A record-breaking 5,500 votes were cast to decide the 2017 film lineup
TORONTO, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The votes have been tallied and today PortsToronto announced the three winning movies that will screen at the seventh-annual Sail-in Cinema™ movie festival being held August 17-19 at Sugar Beach. A record 5,500 votes were cast by the public to select the three movies from a shortlist of 20 diverse and popular films.
A tale as old as time, an archaeologist with a knack for adventure and a young misfit will come to the silver screen at this year's Sail-in Cinema with the winning movies and screening dates as follows:
- Edward Scissorhands on Thursday, August 17
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, August 18
- Beauty and the Beast (2017) on Saturday, August 19
"This year we broke all records as 5,500 votes were cast to determine this year's winning line-up," said Deborah Wilson, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, PortsToronto. "While voters faced a difficult decision with so many great movies to choose from, a clear favourite emerged as the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie took top spot and set a new record for most votes cast for a single movie. This year's winning lineup – Beauty and the Beast (2017), Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Edward Scissorhands – is sure to offer something for everyone, featuring both time-honoured classics and new takes on old favourites. We are counting down the days to PortsToronto's annual celebration of summer on the waterfront that brings the community together for three unforgettable nights of movies under the stars."
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.
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-served 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:
Edward Scissorhands (1991): In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation — Edward, a near-complete person. But when the inventor dies before he can finish Edward's hands, the young man is left with metal scissors for hands. Edward lives alone in the castle until a kind woman discovers him and welcomes him into her home. Edward tries to adapt to life in the tight-knit community but encounters trouble with certain members. Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Alan Arkin.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): Harrison Ford plays the swashbuckling hero and archaeologist, Indiana Jones, who, with his spunky girlfriend, must battle foes of every shape, size and description to keep the mysterious Lost Ark of the Covenant out of Hitler's hands. Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and John Rhys-Davies.
Beauty and the Beast (2017): Disney's animated classic takes on a new live-action form with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Kevin Kline.
About Sail-in Cinema™
Sail-In Cinema™, presented by PortsToronto, is the world's first two-sided floating movie experience of its kind. The free film festival transforms Toronto's Sugar Beach into an outdoor movie theatre over three nights. Movies are chosen by public vote and shown under the open skies on a four-storey, two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour, allowing moviegoers to enjoy the films by land or by boat. The inaugural Sail-In Cinema™ was held in 2011 to mark PortsToronto's centennial year. The annual event attracts more than 10,000 people on land and 100 boats over the three-day period and is now a permanent fixture on Toronto's summer calendar.
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.
For further information: Media Contact: Jen Brailsford, Communications Officer, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2016, Cell: (647)298-0585, E-mail: [email protected]