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Sail-In Cinema returns with free movies by the water

Posted by Jen Hunter / August 17, 2013

Sail in cinemaSail-In Cinema is a now an annual event, presenting a drive-in experience for the privileged masses who have their own boats, though it also tips its hat to the great unwashed, by offering the presentation on the flip-side of a massive 40'x20' screen to land-lubbers at Toronto Port Authority too. The 700 pound screen is sailed onto a lake with a 90 foot long custom barge. Thursday night was the first of three showings this year, with the classic comedy Ghostbusters on display. The Friday screening was The Princess Bride, and tonight's feature is Back to The Future.

Admission is totally free with a boat (space permitting), and the rest of us can obtain tickets (first come first served) from the event's web site.

Check out photos from Thursday night in this slideshow.

Discussion

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Rachel / August 17, 2013 at 04:56 pm
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I went last night and it was good, but I think that there should be a section in the back half that is for lawn chairs. People got there early and sat in the front with lawn chairs so people behind sitting on the ground couldn't see anything.

I'm not complaining on my behalf. I was at the front, on a blanket, but it just wasn't very courteous...
local replying to a comment from Rachel / August 18, 2013 at 09:50 am
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Couldn't agree more as the same thing happened last night (Saturday). Also, they should have dialed up the brightness of the picture, as it was near impossible to see what was happening during the night scenes.
John / August 21, 2013 at 11:59 am
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If it rains check out http://tubecomments.com/movies.php for lots of legal free movies.

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