Save the dates… Friends of Sorauren Park have announced the 2019 Outdoor Movie season schedule! Next up: Crayze for Swayze Double Bill! Red Dawn and Ghost, August 24. The pizza oven will be open! (Home-made pierogis, too!)
Lawn chairs and inflatable seating/lying work well on the Town Square. Picnic blankets work well on the grassy slope.
Putting our trust in Environment Canada (no pressure), the Game 5 viewing party is on! Friends of Sorauren Park will screen the fifth game in the NBA Finals between the Raptors and the Warriors on the Town Square. Tip-off is at 9 pm tonight, June 10.
While we’re predicting the rain to stop around game time, the park will be damp, so plan accordingly. The Town Square is perfect for lawn chairs and inflatables. Bring a tarp to put underneath blankets if you prefer the grassy areas.
Donations appreciated! It costs more than $1,000 in permit and insurance fees to screen each game, costs picked up by the non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park. We rely on your donations to support this kind of park programming. Cash and credit/debit accepted.
Summer will come, and that means another season of great outdoor movies, brought to you by Friends of Sorauren Park and its sponsors.
Save these dates for movies under the stars:
- Saturday, June 22
- Saturday, July 27
- Saturday, August 24
- Saturday, September 28
Several hundred people packed the Town Square and surrounding lawn for Moana on September 22, following the Basketball Jamboree, kids’ games and Teddy Bear Clinic with real vets (!), and capping off a grand 2018 Sorauren Outdoor Movie Season.
Big thanks to everyone who came out to the free movie screenings, which began in June and included a special add-on screening of Hocus Pocus in collaboration with City of Toronto and Park People. It takes a community to organize, execute and pay for movies (several thousand dollars in permits, licenses, equipment, insurance, supplies, etc.) Thanks to:
- The volunteers who ran the concession and pizza stands, set up and tore down equipment, and promoted and secured sponsorships for the series.
- City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
- Our devoted Presenting Sponsors: Dundas West Animal Hospital, Master Mechanic High Park, Meridian Credit Union.
- Our hard-working pizza oven operator: Pizzeria Defina (a share of all proceeds gets donated back to the park).
- Moana special event sponsors: Scooter Girl Toys, The Little Paper, Friends of Charles G. Williams Park (proceeds to the Charles G playground fund).
The movie series is produced by the Friends of Sorauren Park. The Friends will be meeting over the winter to plan the 2019 series, including strategies to reduce the long (yet congenial) lines at the pizza oven and concession stand… thanks for your patience! You’re invited to join us the first Thursday of most months, 7 pm in the Sorauren Fieldhouse, for the regular monthly meeting of the Friends.
Pizza Oven Sponsor