Winning Films for 5th Annual Sail-In Cinema™ Free Film Festival

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Public Votes Treasure Hunters, Ghost Chasers and Intergalactic Visitors to Star in Toronto’s Most Popular Floating Film Festival

PortsToronto recently announced the movies that will screen at the 5th annual Sail-In Cinema floating movie festival being held August 20 to 22 at Sugar Beach. From a shortlist of 16 iconic “Flashback to the 80s” films, the public was invited to vote for their favourite films in order to determine this year’s movie line-up. By the close of voting yesterday, a record-breaking 5,465 votes were cast and three clear favourites emerged for the free film festival.

 Starring treasure hunters, ghost chasers and intergalactic visitors, this year’s line-up offers film choices that everyone will enjoy. The following three movies will be projected onto Sail-In Cinema’s four-storey floating movie screen this summer: – Ghostbusters on Thursday, August 20 – The Goonies on Friday, August 21 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on Saturday, August 22

 “It is great to see the community’s enthusiasm for Sail-In Cinema and we are thrilled with the record-breaking number of votes that were cast to determine this year’s films,” said Deborah Wilson, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. “With the 1980s offering so many memorable and iconic movies, voters had some tough decisions to make. The winning films – Ghostbusters, The Goonies and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – are perennial favourites that offer nostalgic appeal to those who grew up watching these classics but will also appeal to the uninitiated who may be watching these films for the first time. With this great movie line-up, we look forward to inviting the community down to the waterfront this August to enjoy their chosen favourites.”

 Registration for free landside tickets is now open at While Sail-In Cinema is a free event, there is limited seating on the landside and entry is subject to availability of space. Those who register online are also eligible to enter a contest to win a pair of tickets aboard Porter Airlines for any of the 22 destinations where the airline flies.

 The first 500 attendees on site each night will receive special seating and have the opportunity to win prizes from Sail-In Cinema partners. The festival will feature a full program of pre-film events, activities and experiences to ensure an evening of fun for all in attendance. Boat mooring will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 Sail-In Cinema – Toronto’s only outdoor floating film event – will be held from August 20 to 22 at Sugar Beach located at 25 Dockside Drive. Each night at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.), boaters and landlubbers alike have the unique opportunity to watch movies from land or water on one of North America’s largest screens, erected on a custom barge anchored in Toronto’s harbour.

 PortsToronto is delighted to have Toyota Canada back as Sail-In Cinema’s Pre-Show Partner. Other partners this year include Redpath Sugar, Toronto Star, CP24, North American Logistics Services Inc., Porter Airlines and The Waterfront BIA.


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