Not much can compare to being nestled on a blanket on the grass with some popcorn, stars glimmering above you and a movie playing on a giant screen in front of you.
With the warm weather kicking in, the time for outdoor movies is just around the corner. This summer, the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) is inviting movie aficionados for another year of outdoor films at Corktown Common Park on a brand-new 12 m screen. The park is one of four locations where TOPS is screening outdoor films all summer long.
This year’s screening programme is Dynamic Duos, so bring along your special someone to watch feature-length and short films about classic cinematic pairs, exploring themes like friendship, couples, rivalry and doppelgängers.
The Corktown Common series will be held on Thursdays in July, and will debut on July 4 with the iconic movie duo in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a film about a young boy and his gentle alien friend. The last screening will be on July 25 with Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, about a pair of male musicians who witness a murder and flee the state disguised as women in an all-female band.
- All the movies you can watch for FREE at Corktown Common Park this summer
- Everything coming to Netflix Canada this June
- Another FREE outdoor movie hub is coming to downtown Toronto
Here’s the full list of Corktown Common Park screenings:
Thursday, July 4: Feature: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Short: Wakening
Thursday, July 11: Feature: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Short: The Guest
Thursday, July 18: Feature: Paper Moon, Short: Waiting for Lou
Thursday, July 25: Feature: Some Like It Hot, Short: Switch
Screenings will begin at sundown, or approximately 9 p.m., and there will also a rain date scheduled on Thursday, August 1, just in case.
There will be food, drinks and merchandise available for sale, and while admission to each event is free, there is a recommended donation of $10.
When: Thursday evenings, July 4 to 25 (scheduled rain date August 1)
Time: Food service begins at 7 pm and screenings begin at sundown (about 9 pm)
Where: Corktown Common Park, 155 Bayview Avenue
Price: Free to attend but $10 donation suggested