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Love is in the air and on the outdoor screen this summer

June 5, 2013

YellowBrix

FREE Toronto outdoor movie series features nine romantic classics

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Toronto Entertainment District BIA and media partner CP24, together with TIFF are pleased to announce the return of its popular FREE outdoor movie series TIFF in the Park. The outdoor movie screen lights up at David Pecaut Square every Wednesday at sunset from July 3 through to August 28, 2013.

The films at this summer's fourth annual TIFF in the Park will feature nine romantic classics. Casablanca, a true Hollywood classic, kicks off the summer series and is followed by modern tales of star-crossed lovers, classic romantic comedies and several dramatic entanglements. Audience members are encouraged to dress for the lawn and explore the many dining options in the Toronto Entertainment District. Seating on the lawn is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Should the weather interfere with any screenings, a special rain date is scheduled for August 23, 2013.

"We are excited to be back for another season of TIFF in the Park. From the silent era to Hollywood classics, to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, romance is in the air this summer in Toronto," said Shane Smith, Director, Public Programmes, TIFF. "TIFF and the Toronto Entertainment District BIA are proud to work together again to welcome audiences to one of the best locations downtown for an outdoor screening, and to experience all that this community has to offer."

Every Wednesday night of TIFF in the Park, moviegoers will witness a loving glow as the CN Tower kicks off each film with a special lighting presentation. Beginning at sunset, a luminous gold will shine from the CN Tower in recognition of these golden romantic film classics. In addition to its golden beacon providing a backdrop to the movie watching experience, the Tower's eight minute daily light show continues at the top of each hour.

"The Toronto Entertainment District is thrilled to present a fourth summer of an outdoor movie series that brings our community together and supports local businesses," said Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Toronto Entertainment District BIA. "We're very excited about our continuing partnership with TIFF and the CN Tower and are happy to welcome CP24 as a media partner for the series."

Moviegoers can visit http://torontoed.com/offer/14846 to take advantage of special TIFF in the Park offers. They may also access a complete listing of all TIFF in the Park films at www.torontoed.com/ tiff.

TIFF IN THE PARK FILM LISTING INFORMATION:

July 3-- Casablanca (102 minutes/ PG) Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are star-crossed lovers trapped between love and loyalty in the ultimate Hollywood romantic classic. (9:15 p.m.)

July 10-- Moonstruck (102 minutes/ PG) Cher took home an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a young Italian widow who falls for her fiance's impulsive younger brother, (Nicolas Cage) in Norman Jewison's beloved romantic comedy. (9:15 p.m.)

July 17-- City Lights (87 minutes/ G) Charlie Chaplin made his masterpiece with this tale of a lowly tramp who sets out on a quest to restore the sight of the blind flower seller whom he loves. (9:15 p.m.)

July 24-- Sleepless in Seattle (105 minutes/ PG) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan became the best-loved romantic screen team of their era in Nora Ephron's modern romance classic. (9:15 p.m.)

July 31-- The Way We Were (118 minutes/ PG) A lawyer, (Robert Redford) and an activist (Barbra Streisand) who come from two very different backgrounds fall in love and fall apart from the 1930s to the 1960s in this spectacularly successful romantic drama. (9 p.m.)

August 7-- Clueless (97 minutes/ PG) Alicia Silverstone became the face of a teen generation as a Beverly Hills high-school matchmaker in Amy Heckerling's clever modern-day version of Jane Austen's Emma. Selected especially for teens (and teens-at-heart!) by TIFF's Next Wave Committee. (9 p.m.)

August 14-- Sense and Sensibility (136 minutes/ PG) Emma Thompson adapted and stars in this elegantly mounted version of the classic Jane Austen novel. (9 p.m.)

August 21-- Roman Holiday (118 minutes/ G) Audrey Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a runaway princess in Rome who is romanced by a suave American journalist (Gregory Peck). (8:30 p.m.)

August 28--The Notebook (123 minutes/ PG) Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play star-crossed sweethearts in this megahit version of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller. (8:30 p.m.)

About the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (TOED): Established in 2008, TOED's mandate is to promote, improve and preserve a dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself as a thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working and entertainment. The District is generally bound by the Financial District to the East, Queen St. West to the North, Spadina Ave to the West and the Gardiner Expressway and Harbourfront to the South. www.torontoed.com

SOURCE: Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area

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