July Outdoor Film Screenings at Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
Yonge-Dundas Square
Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
Yonge-Dundas Square

The Yonge Dundas Square “Tuesdays at Sunset” free outdoor movie night will be showing Dirty Dancing on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 8:57 p.m. The 80s musical, which runs 1 hour and 40 minutes, stars Patrick Swayze as a dance teacher at a fashionable summer resort in the early 60s, and Baby (Jennifer Grey) as a well-to-do vacationer who falls for Swayze. Although the story line is a bit cheesy, the film is notable for the sizzling dance sequences between the professionally-trained Swayze and Grey. Look for Law & Order‘s Jerry Orbach as Baby’s father.

Later in the month on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8:53 p.m., Moulin Rouge hits the Yonge-Dundas outdoor screen. Ewan McGregor stars as a starving poet who falls for Nicole Kidman, a performer at Paris’s famed Moulin Rouge. Kidman proved that she had a decent singing voice and earned an Academy Award nomination for her efforts.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman by Rita Molnar

The last Tuesday night movie of the month on July 26, 2011 at 8:47 p.m. is the film which won 10 Academy Awards, West Side Story. The plot, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as the star-crossed lovers affiliated with opposing New York gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. With a score penned by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, you’ll walk away singing “America,” “Tonight,” and “Somewhere.”

Actress Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood by Marxchivist