(Via CNW) With free outdoor movie screenings springing up all over Canada, Ports Toronto is stepping up, for the fifth year in a row, to host the annual Sail-In Cinema floating movie festival being held August 20 to 22 at Sugar Beach. Each night at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.), a film will screen on one of North America’s largest screens, erected on a custom barge anchored in Toronto’s harbour. The event is free, but seating — at least on the shore — is limited, so it’s a good idea to get there early. Besides, the first 500 attendees on site each night will receive special seating and have the opportunity to win prizes from Sail-In Cinema partners. If you have your own boat and would rather watch from that, mooring is available, first come, first served.
And now for what everyone’s really interested in — what movies are playing? They’re all from the 80s:
- Ghostbusters on Thursday, August 20
- The Goonies on Friday, August 21
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on Saturday, August 22
If these need any introduction, you’re a lot younger than me, and you can see trailers for them at the Sail -In Cinema site. They were chosen by vote (5,465 votes, a record response). Sugar Beach is located at 25 Dockside Drive in Toronto.