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Where to See Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

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The weather in Toronto is getting (somewhat) warmer and it's time to recall those lazy summer nights and outdoor movies. The city and various neighbourhoods provide a variety of free outdoor films, from favourite classics like Back to the Future and serious tearjerkers like Titanic. Every Wednesday, catch a free flick by the water at Harbourfront Centre or for a low-key night, check out Christie Pits at sunset to close the weekend. Sorely missed is the free screenings outside University of Toronto's Hart House; the field now under construction for the 2015 Pan Am Summer Games. If there is a screening we missed, add it to the comments below.


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1. Harbourfront Centre: Free Flicks

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235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
ON M5J 2G8, Canada

Free outdoor movies by the waterfront. What could be better? Seats fill up quickly so come early. Movies run weekly from July 2–August 27 usually starting at 9 p.m.

2. Yonge-Dundas Square

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1 Dundas Street East, Ryerson University, Toronto
ON M5B, Canada

Beginning at sunset, Yonge-Dundas square hosts a series of cult classics every Tuesday evening. Bring your own chair and popcorn.

3. TIFF In the Park

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221 King Street West, Toronto
ON M5V 3M2, Canada

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has a Wednesday night screening at David Pecaut Square on King West. The previous movie theme was "romantic classics" so bring a tissue. Last year they showed The Notebook.

4. Junction Movie Nights

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Dundas Street West & Pacific Avenue, Toronto
ON M6P, Canada

A little bit of outdoor cinema in the Junction to end the week. Movies begin every second Friday in July and August.

5. Movies in the Park, Riverdale

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550 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
ON M4K, Canada

Every summer the community offers free movies in Riverdale Park East. Last year they showed cult classics like Ferris Beuller's Day Off and ET.

6. Christie Pits Park @Sunset

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Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor Street West, Toronto
ON M6G 3K4, Canada

Starting in July come out to Christie Pits and dress in costume every Sunday for movie night. This year kicks off with a League of their Own, wear your favourite baseball uniform.

7. Dog Bowl Movies, Trinity Bellwoods

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Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford Street, Toronto
ON M6J2Z0, Canada

Free movies at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Grab an ice cream and enjoy the show.

8. Sail-in Cinema, Sugar Beach

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25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
ON M5A 0B5, Canada

Sugar Beach is Toronto's largest outdoor theatre event. It's by the water so bring a coat.

9. St. Peter's Church

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830 Bathurst Street, Toronto
ON M5R 3G1, Canada

In the Annex, free flicks across from Bathurst Subway Station. Rain or shine (indoor movies will be shown).

10. Mel Lastman Square

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5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON M5V, Canada

Friday nights in July for evening film screenings and festivals.

1. Harbourfront Centre: Free Flicks

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada

Free outdoor movies by the waterfront. What could be better? Seats fill up quickly so come early. Movies run weekly from July 2–August 27 usually starting at 9 p.m.

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
ON M5J 2G8, Canada

2. Yonge-Dundas Square

1 Dundas Street East, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B, Canada

Beginning at sunset, Yonge-Dundas square hosts a series of cult classics every Tuesday evening. Bring your own chair and popcorn.

1 Dundas Street East, Ryerson University, Toronto
ON M5B, Canada

3. TIFF In the Park

221 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2, Canada

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has a Wednesday night screening at David Pecaut Square on King West. The previous movie theme was "romantic classics" so bring a tissue. Last year they showed The Notebook.

221 King Street West, Toronto
ON M5V 3M2, Canada

4. Junction Movie Nights

Dundas Street West & Pacific Avenue, Toronto, ON M6P, Canada

A little bit of outdoor cinema in the Junction to end the week. Movies begin every second Friday in July and August.

Dundas Street West & Pacific Avenue, Toronto
ON M6P, Canada

5. Movies in the Park, Riverdale

550 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K, Canada

Every summer the community offers free movies in Riverdale Park East. Last year they showed cult classics like Ferris Beuller's Day Off and ET.

550 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
ON M4K, Canada

6. Christie Pits Park @Sunset

Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6G 3K4, Canada

Starting in July come out to Christie Pits and dress in costume every Sunday for movie night. This year kicks off with a League of their Own, wear your favourite baseball uniform.

Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor Street West, Toronto
ON M6G 3K4, Canada

7. Dog Bowl Movies, Trinity Bellwoods

Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford Street, Toronto, ON M6J2Z0, Canada

Free movies at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Grab an ice cream and enjoy the show.

Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford Street, Toronto
ON M6J2Z0, Canada

8. Sail-in Cinema, Sugar Beach

25 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5, Canada

Sugar Beach is Toronto's largest outdoor theatre event. It's by the water so bring a coat.

25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
ON M5A 0B5, Canada

9. St. Peter's Church

830 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3G1, Canada

In the Annex, free flicks across from Bathurst Subway Station. Rain or shine (indoor movies will be shown).

830 Bathurst Street, Toronto
ON M5R 3G1, Canada

10. Mel Lastman Square

5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5V, Canada

Friday nights in July for evening film screenings and festivals.

5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON M5V, Canada