Toronto (July 28, 2011)
– Canada’s first ever floating movie experience, Sail-In Cinema, will feature three water-themed movies selected by the public: the 1954 classic, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
, will run Thursday, August 18, Jaws
will run Friday, August 19, and the family-friendly Finding Nemo
will play Saturday, August 20. All movies will start after sundown, at approximately 8:45pm.
Geoffrey Wilson, President and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority, said that the Port Authority received more than 400 recommendations on Facebook and by email. One lucky person was the winner of two free airline tickets to anywhere in North America, courtesy of Air Canada.
“The Toronto Port Authority has played a big part at the city’s waterfront and waterways for over 100 years,” Wilson said. “We wanted to create an experience that would give something back to the community and allow us to create a closer connection with the people who enjoy it.”
The free event will feature a 28 foot two-sided screen so that moviegoers can enjoy water-themed movies in boats or on the mainland.
On the land side tickets are required for admittance. Details and information on tickets are available at torontoport.com or sailincinema.com.
While tickets are free, the Port Authority cautions that there is limited seating on the land side, and entry is subject to availability of space. Movies will start after sundown (approximately 8:45pm) and the doors will open at 7:00pm.
Sail-In Cinema, which is part of the TPA’s 100th anniversary celebrations, is generously supported by TPA lead partner, Redpath Sugar, media sponsors Q107 and the Toronto Star, and by Pier 27 and Toronto Harbour Tours.