Where to See Outdoor Movies in Toronto in Summer 2023

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

I love watching movies and I enjoy them even better outdoors and with an audience! It reminds me of going to the drive-in with my family when I was a kid. We were always excited about getting some popcorn from the snack bar or checking out the swings in the playground before the movie started. I think that’s what the outdoor movie trend is capitalizing on: these nostalgic memories of going to the drive-in in the summer. The whole outdoor summer experience makes the movie even better than if it were watched indoors! I’m going to try and get out to one of these outdoor movies in Toronto this summer!

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

Christie Pits Film Festival

The Christie Pits Film Festival runs on Sundays from July 9, 2023 to August 27, 2023. Here’s your chance to see free outdoor movies in Toronto! Below are the scheduled films for summer 2023:

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Sunday, July 9, 2023
Viking – Sunday, July 16, 2023
Interstella 5555 – Sunday, July 23, 2023
Brokeback Mountain – Sunday, July 30, 2023
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Sunday, August 6, 2023
Riceboy Sleeps – Sunday, August 13, 2023
The Wizard of Oz – Sunday, August 20, 2023
Surprise Film to be announced – Sunday, August 27, 2023

Corktown Common Outdoor Movies

Outdoor movies will be screened at Corktown Common on Thursdays from July 6, 2023 to August 10, 2023. The following movies are scheduled for summer 2023:

Paris Is Burning – Thursday, July 6, 2023
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Thursday, July 13, 2023
The Matrix – Thursday, July 20, 2023
Amelie – Thursday, July 27, 2023
The Truman Show – Thursday, August 3, 2023
Black Panther – Thursday, August 10, 2023

Corktown Common is located at 155 Bayview Avenue. Enter at Bayview Avenue and Mill Street.

Bell Manor Park Outdoor Movies

Bell Manor Park in Etobicoke will be hosting outdoor movie screenings from August 17-19, 2023. The films screened include:

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Thursday, August 17, 2023
Jumanji – Friday, August 18, 2023
Coco – Saturday, August 19, 2023

Eats and treats are at 6 p.m. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Films will be screened at sundown, which is around 8:15 p.m.

Bell Manor Park is located at 317 Park Lawn Road (Park Lawn Road and Berry Road), Etobicoke.

I hope you get a chance to see some of these outdoor movies in Toronto in summer 2023. You may be interested in reading, “Civic Holiday Weekend Events, Things to Do in Toronto 2023“.