Q: IS THIS EVENT TICKETED?
A: No. Capital Pop-Up Cinema events are free to attend, and do not require a ticket, and there are no barriers to entry.
We are sponsored by the small businesses and Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) within the community.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS FOR SALE?
A: Every event will include concessions for sale at the Capital Pop-Up Cinema tent.
Your outside food picnics are also welcome. Please ensure that no garbage is left behind.
Q: ARE ALL EVENTS ACCESSIBLE?
Q: WHAT TIME DOES THE FILM START?
A: Films always begin at sundown, which changes over the course of the summer. Check the individual event pages for the approximate film start time.
Capital Pop-Up Cinema welcomes you to come join us in the early evening to set up your blanket, enjoy a picnic or a meal from a local business, and stop by the Capital Pop-Up Cinema tent for some popcorn and treats!
Q: WILL THERE BE WASHROOMS
A: Washroom access is dependent on our location.
Beechwood Cemetery: Outhouse
ByWard Market: Washroom in ByWard Building
Parkdale Park: Public Washroom
Sparks Street: Local Restaurant Washrooms
Q: DO I BRING MY OWN SEATING?
A: Yes. Often we are on cement. All guests can bring their own blankets or folding chairs.
Capital Pop-Up Cinema also rents a limited amount of folding chairs for $5 at our concession tent.
Q: WILL THERE BE ONSITE HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS? DO I NEED A MASK TO ATTEND?
A: Some Capital Pop-Up Cinema events will be busier than others, but attendees can choose to sit on the perimeter of the seating area if they would like, and to define their personal space with their blanket.
Staff will be visible at all events to help guide audience members who would like to choose less dense seating areas.
As outdoor screenings, we trust that Capital Pop-Up Cinema events will continue to be a very pandemic-safe activity for audiences seeking low-risk cultural experiences.
Capital Pop-Up Cinema endeavours to foster a safe and comfortable environment for all guests and staff in attendance.
We ask all guests to be respectful of each other's personal space and comfort, though guests should understand that Capital Pop-Up Cinema cannot control audience behaviour in public spaces.
All Capital Pop-Up Cinema policies and safety protocols are subject to change, and will be updated in accordance with public health guidelines as they evolve. Capital Pop-Up Cinema will communicate any updates with the public should they develop.
Q: WILL THE EVENT PROCEED IF IT RAINS OR IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?
A: If the show can go on, it does! Capital Pop-Up Cinema very rarely cancels events before the early evening on an inclement weather day.
Screenings can continue in some rain and wind, so pack appropriate clothing for light rain or cool temperatures if you’ll be joining us.
If we must cancel, Capital Pop-Up Cinema will communicate the cancellation on our social media channels.
Please do not send inquiries about the forecast, we can’t answer them. Just cross your fingers and dress well!
Q: ARE DOGS ALLOWED AT THE EVENT?
A: Yes! Domestic pets are welcome to join for the evening.
Please make sure they’re well behaved and you pick up after them.
Q: IS THIS A DRIVE-IN SERIES?
A: No, this is not a drive-in! This is a good old fashioned Capital Pop-Up Cinema event, where you can come on foot, transit, or bike, and enjoy great films in the open air with your friends and neighbours.
Q: ARE THE FILMS FAMILY FRIENDLY?
A: Capital Pop-Up Cinema selects films for a general audience, appealing to our broad attendance. There is something for everyone, which you’ll see here!
Most attendees are adults, teens, and older children (given that screenings begin around 8PM), majority of our films have been selected specifically with families in mind.