What is Toronto’s TIFF in the Park?

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Ilona Kauremszky

No drive-ins here.

But instead Toronto’s downtown core amid the flurry of pedestrians, cyclists and cabs, it’s the annual outdoor summer movie night under the stars at one of Toronto’s trendiest urban parks.

David Pecaut Square conveniently located across the street from TIFF HQ transforms into an alfresco cinema dubbed TIFF in the Park.

Every Wednesday starting at dusk (9 pm) until August 28 expect the stars to shine in this avant-garde approach to movie theaters.

The free screenings showcase the tried and true romantic classics. There’s Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone in Amy Heckerling’s clever modern rendition of Jane Austen’s Emma on August 7.

Another Jane Austen themed classic Sense and Sensibility, Ang Lee’s version starring Emma Thompson screens on August 14.

Summer can’t be summer without one Audrey Hepburn classic film. In this case it’s the legendary Roman Holiday starring the cinema icon beside her leading man Gregory Peck. Roman Holiday shows on August 21.

TIFF in the Park’s summer movie night finale ends with a Nick Cassavetes love story, The Notebook starring Toronto gal Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

Bring the popcorn, grab a picnic blanket or find a seat if you can.

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