, 2019.

Outdoor movies in summer 2019 at Christie Pits
Outdoor movies in summer 2019 at Christie Pits

Christie Pits Film Festival

See outdoor films at Christie Pits Film Festival in summer 2019 on Sundays from June 30, 2019 to August 25, 2019. The 2019 Dynamic Duos programme will explore themes of partnership, friendship, coupledom, doppelgängers, and other dualities in a wide variety of movies. All screenings begin at sundown and are free, but donations are accepted. There are a limited number of reserved blanket spots available.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – Rafiki
Sunday, July 7, 2019 – His Girl Friday
Sunday, July 14, 2019 – Weirdos
Sunday, July 21, 2019 – The Odd Couple
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – Internal Affairs
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Sense and Sensibility
Sunday, August 11, 2019 – Grey Gardens
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Gattaca
Sunday, August 25, 2019 – T.B.A.

Bell Manor Park, Etobicoke

See outdoor movies in Toronto 2019 at Bell Manor Park in Etobicoke. Bring a picnic supper to enjoy before the movie, which begins at sundown. Snacks are for sale at the canteen. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Movies are free, but donations are welcome. The venue is accessible and there are portable restrooms. Films will be screened with captioning.

August 8, 2019 – Ratatouille plus Bao, Chinese-Canadian animator Domee Shi’s Oscar-winning short and Torontonian animator Melody Wang’s The Casebook of Nips & Porkington.

August 15, 2019 – You’ve Got Mail plus Pazit Cahlon and Hector Herrara’s Typesetter Blues.

August 22, 2019 – Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid plus Winnifred Jong’s short comedy Milk and Richard B. Pierre’s quirky ode to silent slapstick comedy, Squeaky Shoe.

Corktown Common – Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

On Thursdays from July 5-25, 2019, the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show at Corktown Common invites attendees to enjoy screenings on their new, larger screen. You can check out some of the most iconic selections of cult, queer, family and Indigenous cinema. Films are free with a suggested donation of $10 and you can RSVP on Facebook. Bring you own blanket. Films will be screened at sundown and feature captioning. This is an accessible venue. There is a free yoga class at 7 p.m. with YOGAathletix.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 – E.T. directed by Steven Spielberg
Thursday, July 11, 2019 – The Hunt for the Wilder People directed by Taika Waititi
Thursday, July 18, 2019 – Paper Moon directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Thursday, July 25, 2019 – Some Like It Hot directed by Billy Wilder

Regent Park: Under The Stars

Our summer screening series runs every Wednesday from July 10, 2019 – August 14, 2019. Films chosen feature Indigenous, Black and People of Colour on screen. There is a pre-show before the film each week with family friendly activities. Visit Taste of Regent Park, a market hosted by CRC 40 Oak at 5 p.m. each week. Get some tasty food or shop from local vendors at the market before the movie., so come out early to get some delicious food and shop from local vendors.

RAIN DATE: In the event of rain, we will cancel the scheduled screening and show a movie on Wednesday, August 21st.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – Meditation Park
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – Our People Will Be Healed
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – Life of Pi
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Your Name
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – Black Panther

Let us know in the comment section if there are other venues to see free outdoor movies in Toronto in summer 2019.