Aug 23, 2017

Movie Night 2017The weather didn’t fully cooperate but Toronto Port Authority (TPA) Sugar Beach Sail-In Cinema returned for its annual free movie festival on the city’s waterfront on August 17-19.

There were two ways to enjoy the films on the four-story screen – from Sugar Beach or better yet from the comfort of your boat and boaters in droves usually pick that latter way. For the past two years the event has been a roaring boat-in success, but this year, some boats showed up and anchored, but they needed to deal with the waves.

Movie night - from Sugar beach

 

 

 

The Port Authority was very well organized about the boating aspects.
Smaller vessels were anchored closest to the markers while large vessels anchored behind them (see map below). Prime viewing space was limited so boats were encouraged to arrive early to grab a spot.

Movie night setup

The Toronto Police Services Marine Unit was on site. Markers were placed on the screen's south side to mark the line boaters were to anchor behind. Boaters were advised to use caution in the area and to take direction from the Marine Unit.

On board, the boat audience could listen to the movie audio through the boat audio system or portable radio on radio frequencies 90.50000 MHz and 95.50000 MHz. All boat operators were required to have a powered vessel operator's permit and a pleasure craft operator card.

Click HERE for some local TV coverage of the event.

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