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Movie Nights on the Waterfront


 Movie Nights on the Waterfront

Movie Nights on the Waterfront are a series of free outdoor film screenings that take place at Marina Park. Movie Nights include the summer Family Series (August & September), a Special Halloween Screening in October and, new for 2017, a ThunderCon Movie Night, scheduled to coincide with the main ThunderCon event. 

Movies start after sunset, once it is dark (between 8 and 9 pm for the Family Series, around 7:30 pm for ThunderCon Movie Night and around 6:30 pm for the Halloween Screening). Bring warm clothing, a blanket and a lawn chair and enjoy the show on the big screen overlooking beautiful Lake Superior. Admission is FREE! Concessions will be available.

Come early to get the best seat and enjoy some popcorn with your film!  

Movie Nights on the Waterfront 2017 Lineup
Family Series  Friday, August 18 Finding Dory
Saturday, August 19  The Secret Life of Pets 
Friday, August 25  The Lego Batman Movie 
Saturday, August 26  Over the Hedge 
Friday, September 1  The Fate of the Furious 
ThunderCon Night  Friday, September 22  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
Culture Days Screening**  Friday, September 29  Sleeping Giant* (hosted by Youth Move
Special Halloween Screening  Friday, October 27  Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone

**The special Culture Days Screening will NOT be at Marina Park - it will be at Youth Move's Kinsmen Centre at 609 James St. N.**

*PLEASE NOTE: Sleeping Giant is a locally-made film that is intended for older youth and adult audiences (rated 14A) - the trailer can be viewed by clicking here.

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FILMMAKERS: Once a year the City puts out a call for short films to be screened before the feature film. View a listing of previous winners and their films, and visit Call to Artists to sign up for competition news by email.

SPONSORS: Make an impact in our community - consider sponsoring the region's most popular and well-attended special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for our events, please call Ash Young at 625-2487 or email

For more information on Movie Nights on the Waterfront, contact Community Services Reception at 625-2351.