Free Flicks at Harbourfront Returns for Summer 2013

Actress Liv Tyler, photo lichtmaedel2
Liv Tyler, photo lichtmaedel2
Harbourfront WestJet Stage in Toronto, photo Wanda G
WestJet Stage at Harbourfront, photo Wanda G

Sometimes the most fun things to do in Toronto are the simplest ones like watching movies outside in the night air, a summer pastime dating back to old school drive-ins of the 60s and 70s. You can experience this summer entertainment at Harbourfront Centre, which is offering free films every Wednesday night from July 3 to August 28, 2013 at the WestJet Stage.

Norm Wilner, NOW Magazine’s film critic, chose the films to underscore this year’s theme of Invented Worlds, films which are fantasy-focused and ripe from the imaginations of their directors and writers. The following films will be screened on Wednesday evenings at Harbourfront in the summer of 2013 rain or shine:

Wednesday, July 3 at approximately 9 p.m.

Little Shop of Horrors (PG) – Director’s Cut
Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, John Candy, Bill Murray and Steve Martin
Directed by: Frank Oz

Wednesday, July 10 at approximately 9 p.m.

Galaxy Quest (PG)
Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Tony Shalhob
Directed by: Dean Parisot

Actress Liv Tyler, photo lichtmaedel2
Liv Tyler, photo lichtmaedel2

Wednesday, July 17 at approximately 9 p.m.

Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (PG)
Starring: Clay-animated film featuring the voices of Peter Sallie, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham-Carter
Directed by: Steve Box and Nick Park

Wednesday, July 24 at approximately 9 p.m.

Top Secret! (AA)
Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif and Michael Gough
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

Wednesday, July 31 at approximately 9 p.m.

Streets of Fire (AA)
Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis and Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Walter Hill

Wednesday, Aug. 7 at approximately 9 p.m.

The Triplets of Belleville (G)
Starring: Béatrice Bonifassi and Lina Boudreault
Directed by: Sylvan Chomet

Wednesday, Aug. 14 at approximately 9 p.m.

That Thing You Do! (PG)
Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry and Charlize Theron
Directed by: Tom Hanks

Wednesday, Aug. 21 at approximately 9 p.m.

Josie and the Pussycats (PG)
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming and Parker Posey
Directed by:  Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan

The audience will be able to choose one of the following movies to be filmed on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by voting online:

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman by Rita Molnar

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)
Wednesday, Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m.
Starring: Animated stop-motion film featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwarzman and Bill Murray
Directed by: Wes Anderson

Moulin Rouge! (PG)
Wednesday, Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan MacGregor and Jim Broadbent
Directed by: Baz Luhrman

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (PG)
Wednesday, Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m.
Starring: Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie
Directed by: Kerry Conran