Yonge and Dundas Square

Yonge and Dundas Square Announces Summer Movies


Exciting news Toronto! Yonge and Dundas Square has just announced the City Cinema flicks for this summer. The City Cinema is a weekly summer program of free films projected amongst the billboards, flashing lights and constant sirens at Yonge and Dundas Square. While many find these distractions unnerving, others (myself included) love the idea of watching movies amongst such an interesting crowd. But whether you're into it for the cheap entertainment or for the films, this weekly series is definitely something you have to do at least once.

This is the Square's third year of the series. They began in 2006 with Creature Features such as Jaws and last year's Science Fiction series with films like 2001: A Space Odyssey. This years theme? Romantic Reels! So be sure to bring your main squeeze with you for the cheapest urban date you could hope for. And while the list definitely crosses the line from cheesy romantic fare to crowd-pleasing classics, there is definitely a film for everybody.

With the exception of Brokeback Mountain, Gone With the Wind Part II all films will be Tuesday evenings starting at sunset, which can vary from day to day. But as somebody who has been attending for two years now, the best suggestion I can give is to have somebody show up around 8pm to get very good seats.

Tuesday June 24 - Gone With the Wind - Part I (1939)
Monday June 30 - Gone With the Wind - Part II (1939)
Tuesday July 8 - Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Tuesday July 15 - Romeo Juliet (1996)
Tuesday July 22 - Annie Hall (1977)
Tuesday July 29 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Tuesday August 5 - The Princess Bride (1987)
Tuesday August 12 - Titanic (1997)
Tuesday August 19 - The Notebook (2004)
Tuesday August 26 - Casablanca (1942)

Apparently Casablanca won by a landslide as the most romantic film, to which I have just never understood. Two of my suggestions for this series were My Man Godfrey and Some Like it Hot which both fell on deaf ears. Oh well, maybe next year!

Thanks Mark for spotting my date mix-up!

Photo: Toronto Life by blogTO flickr-pooler wvs


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