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TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The countdown is on. With only two days to go until its much-anticipated, free Sail-In Cinema™ movie festival, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is pleased to announce a number of new and returning festival features designed to entertain movie-goers at this year's event.
Sail-In Cinema will be held from August 14 to 16 at Sugar Beach (25 Dockside Drive) and will offer Torontonians the unique chance to enjoy classic feature films beneath the stars along Toronto's waterfront. Viewable by land or boat, the movies will be projected onto a floating, two-sided, 700-pound, four-story screen placed atop a barge anchored in Toronto's Harbour.
"Sail-in Cinema is an event designed to give back to the community and draw Torontonians to the waterfront in a celebration of film, family and fun," said Deborah Wilson, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Toronto Port Authority. "Entering our festival's fourth year, with the help of our incredible sponsors, we really wanted to make Sail-In Cinema an all-evening affair, with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. and non-stop activities, free samples, food and entertainment offered prior to the start of each night's feature film. From a navy marching band to free treats and swag to a spectacular Toronto Fire Boat water display, the waterfront at Sugar Beach will truly come alive and is something not to be missed."
Each night, the first 500 ticketholders on site will receive special bum-box seating. Guests can enter to win exciting prizes from partners, including airline tickets to anywhere Porter Airlines flies. Keurig®, a fan favourite from last year's film festival, will provide complimentary full-sized cold and hot coffee beverages, while Fruttare will help festival attendees beat the summer heat with free iced treats. The HMSC Royal Canadian Navy Band, Waterfront BIA Singing Ambassadors and Toronto Fire Boat will also perform.
This year's "Creature Craze" themed movie lineup will include Jaws (August 14), Jurassic Park (August 15) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (August 16), all chosen by the public with a record-breaking 4,900 votes. A limited number of free tickets are still available at www.sailincinema.com. While tickets are free, seating is limited on the landside and entry is subject to the availability of space. Movies will start after sundown (approximately 8:45 p.m.) and gates will open at 6:00 p.m. Boat mooring will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
New and returning sponsors of the Toronto Port Authority's 2014 Sail-In Cinema include: Keurig®, Porter Airlines, Uber, North American Logistics Services Inc., The Waterfront BIA, Fruttare, and media partners 102.1 The Edge and Metro.
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
For further information: Media Contact: Erin Mikaluk, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Toronto Port Authority, Tel: (416) 863-2065, Cell: (647) 298-0544, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org