Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

August 21, 2020

August 30, 2020

Free, Tickets Required

Fort York National Historic Site, Fort York Boulevard, Toronto


Events Description

TOPS will present a special 10-night programme at Fort York to celebrate our tenth summer season of communal outdoor cinema programming across the city of Toronto.

Ten Years of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will welcome 100 safely distanced onsite audience members to the grounds of Fort York each evening, with free tickets obtained in advance. Film lovers who live in the high rises overlooking the walled fort with a view of the big TOPS screen can join the event from their rear windows and balconies, tuning in to the show’s audio from their own speakers (like at the drive-in!).

This unique programme includes 10 of the most memorable feature films paired with 10 of the most impactful short films selected from our first decade of programming across the city. These are movies that we’ve always wanted to revisit, and we can’t wait to share them with you again or for the first time. As a special highlight, opening weekend audiences will also be treated to the World Premieres of two new short films that were funded by the festival for our anniversary season, The Women’s Hour and Tips Are Appreciated.

Friday, Aug 21: Rear Window with short films Dinette and the World Premiere of The Women’s Hour
Sat, Aug 22: Big with short films The Little Deputy and the World Premiere of Tips Are Appreciated
Sun, Aug 23: Rafiki with short film The Drop In
Mon, Aug 24: Roman Holiday with short film Long Branch
Tues, Aug 25: Do the Right Thing with short film Savage
Weds, Aug 26: The Lunchbox with short film Lunchbox Loser
Thurs, Aug 27: Thelma & Louise with short film Glitter’s Wild Women
Friday, Aug 28: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset & Before Midnight with short film 100 Musicians
Sat, Aug 29: Twister with short film Blackout
Sun, Aug 30: Nosferatu with short film The Guest

Who is it for?

All ages


Free tickets – Tickets Required
There will be no admission without an advance ticket

How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

August 21 to 30, 2020

Gates open @ 6:30pm / Showtime @ sundown

Snacks and alcoholic beverages for sale (no outside alcohol permitted)
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Films are screened with captioning

Friday, August 21, 2020

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954, USA)
Short Film: Dinette (Christopher Lazar & Gwynne Phillips, 2017, Canada) and the World Premiere of The Women’s Hour (Allison Johnston, Briana Templeton & Gwynne Phillips, 2020, Canada)

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Big (Penny Marshall, 1988, USA)
Short Film: The Little Deputy (Trevor Anderson, 2015, Canada) and the World Premiere of Tips are Appreciated (Trevor Anderson, 2020, Canada)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, Kenya)
Short Film: The Drop In (Naledi Jackson, 2017, Canada)

Monday, August 24, 2020

Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953, USA)
Short Film: Long Branch (Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark, 2011, Canada)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989, USA)
Short Film: Savage (Lisa Jackson, 2009, Canada)

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra, 2013, India/France/Germany/USA/Canada)
Short Film: Lunchbox Loser (Virginia Abramovich, 2013, Canada)

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991, USA)
Short Film: Glitter’s Wild Women (Roney, 2018, Canada)

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995, USA/Austria)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004, USA/France)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013, USA/Greece)
Short Film: 100 Musicians (Charles Officer, 2012, Canada)

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Twister (Jan de Bont, 1996, USA)
Short Film: Blackout (Sharron Mirsky, 2013, Canada)

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922, Germany) with recorded score by Del Bel
Short Film: The Guest (Nick Rodgers, 2015, Canada)

Venue & Address :

“Walled Fort” of Fort York National Historic Site – entry at west gates of 100 Garrison Road

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