Media Alert - Sail-In Cinema™ August 16 Screening of E.T. - the Extraterrestrial Cancelled Due to Rain and Risk of Lightning

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Due to the rain, wind and a forecast of lightning in the Toronto area this evening, and for the safety of guests and crew members, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has cancelled the August 16 screening of E.T. - the Extraterrestrial.

Despite the chilly weather, more than 3,500 people and 40 boats braved the cold to enjoy the TPA's 4th annual Sail-In Cinema festival over the past two days. This year's "Creature Craze" themed movie lineup, chosen by the 4,900 public votes, included:

  • Thursday, August 14: Jaws
  • Friday, August 15: Jurassic Park
  • Saturday, August 16: E.T. - the Extraterrestrial - CANCELLED

Sail-In Cinema offers Torontonians the unique chance to enjoy classic feature films beneath the stars along Toronto's waterfront. Viewable by land or boat, the movies are projected onto a floating, two-sided, 700-pound, four-story screen placed atop a barge anchored in Toronto's Harbour. More information about the event can be found at www.sailincinema.com

About the Toronto Port Authority (www.torontoport.com)
For more than 100 years the Toronto Port Authority has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Port Authority owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomes more than two million passengers each year, the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas, and Terminals 51 and 52, which provide transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. The Toronto Port Authority is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $5.6 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. TPA operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and Letters Patent and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.

SOURCE Toronto Port Authority

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Media Contact: 
Erin Mikaluk
Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Toronto Port Authority
Tel: (416) 863-2065
Cell: (647) 298-0544
E-mail: emikaluk@torontoport.com