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Yonge-Dundas Square hosting FREE movies this summer

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Ainsley Smith Jun 04, 2018 11:36 am 1,588

This summer, you can enjoy free weekly movies in the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.

From June 26 to August 28, Yonge-Dundas Square is providing Toronto the ultimate summer soundtrack with Rockumentaries, a lineup of non-fiction films that explore the life and times of some of North America’s most beloved musical acts, featuring different artists and their signature sounds each week.

Taking place every Tuesday at 8 pm, Yonge-Dundas Square will kick off its season with Festival Express, featuring the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band,

The film festival will conclude with a screening of Long Time Running, the Canadian-made picture that follows The Tragically Hip on their 2016 Man Machine Poem Tour, the group’s final before the passing of frontman Gord Downie.

Here’s this summer’s movie lineup:

  • Tuesday, June 26: Festival Express
  • Tuesday, July 3: It Might Get Loud
  • Tuesday, July 10: Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man
  • Tuesday, July 17: Standing in the Shadows of Motown
  • Tuesday, July 24: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
  • Tuesday, July 31: 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Tuesday, August 7: Amy
  • Tuesday, August 14: Shine A Light
  • Tuesday, August 21: What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Tuesday, August 28:  Long Time Running

Each screening will include an opening short from the Live at Massey Hall series, which showcases Canada’s next generation of musical stars in live concert recordings at Toronto’s legendary music hall.

Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square City Cinema

City Cinema: Rockumentaries

When: Every Tuesday, June 26 to August 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free

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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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