Canada’s floating movie experience, Sail-In Cinema™ is back at the water’s edge with a line up of 1980s favourites chosen by the public; the theme for this year’s movies is ‘Heroes of the Silver Screen.’ From August 15 to 17, Toronto’s Sugar Beach will be transformed into the city’s largest outdoor theatre where the audience watch movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.
This year’s movie line-up includes: “Ghostbusters” on Thursday August 15, “The Princess Bride” on Friday August 16, and “Back to the Future” on Saturday August 17.
“We’re excited about this year’s film choices,” said Toronto Port Authority (TPA) President and CEO, Geoffrey Wilson. “Sail-In Cinema is a unique event and is one way that TPA is helping Toronto rediscover and celebrate its vibrant harbour. These films are sure to draw Torontonians to the waterfront, and boaters to the water, to enjoy a summer evening under the stars watching three of the most entertaining movies from the 80s,” he continued.
Torontonians can enjoy the films from land or boat on each of the three nights. The two-sided 700-pound screen is 40 x 20 feet and will sit on a custom-made barge in Lake Ontario that is 60 x 90 feet in size.
Other movies on the shortlist included “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, which was a few votes shy of third place, “Top Gun”, “Superman”, and “Goldfinger”. Members of the public were invited to vote for the three movies that will be shown at this year’s festival through TPA’s Facebook page and the Sail-In Cinema™ website.
Free landside tickets for the third annual Sail-In Cinema™ are now available on a first-come first-served basis at sailincinema.com. While tickets are free, there is limited seating on the landside, and entry is subject to availability of space. Movies will start after sundown (approximately 8:45pm) and doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The first 500 ticket holders on site each night will receive special seating and attendees will have a chance to win several prizes from Sail-In Cinema™ partners. Sail-In Cinema™ is the only major movie festival in Toronto where boaters can sail-in, drop anchor and watch movies in Lake Ontario. Boat mooring will be available on a first come first served basis.
TPA is presenting Sail-In Cinema™ 2013 with the support of Toyota Canada Inc., Porter Airlines, North American Logistics Services Inc., The Waterfront BIA, Popchips, Keurig® and media partners The Toronto Star, Metro, CP24 and 99.9 Virgin Radio.
TPA’s Sail-In Cinema™ is the world’s first two-sided floating movie experience. Boaters will be able to tune in on their radios to hear movie audio. Toronto Port Authority launched the inaugural Sail-In Cinema in 2011 as part of its centennial celebrations. Sail-In Cinema™ saw more than 2,000 moviegoers and 70 boats attend the unique movie experience in 2012.