Outdoor cinema returns to North Vancouver waterfront this summer

Why squander summer evenings indoors watching a movie when you can enjoy fine cinema while curling up under the stars on a balmy evening instead?

The Polygon’s annual outdoor movie theatre is returning for its third year, bringing crowd-pleasing movies to Cates Deck every Thursday from June 27 until late September.

Less family friendly and more film buff, Deckchair Cinema will showcase iconic movies that are unlikely to be seen at other outdoor cinemas around town. Think cult classics that signify impressive film prowess when mentioned at dinner parties.

Things kick off this season with an ode to locally shot cinema, with punk rock film Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains. Over the course of the following weeks movie-goers can expect The Talking Heads’ legendary concert film Stop Making Sense, Walter Hill’s cult classic The Warriors, and – coinciding with its soon to be released animated follow up – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Coinciding with Pride Week on Aug. 1, Deckchair Cinema will showcase the Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn hit, Robert Zemeckis dark comedy Death Becomes Her.

More than just a film screening, the gallery plans to treat audiences to a full al fresco evening with music and entertainment leading up curtain time. Food stands, opening from 7 p.m., will serve up cinema-worthy snacks and fine beverages from North Shore breweries.

Admission to each film is by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group, and includes access to The Polygon’s summer exhibition Anti-Icon: Apokalypsis, a series by acclaimed photographer Martine Gutierrez.

Deckchair Cinema 2024 Schedule

June 27 – Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains, film starts at 9:30 p.m.
July 4 – The Harder They Come, film starts 9:15 p.m. (Reggae Night)
July 11 – Stop Making Sense, film starts at 9:15 p.m. (Anti-Icon: Apokalypsis Opening Night)
July 28 – Night Raiders, film starts at 9:00 p.m.
July 25 – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, film starts at 9:00 p.m.
Aug. 1 – Death Becomes Her, film starts at 8:45 p.m. (Celebrating North Shore Pride Week)
Aug. 8 – Close-Up, film starts at 8:45 p.m.
Aug. 15 – Supercop, film starts at 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 22 – Phantom of the Paradise, film starts at 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 29 – The Warriors, film starts at 8:30 p.m.

Original article from nsnews.com