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TORONTO, July 18, 2016 The votes are in and PortsToronto today announced the three winning movies that will screen at the sixth-annual Sail-in Cinema movie festival being held August 18-20 at Sugar Beach. From a shortlist of fifteen "Books to Big Screen" themed movies, the community was invited to vote for their favourite films in order to determine this year's line-up.
With close to 5,000 votes cast in less than four weeks this year's Sail-in Cinema will play host to lost boys, magical board games and fairytale romance on a four-story, two-sided, floating screen anchored in Lake Ontario. The winning movies and screening dates are as follows:
- Hook on Thursday, August 18
- Jumanji on Friday, August 19
- The Princess Bride on Saturday, August 20
"We are thrilled with the community's continued enthusiasm for Sail-In Cinema and the number of votes cast over the past four weeks to determine this year's winning line-up," said Deborah Wilson, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, PortsToronto. "With so many great movies to choose from under this year's theme of "Books to Big Screen," voters had to make some difficult decisions. This year's winning films – Hook, Jumanji and The Princess Bride – offer a great range of storylines and characters that promise to delight audiences experiencing or re-experiencing these favourites on the big screen. We look forward to welcoming the community down to the water's edge this summer for three magical evenings of film under the stars."
The free festival will once again offer the world's first two-sided floating movie experience of its size with this year's event promising a truly memorable cinematic experience with four Christie® 3DLP® cinema-quality HD projectors that will provide a dynamic and stunning film experience.
PortsToronto is pleased to have new and returning partners this year including Toyota, Redpath Sugar, Christie, CTV, the Toronto Star, Porter Airlines, aroma espresso bar, North American Logistics and The Waterfront BIA.
While Sail-In Cinema is a free event, there is limited seating on the landside and entry is subject to availability of space. Boat mooring will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-stop activities, food and entertainment will once again be offered by event sponsors prior to the start of each night's feature film to provide a full evening of fun for all ages. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. each night with the film starting at approximately 8:00 p.m.
For more information on Sail-In Cinema, visit www.sailincinema.com. Information about the event will be shared using the #SailInCinema hashtag.
About the films:
Hook (1991): When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts.
The Princess Bride (1987): In the frame story, a grandfather reads a favorite book to his sick grandson. The book he reads, The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern, is about the most beautiful woman in the world, the hero who loves her, and the evil prince who claims he wants to marry her. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright.
Jumanji (1995): When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. Starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.
About PortsToronto (http://www.portstoronto.com)
For more than 100 years PortsToronto, (formerly 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. PortsToronto 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. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $8 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.
For further information: Media Contact: Sarah Sutton, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2065; Cell: (647) 298-0544, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org