Centretown Movies screenings take place in Dundonald Park, 512 Somerset St. W. between Bay and Lyon. Our theatre floor is a grass field, regulars usually bring something more comfortable to sit on. The park is wheelchair accessible, it has a great playground for children and lots of room for all your friends.

Taking The Bus

Our theatre is well served by Ottawa’s public transit system. Bus route 11 (Rideau Centre/Bayshore) stops at Dundonald Park every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday evenings. Routes serving Bank Street, Bronson and Gladstone Avenue and The Transitway are also within walking distance. Visit OC Transpo for system maps and scheduling information. Visitors from Quebec can also bus it to the movies on STO routes that serve Wellington Street.

Riding Your Bike

Cycling is great way to get to Centretown Movies. There are no bike racks in the park but there are many street signs around that work just as well. Remember to bring a light for your bike as it will be quite dark by the time the film is over.

Driving Your Car

Metered street parking is available along Maclaren, Bay and many of the other streets close to Dundonald Park. Finding an unused parking spot in Centretown (especially on a Friday or Saturday evening) can be a challenge, you may want to leave a couple minutes early.

What to Bring

Our theatre is located on a soft, grassy field with no chairs. We encourage everyone to bring something comfortable to sit on. Suggestions include lawn chairs, camping chairs, blankets, foam mats, etc.

Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your parents and your children. Bring your pets if you have some, borrow one if you don’t!

Admission to all of Centretown Movies screenings is pay-what-you-can. Proceeds from Saturday night screenings benefit Centretown Movies, Friday night screenings benefit the community organization that hosts the event.

What to Leave Behind

Consumption of alcohol and smoking are not permitted in City of Ottawa parks and will not be tolerated during Centretown Movies events.

Join the Conversation


  1. What do you think is the best baby carrier then?
    After all this research We’re still divided between a backpack
    carrier and a baby sling, I would like an item
    that is not going to induce a lot of agony when carrying him
    for a few hours.

  2. why don’t you move to a location like Greenboro park, lots of parking, big area for the screen and sitting and it has WASHROOMS!!!!!

    1. Greenboro park hardly seems like it’s in Centretown, now does it? There are also washrooms nearby in the Tim Hortons across the street.

  3. Hello.
    I haven’t had a chance to enjoy the outdoor movies yet.
    But I do have a suggestion.
    I was in the park on Saturday morning July 30 the night after a movie.
    It was a beautiful day. ..but somewhat spoiled by the overflowing garbage cans at every spot in the park.
    Perhaps it could be arranged with the City to do an early morning garbage pick up the mornings after?

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