PortsToronto Opens Voting for Seventh Annual Sail-In Cinema™ as Film Shortlist is Announced

From August 17-19, Sail-In Cinema will bring film classics to Sugar Beach for Toronto's favourite floating film festival

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TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - PortsToronto is thrilled to announce that Sail-In Cinema – Toronto's only outdoor floating film event – is back, returning to Sugar Beach August 17-19. The free movie festival will once again showcase films chosen by public vote on one of the world's first and largest two-sided floating movie screens for boaters and landlubbers alike to enjoy.

From talking animals to action-adventure and animated classics, this year's film shortlist offers something for everybody. Three movies in total will be selected by public vote from the following curated shortlist of movies:

  • Babe
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Beethoven (1992)
  • Big
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Finding Nemo
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Labyrinth
  • The Lego Movie
  • Marley & Me
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Night at the Museum
  • Space Jam
  • Storks
  • Wall-E
  • The Witches
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Celebrating its seventh year, PortsToronto's Sail-In Cinema has grown to become a "not-to-be-missed" summer outing for the entire family. Last year the event attracted more than 11,000 people on land and 100 boats over the three-day period. This year's event once again promises a truly memorable cinematic experience with custom configured audio and cinema-quality digital projectors. Audiences will have the opportunity to view their favourite films on a two-sided inflatable screen with a 40x20-foot viewing surface, which sits in a four-story frame and weighs more than 700 lbs — making it one of the largest outdoor movie screens in North America.

"PortsToronto is pleased to once again invite the community to choose Sail-In Cinema's final film line-up by voting for their favourite movies — and this year it's not going to be easy with so many great options on the shortlist," said Deborah Wilson, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. "Last year, Torontonians rose to the challenge with nearly 5,000 votes cast to determine the final movie lineup. This year, with so many amazing titles to choose from ranging from The Karate Kid to How to Train Your Dragon to Big and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the voting is sure to get interesting and we are guaranteed to end up with a stellar movie line-up for one of the best events of the summer."

Voting is open until July 11, 2017, and the three winning films will be announced shortly thereafter. Updates and early polling results will be released on Twitter and Facebook throughout the voting period. Movies will start at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) on each of the three nights of the festival.

PortsToronto is delighted to have new and returning partners this year including Toyota, Redpath Sugar, CTV, the Toronto Star, Fresh Air Cinema, Porter Airlines, Starbucks and The Waterfront BIA.

For more information on Sail-In Cinema and to vote for your favourite films, visit www.sailincinema.com. Information about the event will be shared using the #SailInCinema hashtag.

About PortsToronto (http://www.portstoronto.com/)
For more than 100 years PortsToronto 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 welcomed more than 2.7 million passengers in 2016; 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 $9 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.

SOURCE PortsToronto

For further information: Media Contact: Sarah Sutton, Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations, PortsToronto, Cell: (647) 298-0544, E-mail: ssutton@portstoronto.com

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