As I continue to wait for a summer movie to dazzle me, at least I can take solace in the fact that I can see some assured fun times on a big screen in Toronto this summer. Unfortunately, they are primarily fun times I’ve already seen, but they still make for a good night out never the less.
Dundas Square is a little patch of our city that looks like something out of BLADE RUNNER, and every summer they show free movies outside once a week (including, apropriately enough, BLADE RUNNER two summers ago). Sometimes you see things you’ve never seen on a big screen before, sometimes you have to laugh as things like streetcars and fire engines distract your concentration, and sometimes you even get rained on. Still – lots of fun.
This year they’re calling it the “Safecracker Series”. Here’s what’s on deck, and there’s a few I’m already circling on the calender…
THE HOT ROCK – July 6th, 8:30pm
A FISH CALLED WANDA – July 15th, 8:30pm
OUT OF SIGHT – July 20th, 8:30pm
THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR Double Feature – July 27th
(’68 Original 6:30: ’99 Remake 9pm)
OCEAN’S 11 Double Feature – August 3rd
(’60 Original 6:30, ’01 Remake 9pm)
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN – August 10th, 8:30pm
INSIDE MAN – August 17th, 8:30pm
THE BANK JOB – August 24th, 8:30pm
THE ITALIAN JOB Double Feature
(’69 Original 6:30: ’03 Remake 9pm)