PortsToronto Invites You to the Opening Night of Sail-In Cinema™

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Media are invited to Sugar Beach on Thursday, August 17 for the opening night of PortsToronto's Sail-In Cinema – Toronto's only outdoor floating film festival.


Celebrating its seventh year, Sail-In Cinema™ is once again offering the unique opportunity to watch movies from land or boat on a four-storey, two-sided screen anchored in Lake Ontario. This year, audiences will have the opportunity to experience – or re-experience – their favourite films on a four-storey floating screen anchored in Lake Ontario. This year's free event promises a truly memorable cinematic experience with custom configured audio and cinema-quality digital projectors.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. for a full program of pre-film fun for all ages, including giveaways, entertainment and treats that will be offered by Sail-In Cinema sponsors.

Movie screening will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. (Thursday evening's movie is Edward Scissorhands.)


Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto Ontario, M5A 1B6


•  Comfortable, outdoor wear and sturdy footwear is recommended.

Media parking is located at 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto Ontario, M5A 1B6

• A media boat will be available for those who wish to get footage from the water


PortsToronto is delighted to have both new and returning partners this year including; Billy Bishop Airport, Toyota, Redpath Sugar, CTV, the Toronto Star, FreshAirCinema, Porter Airlines, North American Logistics Services and The Waterfront BIA.

For more information on Sail-In Cinema, visit www.sailincinema.com. Information about the event will be shared using the #SailInCinema hashtag.

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 Ports Toronto (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.

SOURCE PortsToronto

For further information: Media Contacts: Jen Brailsford, Communications Officer, PortsToronto, Tel: (416) 863-2016; Cell: (647) 298-0585, E-mail: jbrailsford@portstoronto.com


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