City announces outdoor movie series to reunite neighbours
The free movies will be held on five weekends in August and September
The City of London is launching a series of outdoor movie nights this summer to encourage people to get together again after a long absence of socialization due to the pandemic.
Called "Through the Decades," the free movie events will feature family-favourite movies from the 1980s to the 2020s.
"We are so excited to bring outdoor movie nights back for Londoners to reconnect with old friends and neighbours," says Karen Oldham, manager of neighbourhood development and support.
"Through the Decades will be a celebration of cinema and community under the stars. Whether it's a classic or a more recent favourite, the series will have something for everyone," she said.
The move nights will take place from August 13 to September 17. Each will start at dusk at five separate locations, listed below.
Londoners interested in attending will have to register online for a spot, because each event will have a limit of 300 people.
COVID-19 restrictions will be in place. Masks for face coverings will be required when guests at not seated.
People are encouraged to bring snacks, drinks, chairs and blankets to complete the experience.
In the event of rain, the move night will be cancelled and those who have registered will receive an email informing them of the cancellation. The city will also post the cancellation on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts
To register for a movie, visit London.ca/outdoormovie.
Through the Decades Outdoor Movie Nights Schedule
The Princess Bride (1987) – Friday, August 13
Location: Storybook Gardens, 1958 Storybook Lane
The Sandlot (1993) - Saturday, August 21
Location: Labatt Park, 25 Wilson Avenue
Shrek (2001) – Friday, August 27
Location: Southeast Optimist Park, 237 Deveron Crescent
Coco (2017) – Saturday, September 11
Location: University Heights Park, 290 Trott Drive
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Friday, September 17
Location: Ed Blake Park, 449 Barker Street