- FREE outdoor movie series featuring classic screwball comedies -
- CN Tower kicks off each film with special lighting -
TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Toronto Entertainment District BIA,
together with TIFF, is pleased to announce the return of its popular
FREE outdoor movie series, TIFF in the Park.
This summer, 10 screwball comedy favourites including What's Up, Doc?, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story will be screened outside at David Pecaut Square (just west of Roy
Thomson Hall) every Wednesday, beginning June 27th until August 29th, 2012.
Moviegoers will witness special lighting presented by the CN Tower. In
recognition of these "golden nuggets of film," each night of the series
the Tower will shine a luminous gold starting at sunset. In addition to
its golden beacon providing a backdrop to the movie-watching
experience, the Tower's eight-minute daily light show continues at the
top of each hour.
"The Toronto Entertainment District is thrilled to once again present an
outdoor movie series that brings our community together, supports local
businesses and highlights the most visited downtown neighbourhood in
Canada," said Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Entertainment
District BIA. "We're very excited about our continuing partnership with
TIFF and we definitely appreciate their generous support in programming
a great line‐up of movies that appeal to every audience."
"We are hugely excited about this season's TIFF in the Park lineup. What
better way to spend summer nights than by taking in hilarious, classic
films set against the skyline of this beautiful city," said Shane
Smith, Director, Pubic Programmes, TIFF. "TIFF values being a part of
the Entertainment District and we are proud to be working with the BIA
to present this opportunity for Torontonians to enjoy all the community
has to offer."
TIFF in the Park is one of many summer initiatives presented by the
Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area featuring
attractions, accommodations, restaurants, nightlife and shopping in the
city's most diverse and exciting neighbourhood.
Take advantage of Special Offers to make it a night out for the entire
family at www.torontoed.com. This official Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
website also has a complete listing of all TIFF in the Park films.
TIFF in the Park Film Schedule
Every Wednesday - note starting times change with time of sunset
June 27, 9:15pm: Trouble in Paradise (83 minutes) A gentleman thief romances a rich Parisian widow— to the
distress of his smitten partner in crime — in this sparkling romantic
comedy from the great Ernst Lubitsch, starring Herbert Marshall, Kay
Francis, and Miriam Hopkins.
July 4, 9:15pm: My Man Godfrey (94 minutes) A carefree socialite hires a loquacious bum to be her
butler, but finds that he's far more than his shabby attire would lead
one to believe, starring Carole Lombard and William Powell.
July 11, 9:15pm: The Palm Beach Story (88 minutes) Copious wackiness ensues when a devoted young wife, played
by Claudette Colbert, heads to Palm Beach for a quickie divorce from
her impoverished husband and an almost as quick marriage to a rich man,
for the most natural of reasons: so that she can funnel her newfound
wealth back to her soon-to-be ex.
July 18, 9:15pm: Raising Arizona (94 minutes) Nicolas Cage gives one of his signature performances as an
affable ex-con who gets embroiled in a bizarre baby-napping scheme in
Joel and Ethan Coen's cracked comedy.
July 25. 9:15pm: His Girl Friday (92 minutes) A convincing newspaper editor will do anything to get his
ex-wife and star reporter back on the job In Howard Hawk's frantically
funny farce, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
August 1, 9:00pm: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (95 minutes) In this rare straight comedy outing from Alfred Hitchcock,
a happily married couple, Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard,
discover that their marriage certificate was invalid—but when they are
obliged to head to the altar again, they suddenly have doubts as to
whether they should ever have been together at all.
August 8, 9:00pm: The Philadelphia Story (112 minutes) On the eve of her wedding, a haughty socialite has her
carefully laid plans thrown off track by the arrival of her ex-husband
and a smitten reporter in this sophisticated, Academy Award-winning
comedy classic, starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James
August 15, 9:00pm: What's Up, Doc? (94 minutes) Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal mug their way through
some supremely silly situations in Peter Bogdanovich's 1970s salute to
the classic screwball comedies of yesteryear.
August 22, 8:30pm: The Lady Eve (94 minutes) When a beautiful con artist falls for, and is spurned by,
her latest target, she concocts a brilliantly simple scheme to get her
own back, played by Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
August 29, 8:30pm: It Happened One Night (105 minutes ) An out-of-work newspaper reporter hitches himself to an
heiress on the run to grab an exclusive story in Frank Capra's beloved,
multiple Academy Award-winning classic, starring Clark Gable and
About the Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
Established in 2008, the Toronto Entertainment District Business
Improvement Area's (BIA) mandate is to promote, improve and preserve
this dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental
and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District
is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself as a
thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working and
SOURCE Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
For further information:
Janice Solomon, Executive Director
Entertainment District BIA 416‐926‐1337 firstname.lastname@example.org