Toronto’s Outdoor Cinemas (Part 1/2)

The Ex has ended, school has started, and traffic and commuting are a nightmare. But that doesn’t mean summer is over just yet. Technically summer isn’t over until September 22, 2014 so let’s keep the spirit going with my two-part series on outdoor movie-watching.

This summer there were no shortages of movies to watch…outdoors! With so many parks, beaches, and local neighbourhoods showing a variety of movies, it was a great way to spend a summer weeknight. With popcorn, blankets, and chairs in hand, there were definitely no shortages of moviegoers either.

This past August, I took to a select number of outdoor cinema screenings across the city and captured Toronto’s love for outdoor flicks. All of these screenings are free of charge, and are family friendly.

Part one in my two-part photography series brings you some great movie-going experiences from the grounds of Fort York, David Pecaut Square, and Sugar Beach. Come back again tomorrow for the second part of my photography series.

Scotiabank’s Summer Cinema at Fort York

Fort York was a perfect backdrop for watching movies with its large flat ground, and plenty of space for movie-watchers with chairs or on blankets. The large expanse even allowed for a food truck to be on premises, which was a great hit for those with last-minute cravings. Take me to the Scotiabank website.

Scotiabank's Summer Cinema at Fort York

Scotiabank's Summer Cinema at Fort York

TIFF in the Park 2014

TIFF offers their free movie screenings at David Pecaut Square, which is nearby their TIFF | Bell Lightbox building on 350 King St. West. It offers a great movie-going experience on a flat ground that is tucked away within the concrete jungle that is downtown Toronto. It’s a nice contrast and a great little getaway from the chaos that we are normally accustomed to downtown. Take me to the TIFF in the Park website.

TIFF in the Park 2014

TIFF in the Park 2014

Sail-in-Cinema at Sugar Beach

For a truly unique experience, the Toronto Port Authority has its annual Sail-in-Cinema event, which shows movies on Toronto’s only double-sided screen, making this the largest outdoor theatre in Toronto! It’s a great concept and great fun for those who want to watch a movie in the comfort of your own boat, or just lazily laying down on Sugar Beach. Take me to the Sail-in-Cinema website.

Sail-in-Cinema at Sugar Beach

Sail-in-Cinema at Sugar Beach

Come back tomorrow for Part Two of my two-part photography series on outdoor movie-watching!

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