Pull out those picnic blankets and thermoses, outdoor screening season is here! In the next couple of weeks, a slew of Toronto parks and public spaces will turn in to makeshift movie theatres just after sundown.
In addition to providing film buffs with an excuse to enjoy the summer weather, the outdoor screening lineup this year is as great for movie-watching as it is for people-watching. Retro, action, animated, and even art house, you’ll find it somewhere in Toronto, and probably for free.
Yonge-Dundas Square’s Safecracker Cinema Series
The megahub presents a summer of slicksters and tricksters. Frank Sinatra, George Clooney, Steve McQueen and Clive Owen, to name just a few. A great set of heist films are on through July and August, including a few back-to-back screenings of classics along with remakes of the same film. Action! Suspense! Free!
Wednesday, June 30, Grand Slam (1967) at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, July 6, The Hot Rock (1972) at 8:30 pm
Thursday, July 15, A Fish Called Wanda (1988) at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, July 20, Out of Sight (1998) at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, July 27, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) at 6:00 pm, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) at 9:00 pm
Tuesday, August 3, Ocean’s Eleven (1960) at 6:00 pm, Ocean’s Eleven (2001) at 9:00 pm
Tuesday, August 10, Catch Me If You Can (2002) at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 17, Inside Man (2006) at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 24, The Bank Job (2008) at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 31, The Italian Job (1969) at 6:00 pm, The Italian Job (2003) at 9:00 pm
Entertainment District Summer Movie Nights with TIFF
TIFF cozies up with its soon-to-be neighbours this season, teaming up with the Entertainment District’s BIA to bring free outdoor movie nights to the hood. The folks at the CN Tower are on also board with the promise of a “golden light show” at the beginning of each film. Curious? Check it out Wednesday nights (or on Thursdays if rainy) in Metro Square, near King & John, just west of Roy Thomson Hall.
Wednesday, June 30, Breakfast With Scot at 9:00 pm (Pride Week Event)
Wednesday, July 7, To Kill A Mockingbird at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, July 21, Canadian Shorts Showcase at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, July 28, TKARONTO at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 4, NFB Spotlight at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 11, Cairo Time at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 18, Silent Shorts at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 25, Dragon Hunters at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 1, Casablanca at 9:00 pm