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June 30, 2004
Yonge-Dundas Square presents City Cinema
  
This summer, Toronto residents and visitors of all ages are invited to relive
that old drive-in theatre feeling of watching movies under the stars with the
launch of Yonge-Dundas Square's City Cinema series. Admission to all
screenings is free.

The Square will be transformed into an outdoor theatre every Tuesday night
beginning July 6 until September 7. All movies begin at 9 p.m. Movie-goers are
encouraged to make it an evening by starting with a meal at one of the area's
multitude of restaurants before making their way to the Square. Food service
will also operate during the screenings, serving light snacks and refreshments.
Limited seating will be provided.

During the month of July, City Cinema will present a series of classic concert
films, from the haunting blues of Ry Cooder, to the soulful and totally
infectious Latino music of Havana, Cuba, to outstanding concert footage of U2,
and The Band.

On July 6, watch the unforgettable Buena Vista Social Club, directed by Wim
Wenders and shot in the studios, the back streets, and the outdoor concert
halls of Havana. These superb Cuban musicians, several in their 90s, were
brought together by Ry Cooder for the recording of a CD of the same name. The
Buena Vista Social Club will fill you with joy and the spirit of intoxicating
music.

A schedule of the screenings is as follows:

July 6 Buena Vista Social Club
July 13 The Last Waltz
July 20 U2: Rattle and Hum
July 27 "Toronto Rocks" Concert
August 3 Woodstock
August 17 Chariots of Fire
August 24 Without Limits
August 31 Spirits of Havana / World Drums
September 7 CBC presents

Yonge-Dundas Square's City Cinema series is sponsored by the Downtown Yonge
Business Improvement Area. For information on the feature films, visit
http://www.ydsquare.ca.

Media contact:
Patrick Carnegie, Yonge-Dundas Square, 416-979-9960



 

 

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