A great way for Torontonians to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial is in the heart of the city at Yonge-Dundas Square while catching a fun flick with City Cinema presented by NOW.

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Yonge-Dundas Square is honouring all things Canadian with a lineup of films that feature Canucks, Comedy, and (John) Candy! The final film will be selected via an Audience Choice contest so City Cinema presented by NOW will close out the season with the most Canadian thing of all … democracy!

Every Tuesday at sunset from June 27 – August 29 (please check individual listings for start time), Yonge-Dundas Square becomes the best destination to pull up a chair and enjoy a movie featuring some of Canada’s greatest talent, including Catherine O’Hara, Seth Rogen, Dan Akyroyd, Jim Carrey, and Eugene Levy.

Each feature screening will be preceded by a film by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) including William Shatner Sings Oh Canada, each evening along with I Can Make Art…Like Andrew Qappik and Never Lose Sight (June 27), The Sweater and Ryan (July 4), Margaret Laurence and First Lady of Manawak (July 11), Trans Canada Summer (July 18), and Ladies & Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen (July 25).

City Cinema will continue through August 29 with The Truman Show (August 1), The Great Outdoors (August 8), Take This Waltz (August 15), Men With Brooms (August 22),  and NOW Audience Choice; visit nowtoronto.com/citycinemavote to choose the final screening of the summer (August 29), plus more NFB films!

Admission is FREE to all City Cinema screenings at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!

All programming is subject to change

  • Tue, 27 June, 8:00 pm-11:00pm
    City Cinema Presents: Strange Brew
    On Tuesday, June 27, Strange Brew (1983) starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Canada’s most famous hosers will kick off this summer’s film series. Bob and Doug McKenzie get jobs at a brewery only to find “something funny is brewing at Elsinore Castle.” Each feature screening (...)
  • Tue, 4 July, 8:00 pm-11:00pm
    City Cinema Presents: Bon Cop, Bad Cop
    On Tuesday, July 4, head down to YDS to watch Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) starring Patrick Huard, Colm Feore, and Lucie Laurier, for free before catching the sequel in theatres for not free! Each feature screening will be preceded by a film by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) includi (...)
  • Tue, 11 July, 8:00 pm-11:00pm
    City Cinema Presents: Whip It
    On Tuesday, July 11, don’t think Devo, think blood, bruises, and roller skates when Whip It (2009) starring Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, and Kristen Wiig screens at YDS.   Each feature screening will be preceded by a film by the National Film Board of Canada ( (...)
  • Tue, 18 July, 8:00 pm-11:00pm
    City Cinema Presents: The Naked Gun
    On Tuesday, July 18, The Naked Gun (1988) starring Leslie Nielson and Priscilla Presley in a tale as old as time; “Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.” Eac (...)


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