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Port Coquitlam to screen popular hits in outdoor movie nights for free

Port Coquitlam's Evergreen and Gates parks will host this year's Cinema Under The Stars — and two recent blockbusters headline the 2023 schedule.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (left) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 were two of the highest-grossing films released in 2023.

Get your blankets and snacks.

Free outdoor movie nights are coming back to Port Coquitlam, known as Cinema Under the Stars, and the it appears the city was able to secure a pair of recent blockbusters for the 2023 edition.

This year's line-up is as follows:

  • Jumanji: The Next Level
    • July 29 – 9:15 p.m. at Evergreen Park
    • Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Danny DeVito


  • Super Mario Bros. Movie
    •  Aug. 20 – 8:45 p.m. at Gates Park
    • Voiced by Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Seth Rogen


  • Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    • Aug. 26 – 8:45 p.m. at Evergreen Park 
    • Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel


The family-friendly screenings will be projected onto an enormous 40-foot tall silver screen on three separate occasions in two PoCo parks at dusk, according to a news release.  

Residents are encouraged to bring their own snacks, beverages, blankets and lawn chairs for any or all of the three shows.

There will also be family-friendly activities, games and entertainment prior to the start of each movie.

For more information, you can visit the City of Port Coquitlam's website.