Toronto Port Authority Transforms Sugar Beach into City's Largest
Free Three-Day Sail-In Cinema™ Movie Festival August 14-16
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TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Recognized as the world's first two-sided
floating movie experience and the city's largest outdoor theatre, the
Toronto Port Authority is proud to announce the return of its
ever-popular, free Sail-In Cinema™ movie event this August 14 to 16 at Toronto's Sugar Beach, located at 25 Dockside Drive.
Sail-In Cinema offers families and film fans alike the chance to watch
movies under the open skies in a unique setting on the city's
waterfront. Each night at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.), the festival
will showcase a movie, to be voted on by the public in the coming
months, that can be viewed from land or boat on a two-sided screen
anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.
"In just three years, Sail-In Cinema has become a highly anticipated,
award-winning event that saw a record-breaking 350 per cent increase in
attendance last year," said Geoff Wilson, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Toronto Port Authority. "The Toronto Port Authority is pleased
to once again invite families, movie lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to
experience Toronto's waterfront through this free, one-of-a-kind
Sail-In Cinema was started in 2011 as part of the TPA's centennial
celebrations. It has since grown from a weekend audience of 2,000
moviegoers and 70 boats to more than 6,500 moviegoers and 90 boats in
The two-sided, inflatable screen has a 40x20-foot viewing surface, sits
in a four-story tall frame and weighs more than 700 lbs. - one of the
largest outdoor movie screens in North America. The screen will sit on
a 60x90-foot barge that was custom-made for the Sail-In Cinema™ event.
This year, the festival will again feature a "marketplace" of sponsors
and community organizations that contribute to Sail-In Cinema™,
offering event attendees access to food trucks, free samples of
beverages and snacks, as well as the chance to participate in crowd
games and activities. There will also be pre-screening entertainment
for early arrivers to enjoy.
For more information, visit www.sailincinema.com.
About the Toronto Port Authority (www.torontoport.com)
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto
City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's
Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million
passengers through the airport in 2013, the Port Authority provides
transportation, distribution, storage and container services to
businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto's largest
freshwater marina. The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June
8, 1999, as a government business enterprise under the Canada Marine
Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.
SOURCE: Toronto Port Authority
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Toronto Port Authority
Tel: (416) 863-2065
Cell: (647) 298-0544