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Toronto is getting a new outdoor movie theatre with free popcorn

Drive-In Downsview is a pop-up drive-in cinema coming to The Hangar District at Downsview Park this May.  

It's no secret that Toronto is obsessed with both drive-in and al-fresco outdoor movie screenings, and the Drive-in Downsview will be a hybrid of both styles, so you go either as a carpool or just bring your lawn chair and sit under the stars.

The event is being put together by the same folks who brought us Hangar Skate and the Light Up Downsview show.

Admission is pay-what-you-can, with all the proceeds being donated to a different local charity to match the theme of the screening.

Screening schedule
  • May 13th - 90s coming-of-age film, Smoke Signals, with proceeds going to support the MCFN Youth Education Grant Program.
  • May 21st - Jessica Alba in her classic dance movie, Honey, with proceeds going to Just BGraphic.
  • May 28th - The latest installment of Puss in Boots, with all proceeds going to the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Snacks and refreshments will also be provided totally free. How's that for a change of pace at the movies?

Unlike other outdoor film fests like the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show where it's first-come-first-serve for a spot, this event requires you to book your ticket online in advance, so get yours now while they're still available.

Screenings are set go ahead rain or shine!

Lead photo by

Zhifei Zhou

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