FREE Movie Night in the Heart of Winnipeg

Whether it’s for date night or family movie night–getting the kids in their jammies and watching a flick under the stars, better butter the popcorn, and get your lawn chairs and picnic blankets ready – the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is once again transforming outdoor downtown spaces into the perfect places to sit back, relax, and enjoy 10 of your favourite movies throughout the month of August on the big, 40-foot screen, under the stars.

Movie fans took to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Facebook page earlier in the year to vote on themes, determining that blockbuster hits will be screened at Movies on Memorial, while the Downtown Drive-In will boast a sci-fi line-up.

Snacks from nearby food trucks and restaurants will be available at each screening.


Downtown Drive-In at the surface parking lot – Graham Ave. & Carlton St. (Saturday evenings)

August 1 – Back to the Future 2

August 8 – Wall-E

August 15 – Inception

August 22 – Guardians of the Galaxy

August 29 – Jurassic World

Movies start at sundown – about 9 p.m.

Free for people arriving on bikes, transit or foot, or $10 to reserve a space for your car!


Movies on Memorial at Memorial Park (Tuesday evenings)

In case of rain, the film will be screened on the following Wednesday

August 4 – Pitch Perfect 2

August 11 – Jaws

August 18 – Furious 7

August 25 – The Avengers

Movies start at sundown – about 9 p.m.


As part of the Chinatown Street Festival running August 29 and 30, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be presenting Rush Hour 3 on the big screen in the green space at the corner of King St. and Pacific Ave. Watch for more details on the Chinatown Street Festival to be announced soon.


“Movies on Memorial and the addition of the Downtown Drive-In screenings have been hugely popular,” says Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “It’s an opportunity to capitalize on an affordable, outdoor, summer evening activity, whether it’s family night or date night.”


The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the friendly and hardworking host that improves the perception of downtown by providing a welcoming environment, keeping things clean and safe, and advocating for continued and positive change. Since the first movie screening in 2012, more than 6,000 people have enjoyed catching a flick with friends under the stars in the heart of our city. For more information, visit:

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