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Toronto's Parkway Forest Park is hosting FREE outdoor movie screenings this summer

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Ainsley Smith May 29, 2018 2:57 pm 129

Summer is finally within reach, meaning it’s almost time to enjoy some movies under the stars.

This August, movie buffs can enjoy an impressive lineup of films at Parkway Forest Park as part of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s Cinematic Cities programme, a summer-long series of outdoor films celebrating cities on screen, at home, and abroad.

To wrap-up the final part of Cinematic Cities programme, the public is invited to enjoy a series of films set in Toronto, Mumbai, Cannes, and New York in 11 short and feature films.

North York’s Parkway Forest Park will kick off its season on Thursday, August 9, with Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot of the 1980s cult comedy Ghostbusters, this time featuring four canny, clever, and courageous women battling New York’s ancient ghosts.

The film festival will conclude on August 30 with Ritesh Batra’s charming romantic drama The Lunchbox, which takes us on a journey through Mumbai when a mistaken lunchbox delivery connects two strangers.

Here’s this summer’s movie lineup:

August 9: Feature: Ghostbusters — Shorts: Being Batman & Glow 

August 16: Feature: Unarmed Verses — Shorts: Castles on the Ground & Cleo 

August 23: Feature: To Catch a Thief — Short: Lucky Moose 

August 30: Feature: The Lunchbox — Shorts: Bacon & God’s Wrath & Milk 

There will also be a scheduled rain date for Friday, August 31

Screenings always begin at sundown or approximately 9 pm and screenings are free of charge thanks to the series being fully funded by the Toronto Arts Council.

There will also be food, drinks, and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Parkway Forest Park Free Movies

When: Thursday evenings, August 9 to 30 (Scheduled rain date August 31)
Time: Food service begins at 7 pm and screenings begin at sundown (roughly 9 pm)
Where: Parkway Forest Park, 80 Parkway Forest Dr
Price: Free to attend but donations are always welcome

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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