PortsToronto’s Sail-In Cinema Returns to Sugar Beach August 10 and 11 and Ups the Viewing Experience with HD

Toronto (May 3, 2018) – PortsToronto is pleased to announce the return of Sail-In Cinema to Sugar Beach August 10-11, 2018. This year’s event will take place over two action-packed nights and features a new state-of-the-art cinematic experience.
For the first time, Sail-In Cinema will use a double-sided, high definition LED digital screen and custom-configured audio system. Movies will be shown on a screen nearly two-storeys tall and anchored to a barge floating in Lake Ontario, giving audiences the unique opportunity to watch their favourite films by land or by boat.
This year’s theme looks at life outside the ordinary with movies based on the idea of adventure “In Other Worlds”. Once again, movie fans will be able to determine the movies presented at the festival by voting from a shortlist of 10 films to be announced soon. Voting will open May 16 and will determine the two films that will be screened. Updates and announcements will be available at SailInCinema.com and on PortsToronto’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
“PortsToronto is pleased to once again invite the community down to the lake to enjoy their favourite movies on the waterfront — and this year promises to be an even greater experience with the introduction of new HD digital LED screens that will elevate the movie-viewing experience,” said Deborah Wilson, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. “Last year’s event attracted more than 11,500 people on land and by boat, and we are thrilled to see this great community event become a summer tradition as families continue to return to the water’s edge each year for a night of festivities, water displays, music, free treats – and, of course, film.”
PortsToronto is pleased to have new and returning partners this year including Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Redpath Sugar, Porter and CTV, and welcomes our new sponsor Menkes.
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™ (http://www.sailincinema.com)
Now in its 8th year, 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 two nights. Movies are chosen by public vote and presented under the open skies on a two-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 11,000 people on land and 100 boats and is now a permanent fixture on Toronto’s summer calendar.
About PortsToronto (https://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 2.8 million passengers in 2017; 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.
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