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YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE Presented by Virgin Mobile A Summer of Free Live Music and Movies Continues!
TORONTO (ONTARIO) July 30, 2015
The epicenter of Toronto, YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS), will be teeming with free live music, and movies about music, all summer long!
Toronto loves movies, and free movies even more! The only downside is sitting in an overly air-conditioned theatre on a beautiful night. Well, YDS has a solution! Every Tuesday night at sunset, YDS will transform into an open-air movie theatre for MINI Canada presents City Cinema: BUT CAN THEY ACT? Music Icons in Film. Each City Cinema screening in the Square will be preceded by a short concert film from the Live at Massey Hall concert series, which has featured such Canadian artists as Destroyer (August 4), Zaki Ibrahim (August 18) and Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (August 25).
On August 4 @ 7:45pm, a double-bill starting with Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, and Cesare Danova in a story that has Elvis at the wheel, but Ann-Margret driving will be followed by Elvis: That’s The Way It Is! (1970); a documentary with a backstage pass to the life of Elvis Presley.
On August 11 @ 9pm,sleuthing around in YDS isn’t needed to find Dick Tracy (1990) with Madonna and Warren Beatty where a detective finds his life vastly complicated while trying to battle the mob.
On August 18 @ 6:45pm, The Wiz (1978) will leave Torontonians saying “I don’t think we’re in YDS anymore!” when Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Richard Pryor star in the film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and later the Broadway musical of the same name, which won seven Tony Awards. Following The Wiz will be a compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepares for his series of sold-out shows in London in Michael Jackson’s This Is It! (2009).
On August 25 @ 9pm, Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) with Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, and Carey Mulligan will show YDS a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
One of Toronto’s best ways to jumpstart the weekend is with Virgin Mobile presents Indie Fridays every Friday night at 8:30pm, but get there early to grab a spot at the Beer Garden, which opens at 4pm! On August 7, returning to YDS are the indie rock band who straddle the line of rock n’ roll and pop, Fast Romantics. As well as Juno Award nominated, Kandle & the Krooks’ elegiac and moody brand of singing and songwriting.
On August 14, South African-Canadian conceptual singer, multi-dimensional storyteller, performing artist, director, choreographer, fashion icon and talented vocalist, Zaki Ibrahim will take over the Square.
And closing out August on the 21st are self-described beat junkies Grand Analog who will fill YDS with a beautiful mess of rap'n'roll, dub and soul.
For those on the search for some respite from the hectic pace of life, YDS also transforms into a quiet oasis on scheduled fountain days. And there is always free WIFI for Canadian Virgin Mobile Members. Simply select WIFI@YDS and enter your phone number to hop online.
Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE presented by Virgin Mobile!
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit YDSquare.ca
All programming is subject to change
- Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Mini Canada presents City Cinema - Viva Las Vegas/Elvis: That's the Way It Is! (ft. Elvis Presley)
- Friday, August 7, 2015
Virgin Mobile presents Indie Fridays - Fast Romantics/Kandle & the Krooks
- Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Mini Canada presents City Cinema - Dick Tracey (ft. Madonna)
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Virgin Mobile presents Indie Fridays - Zaki Ibrahim
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Mini Canada presents City Cinema - The Wiz/ This is It! (ft. Michael Jackson)
- Friday, August 21, 2015
Virgin Mobile presents Indie Fridays - Grand Analog
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Mini Canada presents City Cinema - Inside Llewyn Davis (ft. Justin Timberlake)
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