Join us outdoors, under the stars, to enjoy three modified moonlight movies on the big screen to wrap up the summer! Grab your family or social circle, bring snacks and curl up on a cozy blanket in your physical distance circle.
Dates and Movie Titles:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - featuring: "Toy Story 4" (Rated: G)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - featuring: "Onward" (Rated: PG)
Monday, August 31, 2020 - featuring "Onward" (Rated: PG) *NEW*
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - featuring: "The Call of the Wild" (Rated: PG)
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - featuring: "The Call of the Wild" (Rated: PG) *NEW*
Online registration for the extra movie dates will open to all residents on Friday, August 28 at 8 a.m. Click here to register.
Movies will begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.)
Attendees are welcome to arrive between 7 to 8 p.m.
Dennis Park (525 Cane Parkway)
Free - as spots are limited, this program is only open to Newmarket residents at this time. Should this event be open to non-residents at a later date the Town will notify the public.
How to Participate:
- One person from your group of 5 or less is
REQUIRED to pre-register ahead of time at
- Arrive at the location between 7-8 p.m. (the movie will begin at approx. 8:15 p.m.)
- Show your confirmation letter at the check-in when you arrive for the movie
- All participants will abide by Public Health screening protocols and physical distancing measures
- Pick your physical distancing circle (marked on the ground), and enjoy your movie. You are welcome to bring snacks, lawn chairs or blankets.
- Pre-registration is required. Click here to register
- There are a limited number of spots available so be sure to register early.
- One person from each group attending the event must complete the registration during which you will be able to indicate the number of people in your group that will be attending the event (maximum of 5).
- You will receive a confirmation after you register that you can bring with you to the event.
- To be fair and ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, please only register for the number of spots you require. Closer to the movie, if you know you will be bringing less people in your group than you planned, please email email@example.com
- We will be monitoring waitlists and available spaces so be sure to add your name to the waitlist if the event is full.
- If you register for an event and do not show up or notify staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org your space for other Moonlight Movies 2020 is forfeit and you will be withdrawn from future dates.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - featuring: "Toy Story 4" (course code: 129808)
- Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - featuring: "Onward" (course code: 129809)
- Monday, August 31, 2020 - featuring: "Onward" (course code: 129997)
- Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - featuring: "The Call of the Wild" (course code: 129810)
- Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - featuring "The Call of the Wild" (course code: 129998)
Things to Bring
- Snacks and drinks (food and/or drinks will not be available for purchase on site)
- Lawn chair or blanket
Confirmation of your registration
Bug spray (optional)
Public health guidelines will be in place, including:
The Town of Newmarket will be providing 8' physical distancing circles in the grass (spread 12' apart) at the event for your social circle to sit in. The circles are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for registered attendees.
Attendees may be asked to exit the event in a staggered format to assist with physical distancing.
A port-a-pottie and hand wash station will be available on site for washroom emergencies. If using the port-a-potties, you must wash your hands at the hand wash station provided, when you are finished.
- Parking is available in the surrounding neighbourhood where parking signs permit and in the 2 lots along Cane Parkway.
Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the lot beside the park on Cane Parkway.
Additional parking is available at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). Follow the Tom Taylor Trail to get to Dennis Park (less than 0.3 km walk)
- This event will only take place outside. There is no indoor location in the case of inclement weather.
In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled. Please check this webpage or call our PLAY hotline (1-877-752-9936) 2 hours prior to the event for a cancellation update.
- In the case of event cancellation. the main contact will also receive an email notification of the cancellation. The contact is responsible for communicating that message to their group. Please ensure an up to date email address is saved to your family account in order to receive notifications.
Moonlight Movie signage provided by:
Photo & Video Release
Media and Town of Newmarket staff will be taking photos and video footage at Town of Newmarket Special Events. These images may be used, re-used and published in news stories, social media and on websites, in addition to distributed to our event partners.
For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation details of Town-run outdoor events call 1-877-PLAY936 on the date of the event, 2 hours prior to the start time. For more information please contact 905-895-5193 or
All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult (age 16 or older).
Photos from 2018: