The Governor General is inviting Canadians to bring their blankets to the Rideau Hall lawn and watch homegrown movies under the stars this summer.

In a video that shows him munching on a bag of popcorn, David Johnston announced Monday that the first “Rideau Hall Movie Nights” will begin in Ottawa in mid-August.

“On alternate nights we will screen English and French Canadian films under the stars,” Johnston said in the video.

Johnston also tweeted about Rideau Hall Movie Nights, saying it will give Canadians “a taste of our homegrown talent” and that it will be a “memorable evening among friends.”

Specific dates and the film lineup will be announced in the upcoming months.

Bell Media, which owns CTV News, is one of the Canadian film and media partners involved in the event.

Sign up for updates on Rideau Hall Movie Nights online or tweet a Canadian movie you’d like to see this summer using the Twitter hashtag #GGMovie.