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Lawnchair Luminata Movies – Press Release

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Downtown Barrie announces the summer outdoor movie line up in partnership with the Barrie Film Festival


For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Barrie, ON – Anticipation is building as we eagerly await the return of the Lawn Chair Luminata: Movie Night Series! Back by popular demand and in collaboration with the Barrie Film Festival, Meridian Place in Downtown Barrie is set to host this beloved event every Wednesday evening in July and August. With a lineup of 10 captivating movie showings, the excitement is palpable among the audience. Imagining the buzz of over 1000 movie buffs each week, it’s bound to be another unforgettable experience. And with a total attendance of 10,000 over the season, the anticipation only grows. We’re counting down the days to immerse ourselves in the magic of cinema once again in 2024! 

“We’re thrilled to bring this community event to downtown Barrie,” said Ali Oakes, Director of the Downtown Barrie BIA and owner of Oh Bee Hive. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for families and friends to come together, enjoy the beautiful summer evenings, and experience the charm of our vibrant downtown.”

The movie series kicks off on June 26 and continues every Wednesday until August 28. Movies will start at dusk, so bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and get ready to enjoy some of the best family-friendly films in an unforgettable setting.

Wed, June 26 (RD Jun 27) – Before the Sun (2023)

Wed, July 3 (RD Jul 4) – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 

Wed, July 10 (RD Jul 11) – Barbie (2023)

Wed, July 17 (RD Jul 18) – The Sister Act (1992) 

Wed, July 24 (RD Jul 25) – The Tragically Hip – Long Time Running (2017)

Wed, July 31 (RD Aug 1) Cars (2006) 

Wed, August 7 (RD Aug 8) – The Sandlot (1993) 

 Wed, August 14 (RD Aug 15) – Babe (1995) 

 Wed, August 21 (RD Aug 22) The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) 

 Wed, August 28 (RD Aug 29) – Wonka (2023) 

Event Details:

  • What: Outdoor Movie Series at Meridian Place
  • When: Every Wednesday, June 26 – August 28, starting at dusk
  • Where: Meridian Place, Downtown Barrie
  • Cost: Free admission

Event Highlights:

  • Family-Friendly Entertainment: Enjoy a diverse range of genres, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
  • Outdoor Living Room Experience: Meridian Place will be transformed with cozy seating areas, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  • Delicious Treats: Indulge in popcorn, froyo, and a variety of take-out treats from your favorite downtown restaurants.

Lawnchair Luminata Movies is proudly supported by 107.5 KOOL FM.

Media Contact: Downtown Barrie BIA [email protected]//705-734-1414//

About The Downtown Barrie Business Improvement Area (BIA): The BIA is committed to creating a vibrant and thriving downtown. By hosting events and promoting local businesses, the BIA enhances the downtown experience for residents and visitors alike.

About Barrie Film Festival (BFF): BFF is dedicated to sharing the best in cinema, from Canadian and International filmmakers, through film screenings, educational programming, and special events that enrich the cultural fabric of our community.