A Record-Breaking 11,000 People Join PortsToronto for Sail-In Cinema
PortsToronto’s 5th annual Sail-In Cinema drew a record-breaking 11,000 people and more than 70 boats to Sugar Beach on August 20 to 22. Boaters and landlubbers alike gathered for the unique opportunity to watch a movie from land or lake on one of North America’s largest screens, erected on a custom barge anchored in Toronto’s harbour.
Under the theme of “Flashback to the '80s,” this year’s movie line-up, selected by the public in a record-breaking 5,465 votes, brought ghosts, intergalactic visitors and secret treasure to Sugar Beach with Ghostbusters, The Goonies and . E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial.
Garnering the most votes, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a perennial favourite that drew the largest crowd for the final night of Sail-In Cinema. For audiences looking for more comedy and action, The Goonies and Ghostbusters provided swashbuckling adventure and bands of lovable misfits for thousands of movie-goers.
Beyond the movies, film-goers enjoyed plenty of entertainment prior to each night's feature film, from the Toronto Fire Boat water display to henna tattoos and a photo booth to chalk art depicting scenes from the festival’s movies, as well as free popcorn, cookies, frozen fruit bars, and so much more. To view more photos from Sail-In Cinema, click here