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Arts After Hours: Movie Night (Star Wars, the Force Awakens)

Special Event

Date & Time:

Wednesday July 27, 6 p.m.

Location:

Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)

Types:

Art in the Gardens, Evenings, Family-Friendly, Get Social, Special Event

Length:

2+ Hours

Admission:

Ticketed Event

Event Description

Film: Star Wars: the Force Awakens

Join us for a night out as we bring the magic of the big screen outdoors in a setting unlike any other! Your ticket also includes complimentary popcorn and exclusive access to RBG’s Seeing The Invisible exhibit.

Seating is general admission, and first-come first-served. Chairs are not provided for this event.

Header image: Forget Me Not, Ori Gersht

  • Star Wars the Force Awakens poster featuring characters from the film posed across a black backdrop, and red and blue lightsabers
  • Emily standing infront of a floating white picture frame with vibrant colours flowing on the canvas
  • Outdoor Bar With Wine
  • Bloodroot sculpture at sunset
  • tablet displaying sigalit landau's artwork

Tickets

Ticket Type Price
Adult $20
Youth (age 13 to 18) $16
Child (age 12 and under)
Must be accompanied by an adult
$15
  • Prices subject to HST and Service Fees
  • Pre-registration is required for this ticketed event.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • After a purchase is complete, the tickets are the property of the ticket-holder, and RBG will be unable to accommodate any date or time changes.

Event Itinerary

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Arrival and experience Seeing the Invisible (don’t forget to get your spot for the movie!)
  • Movie will begin when lighting conditions allow
  • Movie finish to 11 p.m.: Explore at your leisure

Tickets also provide access to Laking Garden and Rock Garden for the evening (open until 8 p.m., a short drive down the street). Consider exploring these other garden areas before the show!

Star Wars the Force Awakens poster featuring characters from the film posed across a black backdrop, and red and blue lightsabersAbout the Film: Star Wars, the Force Awakens

Runtime: 2h 16m
Rating: PG-13
Released: 2015

As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

About Arts After Hours

Looking for more? Explore the world of art in Hendrie Park through a variety of unique evening experiences. Tours, music, movie nights and workshops… there’s something for everyone! Get an exclusive look at Seeing The Invisible, grab a bite to eat, and celebrate art in all its forms!

Pricing and timing varies by event. See individual event listings for details.

Arts After Hours Summer Schedule

6 to 11 p.m.; see individual event itineraries

Food & Drink

Available to purchase from the mobile food trailer! All prices subject to HST.

Handheld

  • Tennessee Fried Chicken Sandwich $12
    Sesame Seed Bun, Shredded Romaine, Sour Pickle, Tennessee Hot sauce & Ranch
    Add Cheese $1
  • Burger $11
    Sesame Seed Bun, Shredded Romaine, Red onion, Tomato & Mayo
    Add Cheese $1
  • Veggie Burger
    Sesame Seed Bun, Shredded Romaine, Red onion, Tomato & Mayo
    Add Cheese $1
  • Foot Long Hotdog $10
    Ketchup, Relish & Mustard
  • Veggie Dog $8
    Ketchup, Relish & Mustard
  • Kids Dog $6 (10 and Under)
    Ketchup, Relish & Mustard

Bites

  • Poutine $10
    Quebec Cheese Curds & Beef Gravy
  • Tempura Onion Rings $7
    Add Ranch $1
  • Fries
    Add Gravy $1
  • Cookies $3

Drinks

  • Flow Water Box $3.5
  • Assorted Pop $3
  • Coffee / Tea $3

Bar menu to come!

Emily standing infront of a floating white picture frame with vibrant colours flowing on the canvas

Seeing the Invisible

An Augmented Reality Art Exhibit

June 2 to August 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Seeing the Invisible features new works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ firsts works in AR.

Seeing the Invisible is generously supported by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

Event F.A.Q.

Arrival

Guests are welcome to arrive anytime beginning at 6 p.m. to experience the Seeing the Invisible exhibit before the movie starts at approx. 9 p.m. Please make your way to Mitchell’s Field within Hendrie Park to grab your spot on the lawn.

What's Included in my Ticket?

Your ticket includes admission to Hendrie Park and the Seeing the Invisible exhibit, complimentary popcorn and of course the movie! Tickets also provide access to Laking Garden and Rock Garden for the evening (open until 8 p.m., a short drive down the street). Consider exploring these other garden areas before the show!

Seating

Seating is general admission, and first-come first-served. Chairs are not provided for this event. Guests are asked to bring blankets, cushions, or pillows for turf seating. For those unable to sit for longer periods on the turf, lawn chairs are permitted and a section at the back of the turf is reserved for chairs only.

Weather

Seeing the Invisible is 100% outdoors, so come prepared for the weather.

In the event of severe weather RBG has made arrangements to host this event in an alternative indoor location or will postpone the event to a new date and time. Any changes will be communicated to ticket holders as soon as possible.

RBG reserves the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather. If the event is canceled participants will receive a full refund.

Tickets

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event. When purchasing tickets, please ensure you select the appropriate date, as switching your tickets after purchase will not be possible. Tickets are final sale.

Your ticket includes exclusive access to the Seeing The Invisible exhibit. Please refer to the FAQ’s at rbg.ca/seeing-the-invisible for more information about accessing this exhibit.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. The confirmation receipt is not a ticket. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Masks

Effective May 5, visitors are no longer required to wear masks at Royal Botanical Gardens. Employees and volunteers will continue to wear a mask.

What do I do if I feel ill?

As part of our commitment and shared responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we ask that guests perform a self assessment to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19 prior to your visit. Should you feel ill please stay home and contact your health care provider. Your tickets can be transferred to other family members or friends (no transfer fee required).

Directions and parking

This event is held at Hendrie Park, located at 680 Plains Road W., Burlington ON. Parking is included in the ticket price, and available in the designated lot across the street at RBG Centre. Please enter through the main doors of RBG Centre where a tunnel is available under Plains Road to Hendrie Park.

Hendrie Park is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See Directions & Parking for more details.

Accessibility

RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. The Movie Night screening is located in Mitchell’s Field in Hendrie Park, and is accessible by paved pathways with a ~350m walk from the Hendrie Park Tunnel. Mitchell’s Field is a large, open lawn area with a natural slope.

For convenience RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan at the RBG Centre and Rock Garden Visitor Centre kiosks. Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended guests bring their own wheelchairs.

Chairs are not provided for this event. Guests are asked to bring blankets, cushions, or pillows for turf seating. For those unable to sit for longer periods on the turf, lawn chairs are permitted and a section at the back of the turf is reserved for chairs only.

If you have any questions about accessibility for this event, please contact us at 905-527-1158.

Washrooms

Washrooms are available just outside the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, and in RBG Centre on the lowest floor of the Atrium (at the base of the stairs, before you go through the tunnel into Hendrie Park.

Pets & Service Animals

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.

COVID-19 rights and responsibilities

Royal Botanical Gardens understands and respects the rights of all staff, volunteers, and event attendees to be protected from infectious diseases. Royal Botanical Gardens follows the public health and workplace safety measures and regulations as indicated by local public health units, local municipalities, and the Province of Ontario.

As such, event attendees are mandatorily required to adhere to the processes and policies that are put in place to mitigate effects of infectious diseases. Such processes and policies include, but are not limited to: face coverings, daily medical screening, and social distancing. It is the right of Royal Botanical Gardens to restrict the access to or remove from its events and properties any individual who does not adhere to such processes and policies.

By agreeing you understand the above statement and agree to its contents for yourself and those individuals attending the event with you.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets purchased to special exhibitions are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the exhibition.

COVID 19 Rights and Responsibilities: Royal Botanical Gardens understands and respects the rights of all staff, volunteers, and event attendees to be protected from infectious diseases. Royal Botanical Gardens follows the public health and workplace safety measures and regulations as indicated by local public health units, local municipalities, and the Province of Ontario. As such, guests are mandatorily required to adhere to the processes and policies that are put in place to mitigate effects of infectious diseases. Such processes and policies include, but are not limited to: face coverings, daily medical screening, and social distancing. It is the right of Royal Botanical Gardens to restrict the access to or remove from its events and properties any individual who does not adhere to such processes and policies. By agreeing you understand the above statement and agree to its contents for yourself and those individuals attending the exhibition with you.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this tour may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this tour on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.