OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING FESTIVAL DROPS ANCHOR AT SUGAR BEACH
Story by Kate Fane
Photograph provided by Sail-In-Cinema
Toronto’s been killing it on the free movie front this summer, with outdoor screenings being held across the city. Whether it’s at Christie Pitts or Yonge and Dundas, with Dazed and Confused or The Philadelphia Story, there’s been something for everyone, and all without having to shell out seven bucks for popcorn.
Come this Thursday, yet another free movie series will begin, albeit with a bit of a twist. Held at Sugar Beach, the Sail-in-Cinema festival is certainly the most unique the lot, with its doubled-sided, 60-foot screen floating alongside a barge in Lake Ontario. The screenings began last year to mark the Toronto Port Authority’s centennial, but with attendance of 2,000 people (plus 75 boats), the festival will now be a yearly fixture.
It’s a free show, but tickets are still required, and all of course all seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also, it may be called Sugar Beach, but there’s no sand where you’ll be sitting. Be sure to bring a picnic chair along with snacks and whatever you’re discreetly carrying in your thermos.
This summer’s films are all fan-selected, and include the nautical-themed classics The Poseidon Adventure, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Hook. Bangarang!
Sail-In-Cinema runs Aug. 16-18 at dusk on Sugar Beach, 25 Dockside Dr. For ticket information, visit sailincinema.com.