- FREE outdoor movie series featuring classic screwball comedies -
- CN Tower kicks off each film with special lighting -
TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Toronto Entertainment District BIA, together with TIFF, is pleased to announce the return of its popular FREE outdoor movie series, TIFF in the Park.
This summer, 10 screwball comedy favourites including What's Up, Doc?, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story will be screened outside at David Pecaut Square (just west of Roy Thomson Hall) every Wednesday, beginning June 27th until August 29th, 2012.
Moviegoers will witness special lighting presented by the CN Tower. In recognition of these "golden nuggets of film," each night of the series the Tower will shine a luminous gold starting at sunset. In addition to its golden beacon providing a backdrop to the movie-watching experience, the Tower's eight-minute daily light show continues at the top of each hour.
"The Toronto Entertainment District is thrilled to once again present an outdoor movie series that brings our community together, supports local businesses and highlights the most visited downtown neighbourhood in Canada," said Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Entertainment District BIA. "We're very excited about our continuing partnership with TIFF and we definitely appreciate their generous support in programming a great line‐up of movies that appeal to every audience."
"We are hugely excited about this season's TIFF in the Park lineup. What better way to spend summer nights than by taking in hilarious, classic films set against the skyline of this beautiful city," said Shane Smith, Director, Pubic Programmes, TIFF. "TIFF values being a part of the Entertainment District and we are proud to be working with the BIA to present this opportunity for Torontonians to enjoy all the community has to offer."
TIFF in the Park is one of many summer initiatives presented by the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area featuring attractions, accommodations, restaurants, nightlife and shopping in the city's most diverse and exciting neighbourhood.
Take advantage of Special Offers to make it a night out for the entire family at www.torontoed.com. This official Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area website also has a complete listing of all TIFF in the Park films.
TIFF in the Park Film Schedule
Every Wednesday - note starting times change with time of sunset
June 27, 9:15pm: Trouble in Paradise (83 minutes) A gentleman thief romances a rich Parisian widow— to the distress of his smitten partner in crime — in this sparkling romantic comedy from the great Ernst Lubitsch, starring Herbert Marshall, Kay Francis, and Miriam Hopkins.
July 4, 9:15pm: My Man Godfrey (94 minutes) A carefree socialite hires a loquacious bum to be her butler, but finds that he's far more than his shabby attire would lead one to believe, starring Carole Lombard and William Powell.
July 11, 9:15pm: The Palm Beach Story (88 minutes) Copious wackiness ensues when a devoted young wife, played by Claudette Colbert, heads to Palm Beach for a quickie divorce from her impoverished husband and an almost as quick marriage to a rich man, for the most natural of reasons: so that she can funnel her newfound wealth back to her soon-to-be ex.
July 18, 9:15pm: Raising Arizona (94 minutes) Nicolas Cage gives one of his signature performances as an affable ex-con who gets embroiled in a bizarre baby-napping scheme in Joel and Ethan Coen's cracked comedy.
July 25. 9:15pm: His Girl Friday (92 minutes) A convincing newspaper editor will do anything to get his ex-wife and star reporter back on the job In Howard Hawk's frantically funny farce, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
August 1, 9:00pm: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (95 minutes) In this rare straight comedy outing from Alfred Hitchcock, a happily married couple, Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard, discover that their marriage certificate was invalid—but when they are obliged to head to the altar again, they suddenly have doubts as to whether they should ever have been together at all.
August 8, 9:00pm: The Philadelphia Story (112 minutes) On the eve of her wedding, a haughty socialite has her carefully laid plans thrown off track by the arrival of her ex-husband and a smitten reporter in this sophisticated, Academy Award-winning comedy classic, starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart.
August 15, 9:00pm: What's Up, Doc? (94 minutes) Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal mug their way through some supremely silly situations in Peter Bogdanovich's 1970s salute to the classic screwball comedies of yesteryear.
August 22, 8:30pm: The Lady Eve (94 minutes) When a beautiful con artist falls for, and is spurned by, her latest target, she concocts a brilliantly simple scheme to get her own back, played by Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
August 29, 8:30pm: It Happened One Night (105 minutes ) An out-of-work newspaper reporter hitches himself to an heiress on the run to grab an exclusive story in Frank Capra's beloved, multiple Academy Award-winning classic, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
About the Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
Established in 2008, the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area's (BIA) mandate is to promote, improve and preserve this dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself as a thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working and entertainment.
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