City Announces Event Featuring Free Outdoor Movies

City Announces Re-Imagined Event Featuring Free Outdoor Movies
Posted on 08/24/2020

The City of Charlottetown is excited to announce the return of outdoor movie screenings to the capital city in 2020. Presented by the City in partnership with the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Cinema Under the Stars will feature six nights of free, family-friendly movies, serving as a re-imagination of the Victoria Park Sunset Series, a popular late-summer event traditionally held over Labour Day weekend.

Movie screenings will run on the evenings of Monday, August 31 to Saturday, September 5 and will be shown on a large LED screen at the Confederation Centre of the Arts outdoor amphitheater.

“As focus begins to shift from summer activities to back-to-school, Cinema Under the Stars provides the perfect opportunity to spend an evening together with family and friends in the Birthplace of Confederation,” said Mayor Philip Brown. “I encourage as many residents as possible to get out and safely enjoy this fantastic free programming in our beautiful city.”

The schedule of screenings is as follows:

  • Monday, August 31 – 6:45 p.m. Toy Story 4 (G); 9:15 p.m. The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG)
  • Tuesday, September 1 – 6:45 p.m. Frozen II (PG)
  • Wednesday, September 2 - 6:45 p.m. Toy Story 4 (G); 9:15 p.m. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)
  • Thursday, September 3 – 8:00 p.m. Ford v Ferrari (PG-13)
  • Friday, September 4 – 8:00 p.m. Isn’t It Romantic (PG-13)
  • Saturday, September 5 – 6:45 p.m. Frozen II (PG)

“Careful re-imagination of popular events in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions is becoming increasingly important in a year where so many events have been unable to proceed, “ said Councillor Kevin Ramsay, chair of the City’s Economic Development, Tourism, and Event Management Committee. “I want to thank our Tourism and Event Management team along with the Confederation Centre of the Arts for their creative thinking so that we are still able to offer a late summer event for residents to enjoy.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, capacity is limited for each movie screening and a free ticket is required to attend. Tickets can be reserved online or in person at the Confederation Centre of the Arts Box Office beginning today at Noon; a maximum of four tickets per person will be available. Tickets are required for each individual movie. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and once seated, must stay within their designated area. A hand sanitizing station and access to washrooms will be available, along with a list of guidelines that event attendees must follow to ensure safety and physical distancing protocols.

Given the free nature of the event and limited attendee capacities, tickets that are unable to be utilized should be returned to the Confederation Centre Box Office in a timely manner so they may be redistributed to another interested party.

For more information or to reserve a ticket, click Cinema Under the Stars under Events and Initiatives.