Special Screenings: A League Of Their Own, Beetlejuice, Minions, The Theory Of Everything and more

There's a whole lotta FREE movie screenings happening across Toronto. And the films don't suck!


Thursday, July 21

Cast From The Storm Screening a documentary about a group of teen survivors from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and Serbia who meet to share their experiences, followed by Q&A w/ cast and crew. 6:30-8:30 pm. $10 (benefits Lifeline Syria). Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor W. mosaicinstitute.ca.

Drops Of Heaven Documentary by Atsunori Kawamura about the origins of the “soup of life” made by chef and essayist Yoshiko Tatsumi. 6:30 pm. Free. Pre-register. Japan Foundation, 2 Bloor E. jftor.org.

Microwave Massacre Rue Morgue Cinemacabre Movie Nights presents the 1983 film by Wayne Berwick. 8 pm. $10. Royal Cinema, 608 College. rue-morgue.com.

Minions Outdoor screening of the 2015 computer-animated comedy film. 9 pm. Free. Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. jamespasternak.ca.

OSC Omnimax Films Screenings of A Beautiful Planet and America Wild: National Parks Adventure. Daily, see website for times. $9-$13. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. ontariosciencecentre.ca.

Winona Forever Double screening of Beetlejuice 7 pm, and Heathers 9 pm.  Pwyc. Videofag, 187 Augusta. videofag.com.

Friday, July 22

Enter The Dragon Screening of the 1973 film starring Bruce Lee. 8 pm. $8 adv. Royal Cinema, 608 College. universe.com/kff-etd.

Jurassic Park Outdoor movie screening. 8:30 pm. FREE. Liberty Village Park, 71 E Liberty. libertyresidents@gmail.com.

The Theory Of Everything Outdoor film screening as part of Cultura festival. 9:30 pm. FREE. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. culturafestival.ca.

Saturday, July 23

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Moonlight Movies presents the 2005 musical fantasy film by Tim Burton. Pre-show family activities in the park from 7:30 pm, film at 9 pm. FREE. Parkway Forest Park, 80 Parkway Forest. parkpeople.ca/moonlightmovies.

Far From Iran Pleasure Dome presents Does The Sand Hear The Waves? by Taravat Khalili and The Host by Miranda Pennell. 8 pm, $8, stu $5. CineCycle, 129 Spadina. pdome.org.

Urban Wisdom Illustrated talk by Reg Hartt (What Is A Jane Jacobs City?) and screening of Don Alexander’s 2004 film. Sat-Sun 7 pm. $20 donation. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Viletones At The Phoenix Screening of a live show recorded in Aug 2015. 9 pm. $20 donation. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Sunday, July 24

A League Of Their Own Screen Queens present the 1992 Penny Marshall film. 8 pm. $10 adv. Royal Cinema, 608 College. universe.com/events/B08ZF7.

I Put A Hit On You Outdoor screening of the 2014 feature and shorts Long Branch and The Lamp. At sundown, approximately 9 pm. FREE/pwyc ($10 sugg donation). Bring your own blanket. Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor W. christiepitsff.com.

Urban Wisdom See Jul 23.

Monday, July 25

The Birth Of Sake Documentary by Erik Shirai about the 144-year old Yoshida Brewery. 6:30 pm. Free. Pre-register. Japan Foundation, 2 Bloor E. jftor.org.

Cineforum Where The North Begins (1923) at 5 pm. Sand (1920) at 7 pm. The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (1921) at 9 pm. $5-$10 donation. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Tuesday, July 26

The Fabric Of Time Screening of the 2007 film by David Priest. 3 pm. $20 donation. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

The Free Screen: Born In Flames Screening of Lizzie Borden’s radical feminist masterpiece about two female-run pirate radio stations that foment rebellion against a patriarchal Socialist Democratic government that has not lived up to its promises. 8:45 pm. FREE. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net.

Wednesday, July 27

Beach Village Outdoor Movie Nights Family-friendly movies in the park, Wednesdays at dusk until Aug 31. Venue is either Ivan Forrest Gardens (131 Glen Manor) or Kew Gardens (Queen & Lee), see website for info. FREE. thebeachvillage.com.

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Screening of the 1998 film and an NFB short, outdoors at dusk (9 pm). FREE. Union Station, 65 Front W. torontounion.ca.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Ladies of Burlesque present a screening of the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe with a live burlesque performance. 8 pm. $10 adv. Royal Cinema, 608 College. universe.com/lob-gpb.

The Mighty Quinn Free Flicks presents an outdoor screening of the 1989 film by Carl Schenkel. At dusk (approx 8:45 pm). FREE. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.

Reel Asian Retro Summer Screenings The Joy Luck Club (1993, Wayne Wang) at 5:45 pm Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee) at 8:30 pm. $12/film, 4-pack $32 (second screening Aug 25). TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. reelasian.com.

Under The Stars: Jab We Met Outdoor screening of the 2007 film by Imtiaz Ali in the park. Music, games, arts and craft and performances from 7-8:30 pm, screening at 9 pm. FREE. Bring a blanket/chair. Regent Park, 620 Dundas E. regentparkfilmfestival.com.

film festivals

Open Roof Festival Outdoor film and music festival every Tue or Wed from Jun 21 to Aug 24. Doors 7:30 pm, live bands play shortly thereafter and films begin at sundown. $15. 99 Sudbury, at Lisgar. openrooffestival.com.

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