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Toronto Cinephiles Getting Their Summer Fix at Yonge and Dundas

By Tamoor Hasan (@trhasan)

If you’re in the mood for outdoor entertainment, then Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square has just what you need. Every Tuesday and Wednesday night the Square opens up for its annual City Cinema series.

On Tuesday nights, you get to enjoy series of short and feature films shown on the big screen, transforming Yonge-Dundas Square into a wide open outdoor theatre, where everyone has a seat. The films shown vary in theme, but are guaranteed to have you laughing non-stop. Come on down and watch such films as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spaceballs, and Wayne’s World.

(pizza the hut) Spaceballs moive


Wednesday nights are a bit different. It’s less comedy and more great drama or concert DVDs. July 6, come down and see Buena Vista Social Club, Wim Wenders’ amazing behind-the-scenes look at the 90’s music scene in Havana, Cuba. Other Wednesday shows include The Last Waltz, Toronto Rocks, and the 1981 classic Chariots of Fire.

Chariots of Fire movie


The series runs from June 28 to September 7. And once we’re done, it’s back to school time.

 Admission is free, and all are invited. Be sure you’re well behaved, so that everyone has the same enjoyable experience. In some cases, viewer discretion is advised. As a reminder, the films start airing in the evening. Be at the Square by 7:30, and get in on the action. 

The Yonge-Dundas Square City Cinema Series is sponsored by the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area. For more information on City Cinema, visit