The 19th annual FIN Outdoor summer movie series is excited to be presenting four iconic Jim Henson Studios films at the historic Halifax Public Gardens; June 29, July 6, July 13 and July 20. Although a theme as beloved amongst both children and adults as SUMMER OF HENSON needs no other justification, it is 60 years ago this year that Jim and Jane Henson founded Muppets, Inc.


In addition to the screenings at the Halifax Public Gardens, FIN Outdoor is thrilled to be taking outdoor summer movies on the road for the first time in its history, beginning with Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. For one late summer weekend, FIN Outdoor will put up its 30-foot inflatable screen showing movies on both Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. The program will feature Atlantic Canadian award-winner and local favourite, MAUDIE, followed by a taste of the “Summer of Henson” with the original, THE MUPPET MOVIE.


We are happy to welcome Feed Nova Scotia back to the Halifax Public Gardens for FIN Outdoor, they will be accepting donations prior to the screening. 










The full list of 2018 FIN Outdoor screenings include:



1979 | 95min (Rated G)


Friday, June 29, 9 PM

Where: Halifax Public Gardens


Saturday, August 11, 8:45 PM

Where: Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Lower West Pubnico






1982 | 93min (Rated PG)


Friday, July 6, 9 PM

Where: Halifax Public Gardens






2011 | 103min (Rated PG)


Friday, July 13, 9 PM

Where: Halifax Public Gardens






1986 | 101min (Rated PG)


Friday, July 20, 9 PM

Where: Halifax Public Gardens






2016 | 116min (Rated PG)


Friday, August 10, 8:45 PM

Where: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library, Town of Yarmouth







All films start at dusk and gates will open 30 minutes prior to each screening.







Those attending FIN Outdoor are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for comfort.


Concessions will be available on site.


Please check for weather updates and cancellations by tuning into Virgin Radio 101.3 and by visiting us here or on our social media channels. There are no rain dates.


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Facebook: #FINOutdoor, #SummerofHenson

Twitter: @thefilmfest #FINOutdoor, #SummerofHenson

Instagram: @finfilmfest #FINOutdoor, #SummerofHenson

SnapChat: @finfestival 




FIN Outdoor is pleased to offer FREE screenings, thanks to the support of the following partners and suppliers: GO! Store, Wilsons, Esso, Bell Media, CTV, StarMetro Halifax, Halifax Public Gardens, Virgin Radio 101.3, Current Studios, Discount Car and Truck Rentals, Dimensions Entertainment, The Workshop Creative Studios, Phillips Public Relations Ltd., Chris Geworsky Photography, Bay Ferries, Town of Yarmouth, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and the Province of Nova Scotia (Dept of NSCCH).




FIN Outdoor is that little bit of the Film Festival that no one can resist. It’s outdoors. It’s movies. It’s an unforgettable experience! For nearly 20 years, on weekend nights from the end of June to August, FIN has delivered epic outdoor film experiences throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality – a larger-than-life inflatable screen showing classic movies under the open sky.












The 18th annual Outdoor Film Experience was thrilled to present at the beautiful historic Public Gardens this past summer in 2017. Along with our nation’s sesquicentennial anniversary, it was also the 150th birthday of the Public Gardens, and what better way to celebrate than with Canadian Comedy, Eh? We also had a Tall Ships-themed screening on the Halifax Waterfront’s Tall Ships Quay, and two screenings at the Pondside Amphitheatre at Dartmouth Crossing. We would like to thank our partners: Halifax Seaport, Waterfront Developments, The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing, Virgin Radio, Spring Garden Area Business Association and Feed Nova Scotia.



The Outdoor Film Experience photo galleries are available here (scroll down for OFE Galleries).




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