City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square Continues with RUSH, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, TOMMY BOY and More
YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) continues the thrill and excitement of outdoor film screenings with CITY CINEMA presented by MINI Canada! Toronto's longest running and most popular outdoor film screening series has lots more wonderful programming to make this a summer to remember.
The first half of CITY CINEMA is still going strong and has audiences at YDS laughing and crying at such classics as Trainspotting and To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. The fun continues tonight with the classic comedy National Lampoon's Vacation.
A minor change to the schedule later this month brings big fun to the Square. On July 29, the unveiling of the exclusive MINI James Hunt Edition at YDS will take place. There will be lots of surprises and specials guests at YDS throughout the day, concluding with the film based around the story of Formula One racer, James Hunt himself, in Rush (2013). Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl and Olivia Wilde drive this film through the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s.
Audience members are also encouraged to drop by the Square during the day to participate in the production of MINI-themed movie trailers which will be shown before each City Cinema screening. (Almost Famous, originally scheduled for July 29, will screen on September 2.)
On August 5, one of the most climatic car chases in film history from the original The Italian Job (1969) will race into YDS. Michael Caine puts the pedal to the metal in this classic cult hit.
On August 12, YDS will showcase a supreme cast of Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Adams, Jane Lynch, Michael Clark Duncan and many more in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006). Born to be the fastest man alive, Ricky Bobby, becomes NASCAR's #1 driver, until a French Formula One driver tries to knock Ricky off his pedestal.
On August 19, Across the Universe (2007), will make sure YDS knows that "all you need is love" with music from The Beatles providing the backdrop to this romantic film. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director, Julie Taymor, Across the Universe stars Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, and Joe Anderson.
On August 26, Tommy Boy (1995) stumbles into hearts once again almost 20 years after its original release. An all-star comedic cast of Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Dennehy, and many more, keeps the laughs coming in this goofy comedy.
On September 2, CITY CINEMA presented by MINI Canada will conclude with Almost Famous (2000). Follow a young boy as he is given the chance to write for Rolling Stone, and tour with an up and coming rock band. Loosely based on director Cameron Crowe's experience as a young music writer, the Oscar-winning film features an all-star cast including Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Anna Paquin, and Billy Crudup.
While these films grossed hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, YDS and MINI are giving them to Toronto audiences for FREE! For a full schedule of events, visit www.ydsquare.ca.
Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE For more information and a full schedule of events, visit YDSquare.ca. All programming is subject to change.
About Yonge-Dundas Square: YDS is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and as an event venue that can accommodate events of various sizes. You'll discover a wide range of activities on the Square: community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions - events that appeal to residents and tourists alike and provide a showcase for local businesses. YDS Board of Management is an agency of the City of Toronto.
About MINI Canada: BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI. BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs and protection products on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total network of 44 BMW automobile retail centres, 20 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 30 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.