Saturday’s finally here and we all know what that means – movies! As usual, Toronto is a weekend movie-goer’s paradise. Here is what’s happening today on the Scene for Saturday, August 18, 2012.
At 11:00 am, Mouse Hunt is playing at select Cineplex theaters as part of their Family Favourites screening of the summer. Watch a tiny mouse outsmarts the likes of Nathan Lane and impeccable physical comedian Lee Evans and laugh your heads off.
At Camera Bar on Queen West today at 3:00 pm, their Saturday screening is famed Canadian Ivan Reitman’s Meatballs. This is the movie that launched Reitman’s career, and a little Bill Murray never hurt either.
Documentary fans have another feast today at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Get your groove on at 1 pm with The Last Waltz and then get inspired by counterculture underdogs making waves in a new sport with Dogtown and Z-Boys at 4 pm. Put your serious hat on at 6:30 pm with This Space Available, an examination of the impact of outdoor advertising in public spaces. Cap off your informative day with Searching for Sugar Man 9:30 pm and find out how one failed Detroit musician inspired counterculture youth the world over.
There’s always TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto’s very own modern movie palace, and today’s offerings do not disappoint. You can catch the magical Beasts of the Southern Wild, the acclaimed Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, and the ballet dancing doc First Position. To mark the opening of the new exhbition, X-Men Master: Gordon Smith you can catch X-Men at 12:00 pm and X2 at 2:30 pm. If you’re feeling more European today catch Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at 5:30 pm. Check tiff.net for all showtimes.
If you still haven’t caught Jaws, you get another chance tonight at 9:15 pm at the Revue Cinema. East enders can see Wes Anderson’s latest Moonrise Kingdom tonight at 7:00 pm.
Last, but definitely not least, Dimensions gets its Canadian premiere tonight at Projection Booth East at 8:00 pm. This is the one and only screening, so be there or be square.
So make your choices, plot it out on a map with the most efficient routes between theatres, and don’t forget the popcorn money!
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