PortsToronto Opens Voting for Eighth-Annual Sail-In Cinema™ Film Event at Sugar Beach

Toronto (May 16, 2018) – Voting in now open for Sail-In Cinema, Toronto’s only outdoor floating film event. Anchored at Sugar Beach August 10 and 11, 2018, the free movie festival will once again be hosted by PortsToronto and showcase films chosen by public vote on one of the world’s first and largest two-sided floating movie screens for boaters and landlubbers alike to enjoy
With the theme “In Other Worlds,” this year’s event will present films that feature life outside the ordinary – from galaxies far, far away, to adventures through the wardrobe and down the rabbit hole, this year’s film shortlist offers something for everybody. Two movies in total will be selected by public vote from the following curated shortlist:
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Labyrinth
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Space Jam
  • Maleficent
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • LEGO: Batman
Voting is open until July 12, 2018, and the two winning films will be announced shortly thereafter. Updates and early polling results will be released on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook throughout the voting period.
Celebrating its eighth year, PortsToronto’s Sail-In Cinema has grown to become a “not-to-be-missed” summer outing for the entire family. For the first time, Sail-In Cinema will use a double-sided, high-definition LED digital screen and custom-configured audio system. Instead of the inflatable screen used in years past, movies will be shown on a screen nearly two-storeys tall which will be anchored to a barge floating in Lake Ontario. It’s a new high-definition viewing experience, but the same unique opportunity to watch your favourite films by land or by boat. During the event, gates will open at 5:00 p.m. each night with pre-show activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the movie beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. PortsToronto is delighted to have new and returning partners this year including Menkes, Redpath Sugar, Billy Bishop Airport, CTV and Porter Airlines.
For more information on Sail-In Cinema, visit www.sailincinema.com. Information about the event will be shared using the #SailInCinema hashtag.
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 2.8 million passengers in 2017; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and, Marine Terminal 52, which provides 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 $10 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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