Free Summer Family Movies 2016

It's cool to watch your favourite flicks outdoors especially when they're free.

Not only is watching movies under the stars a wonderful way for the family to bond but it's a great way to spend time away from iPads and iPhones. How cool is it to watch your favourite flicks outdoors?

Below is a list of parks in Toronto and the GTA that show outdoor movies all summer long. So BYOC - Bring Your Own Chairs, munchies, blankets, and savour the magic of the movies.

Here's the list for 2016!

Movie Nights at Celebration Square, Mississauga
May 26 to September 1, 2016
See a Free Movie at Mississauga Celebration Square during Summer Movies Nights. There's nothing better than the exciting lineup of free summer movies at Mississauga Celebration Square. Plan your visit, because movies are here, and they're starting now. You bring the blankets!
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Free Flicks at Harbourfront
June 22 to August 31, 2016
Harbourfront Centre announces its 14th edition of Free Flicks, presented by Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Against the backdrop of Toronto’s beautiful waterfront, every Wednesday night from June 22 – August 31, a new plot unfolds in the eclectic selection of movie offerings. How the series ends is up to our viewers. Between June 22 and August 24, film fans can vote for one of three Oscar winners as their Audience Choice film to be screened on August 31.
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Movies in the Park Whitby
June 24 to August 12, 2016
Relax in your lawn chair, snuggle up in a blanket, and enjoy the great outdoors while watching movies on a large, outdoor screen. Whitby's Movies in the Park take place at various parks throughout the summer. Movies are located at 4 Whitby park locations.
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Free Movies on Main in Unionville
June 29  to August 24, 2016
Join us every other Wednesday from June 29 - August 24 for FREE outdoor movies behind the bandstand. So bring your blanket & chairs and get ready for a family fun movie underneath the stars!
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The Beach Village Movie Nights
July 6 to August 31, 2016
You voted on your favourite movies, now come out and enjoy them with your friends and family! (Screenings will rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park). Experience these movies under the stars in our beautiful parks. FREE ADMISSION!  
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The City of Burlington’s Movies Under The Stars
July 7 to August 18, 2016
Movies Under The Stars provides free movie at various park locations in Burlington. Movies start at 9:00 pm. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Come early to reserve a spot!
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Free Movies as part of Cultura Festival
July 8 to July 29, 2016
This Multicultural festival featuring family friendly music, buskers, international foods, kids' activities and more, takes place over 4 Fridays at Mel Lastman Square. Admission is free and each Friday features a new movie! 
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Family Movie Night under the Stars at Earles Bales Park
July 14 to August 25, 2016
Bring the family to watch an outdoor screenings at Earl Bales Park! Rain or shine. Movies will start promptly at 9:00pm. 
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Movies in St. James Park
July 28, 2016
Movies in St. James Park is back this summer! There is one family-friendly screening on July 28: Inside Out.
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Moonlight Movies in Richmond Hill
August 10 to August 31, 2016
Enjoy a warm summer evening out with this unique outdoor cinema experience. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie under the stars! Movies begin at dusk and are projected on a giant, inflatable movie screen.
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Toronto Port Authority Presents Sail-In Cinema
August 18 to August 20, 2016
For the sixth year in a row PortsToronto will bring Sail-In Cinema – the world’s first two-sided floating movie experience of its size – back to Toronto’s Waterfront from August 18 - 20! Whether viewing from land or water, the 2016 festival promises a truly unique cinematic experience.
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Moonlight Movies Newmarket
August 22 to September 1, 2016
Wrap up the summer by enjoying a movie under the stars. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch a film on a huge inflatable screen.
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Movie in the Forest Oakville
August 26, 2016
Movie In The Forest 2016 is a FREE event supporting the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank. Join us Friday, August 26th. 9pm start time. Forster Park, Oakville. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for an evening with friends and family under the canopy of Forster Park.
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TIFF in your Park - Free Summer Movies
TIFF will not be hosting Free Summer Movies in 2016.

Movies In The Park (Riverdale Park)
Movies In The Park has been having difficulty getting funding. Last season was cancelled. Check their website for updates to see if Movies in the Park will take place in 2016.

Have fun out there!

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