Train your dragon at Nelson Park July 9

How to train your Dragon 2 will be the first summer free movie at Nelson Park close to Appleby Line on July 9.

The City of Burlington is inviting everyone to free movies under the stars, presented by Tim Hortons, every Thursday night until August 20.

“Our neighbourhood parks are one of many things that makes Burlington great,” said Chris Glenn, the city’s director of parks and recreation. “Movies Under the Stars offers families and neighbours the chance to connect close to home while enjoying a free movie in their local park.”

The movies, which were selected by residents this spring via online polls, are shown on 25 by 14 foot (7.62 by 4.27 metre) outdoor viewing screen and begin at 9 p.m. on each on the following dates:

Thursday, July 9 at Nelson Park: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Thursday, July 16 at Aldershot Park: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Thursday, July 23 at Civic Square: Paddington Bear

Thursday, July 30 at Emerson Park: Big Hero 6

Thursday, August 6 at Kilbride Park: Finding Nemo

Thursday, August 13 at Mohawk Park: Maleficent

Thursday, August 20 at Spencer Smith Park: Home

Rain Date: Thursday, August 27 at Burloak Park. If one of the movie titles above is rained out, that movie will be shown on this date, in this park, instead.

If you’re going, bring a lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy a night of family-friendly fun. Washrooms and limited parking are available at each park.

For site maps, movie previews and weather delay or cancellation information, visit, follow @BurlEvents on twitter or call the festivals and events hotline at 905-335-7766.

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