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I’ve got some good news and some bad news when it comes to outdoor and drive-in movies in Calgary this summer.

First the good news: there will be outdoor movies this summer in Calgary.

The bad news? Finding them will be a little tougher.

One of the city’s biggest drive-in movie traditions, at Deerfoot Mall, has been sidetracked for a season. For the past few years, Deerfoot Mall has packed their parking lot on Wednesday evenings for Calgary drive-in movies. However, with renovations ramping up as the property transforms into Deerfoot City, the tradition has been put on hold:

So if you want to catch a flick from the backseat, you’ll have to wait until next year. Same goes for Scenic Acres, they’ve had them in the past but not this year.

But .. there are still other chances to catch outdoor movies in Calgary – just not from your car.


Community Associations are going be your best bet to find an outdoor movie in the park. Here’s a list of communities who have held outdoor movies in the past.

This list will be updated as information becomes available (know of a showing? let me know). So keep checking back.

Glenmore Community Association – Lawnchair Theatre – July 7

Bowness ParkZootopia – Movie in the Park – July 23

Open Road Cinema TourKung Fu Panda 3 at Stampede Park – July 27, 9:45p

Kensington Village – Saturdays in August at 9p in the parking lot at 1210 Kensington Rd NW. The Breakfast Club (Aug 6), Dirty Dancing (Aug 13), Princess Bride (Aug 20), Ghostbusters (Aug 27), will be shown along with 2 CIFF films TBA.

Free Movies On The Rise at St Patrick’s Island every Thursday in August. The Goonies (Aug 4), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Aug 10) , Mrs. Doubtfire (Aug 18), and Top Gun (Aug 25).

Movies On The Roof of the Marriott On August 10, see Godzilla vs. Destroyah, August 24’s film is Big Man Japan. Both are free.

Parkland Community Association and Sylvan Lake have had events in the past, so follow the links and watch for listings for this summer.

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