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Toronto's biggest park is getting drive-in outdoor movie nights under the stars

A safe and fun summer is just getting started as Downsview Park gets ready to host a special drive-in addition of its annual Friday Night Lights outdoor movie series.

The park has teamed up with MADE | NOUS to celebrate Canadian filmmakers with screenings at drive-ins and cine-parcs around the country.

"The pandemic abruptly halted Canadian film productions, impacting the jobs of thousands who work in the vibrant Canadian film production industry," reads a press release.

"The films in the Series were specifically curated to celebrate the big blockbuster productions that were brought to life by Canadian crews and/or Canadian post-production houses."

Friday Night Lights is back for another exciting summer of movies under the stars in Downsview Park. This year it will be a drive-in experience to keep everyone safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19. All movie nights will be located in the Festival Terrace and showtime is at dusk (approx. 9pm). We have partnered up with @made_nous to celebrate the works of Canadian creators in film. All our featured films this summer were either shot in Canada, post-production in Canada and include Canadian actors/directors. We are proud to bring you these movies knowing that it was all done where we call home! For more details visit the link in our bio. #ThisIsMADE * Les « Friday Night Lights » sont de retour pour un nouvel été passionnant de films à la belle étoile au Parc Downsview. Cette année, l’expérience prendra la forme d’un ciné-parc pour assurer la sécurité de tous et réduire le risque de transmission de la COVID-19. Toutes les soirées cinéma se dérouleront sur la terrasse du festival et le spectacle aura lieu au crépuscule (environ 21h00). Nous avons établi un partenariat avec @celebronsNOUS pour célébrer les œuvres de créateurs canadiens dans les domaines du cinéma. Tous nos films présentés cet été ont été tournés au Canada, en postproduction au Canada et comprennent des acteurs / réalisateurs canadiens. Nous sommes fiers de vous apporter ces films en sachant que tout a été fait là où nous appelons chez nous! Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, suivez le lien dans notre bio. #célébronsNOUS

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The MADE in Canada: A Summer Blockbuster Series begins at Downsview with a screening of Arrival by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve on July 3 at 9 p.m. More films will be announced.

The screening is free to attend but requires tickets reserved in advance. Tickets are limited and only one registration per household is allowed for up to five people in the same vehicle.

The special drive-in experience will be located at the park's Festival Terrace at the intersection of John Drury and Carl Hall Road. 

The entire series runs every other Friday from July 3 to September 4, beginning at dusk.

Lead photo by

Richard Eriksson

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