free-scifi-062507.jpg

Free Sci-Fi Flicks at Yonge-Dundas Square Every Tuesday


Starting tomorrow and for the rest of the summer, some of the greatest Science Fiction flicks ever made will be shown at Yonge-Dundas Square. It's all free and outdoors. So be sure to catch your favourites under the starry skies this summer. The projector rolls at 8pm every Tuesday night; here's a rundown of the movies:

Forbidden Planet - June 26
The most lavish Sci-Fi production before Star Wars. Beautiful space women, monsters, robots, lasers... it has everything!

2001: A Space Oddessey - July 3
Stanley Kubrick's mega opus poses some of the most ponderous questions ever in all of cinema. One of my absolute favourites.

Sleeper - July 10
Woody Allen's wonderfully odd, slapstick adventure. Contains some of his silliest and greatest gags. This was Woody before he met Annie Hall.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - July 17
Steven Spielberg made his foray into the genre with this memorable classic.

Blade Runner - July 24
Ridley Scott likes his Sci-Fi universes dark and somber; Blade Runner (at least the Director's Cut) is one of the most depressing movies ever made; but it's essential viewing.

Brazil - July 31
If the studios don't leave him the hell alone, Terry Gilliam will never be able to make another film like Brazil again. Madness; dreams; a fantastical dystopia like no other! It's 1984 filtered through the mind of a former Monty Python.

Gattaca - August 7
Clones run amok in this fan-favourite from the mind that brought us the Truman Show.

The Matrix - August 14
Even your grandma likes this movie.

Minority Report - August 21
Spielberg's take on Philip K. Dick. A break-neck paced adventure with striking visuals and a little bit of Dick's quirkiness sprinkled in for good measure.

Metropolis (with Trip Hop beats) - August 28
Fritz Lang's influential silent classic will be accompanied by the electronic stylings of Canadian producer, composer, remixer and dj Andrew McPherson.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

Jason Momoa keeps getting spotted all over Toronto

Movie based on musical that starred Ariana Grande is being filmed in Toronto

The trailer for the new Saw movie is out and Toronto is all over it

Toronto filmmaker in the running to win Oscar for best documentary short

Toronto street has been transformed into the 1940s for a movie shoot

A new movie called Man From Toronto will star Kevin Hart and Jason Statham

A trailer for the Rob Ford crack scandal movie was just released

Toronto is getting a live sing-a-long version of the awful Cats movie