Calling All Toronto Movie Lovers! Get your popcorn ready, TIFF is bringing back its popular – and FREE - outdoor series called TIFF in the Park.
Together with the Toronto Entertainment District BIA, they will be presenting a film favourite every Wednesday night at sundown, beginning June 27th until August 29th outside at David Pecaut Square.
The series is programmed by Shane Smith, TIFF’s Director of Public Programming, and this year features 10 screwball comedies, including The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday and It Happened One Night – perfect for a date night this summer.
Last year, 1000 people to some of the screenings, and the CN Tower glows gold in honour of the occasion, so it’s a really fun atmosphere with a lovely backdrop and a great opportunity for you to showcase a fun and free event in Toronto this summer.
Take advantage of Special Offers to make it a night out for the entire family at www.torontoed.com. This official Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area website also has a complete listing of all TIFF in the Park films.
Here’s the Show Sched:
TIFF in the Park Film Schedule
Every Wednesday – note starting times change with time of sunset
June 27, 9:15pm: Trouble in Paradise (83 minutes) A gentleman thief romances a rich Parisian widow— to the distress of his smitten partner in crime — in this sparkling romantic comedy from the great Ernst Lubitsch, starring Herbert Marshall, Kay Francis, and Miriam Hopkins.
July 4, 9:15pm: My Man Godfrey (94 minutes) A carefree socialite hires a loquacious bum to be her butler, but finds that he’s far more than his shabby attire would lead one to believe, starring Carole Lombard and William Powell.
July 11, 9:15pm: The Palm Beach Story (88 minutes) Copious wackiness ensues when a devoted young wife, played by Claudette Colbert, heads to Palm Beach for a quickie divorce from her impoverished husband and an almost as quick marriage to a rich man, for the most natural of reasons: so that she can funnel her newfound wealth back to her soon‐to‐be ex.
July 18, 9:15pm: Raising Arizona (94 minutes) Nicolas Cage gives one of his signature performances as an affable ex‐con who gets embroiled in a bizarre baby‐napping scheme in Joel and Ethan Coen’s cracked comedy.
July 25. 9:15pm: His Girl Friday (92 minutes) A convincing newspaper editor will do anything to get his ex‐wife and star reporter back on the job In Howard Hawk’s frantically funny farce, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
August 1, 9:00pm: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (95 minutes) In this rare straight comedy outing from Alfred Hitchcock, a happily married couple, Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard, discover that their marriage certificate was invalid—but when they are obliged to head to the altar again, they suddenly have doubts as to whether they should ever have been together at all.
August 8, 9:00pm: The Philadelphia Story (112 minutes) On the eve of her wedding, a haughty socialite has her carefully laid plans thrown off track by the arrival of her ex‐husband and a smitten reporter in this sophisticated, Academy Award‐winning comedy classic, starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart.
August 15, 9:00pm: What’s Up, Doc? (94 minutes) Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal mug their way through some supremely silly situations in Peter Bogdanovich’s 1970s salute to the classic screwball comedies of yesteryear.
August 22, 8:30pm: The Lady Eve (94 minutes) When a beautiful con artist falls for, and is spurned by, her latest target, she concocts a brilliantly simple scheme to get her own back, played by Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
August 29, 8:30pm: It Happened One Night (105 minutes ) An out‐of‐work newspaper reporter hitches himself to an heiress on the run to grab an exclusive story in Frank Capra’s beloved, multiple Academy Award‐winning classic, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
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