North America’s Floating Movie Theatre Returns

Toronto (July 10, 2013) – Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is bringing back its highly anticipated free movie festival, Sail-In Cinema™, to the city’s waterfront. For three nights in August, Sugar Beach will be transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre where lovers of film and the outdoors alike can watch movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.
From August 15 to 17 Torontonians, their families and friends, will be able to enjoy movies from land or boat, starting at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) on each of the three nights. The two-sided screen 700-pound screen is four stories tall and will sit on a 60 x 90 foot floating barge.
“Now in its third year, Sail-In Cinema™ has become a fixture on the city’s summer calendar,” says Geoffrey Wilson, TPA President and CEO. “We expect this year’s festival to be even bigger and better and are proud to be one of the unique reasons Torontonians can enjoy and rediscover the waterfront.”
The inaugural Sail-In Cinema™ was held in 2011 to mark TPA’s hundredth anniversary and the festival has won several accolades including a Silver Award of Excellence, Best Special Events Project (2013) and Gold at Marketing Magazine’s Marketing Awards for best Experiential/Stunts/Events initiative (2011).
As in previous years, the public will be invited to vote for the three movies that will show at this year’s event. Once the movies have been chosen, free landside tickets will be available from the Sail-In Cinema™ website; boaters will not require tickets. Sail-In Cinema™ is the only major movie event in Toronto where boaters can anchor their boats and watch movies in Lake Ontario.
About the Toronto Port Authority (
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport in 2012, the Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto’s largest freshwater marina. The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999 as a government business enterprise under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.
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