Charlie Chaplin in "City Lights" (1931 Silent) Free Outdoor Event

CITY LIGHTS

WRITTEN, DIRECTED, PRODUCED, ORIGINAL MUSIC AND STARRING THE INCOMPARABLE CHARLIE CHAPLIN

On Wednesday, July 17th, TIFF in the Park will be presenting Charlie Chaplin's 1931 silent classic, City Lights. It will be held outside in David Pecaut Square, a little west of Roy Thompson Hall.

We showed another masterpiece of Chaplin's, The Circus, a few months ago at The Central and City Lights is every bit as great.

Charlie, the Little Tramp, meets a beautiful blind girl selling flowers and falls in love with her. Because of his kindness, she falls in love with him as well, not realizing that he is a poor Tramp. There is an operation that can cure her but unfortunately her family is in bad financial trouble. Charlie will do just about anything to get the money that will help her. The Little Tramp saves the life of a suicidal rich drunk and the wealthy man suddenly becomes Charlie's best friend. Or is he? Because of his on again, off again friendship with the wealthy drunk, Charlie is able to become the girl's benefactor. Not being able to see him, the blind girl believes that Charlie is the wealthy man that is helping her and her family. She eventually has the operation that cures her. Once she actually sees him will the Little Tramp get the girl in the end?  

At 8:00 PM let's begin to gather at the SW corner of King and Simcoe, under the Roy Thomson Hall sign. Shortly after that we'll take a very short walk over to David Pecaut Square, just a few steps away. The movie will begin at 9:15 PM. 

I suggest bringing a folding chair or a blanket for sitting.

If you're late and wish to join us, you can text or call me at[masked]-8372. This way I can help you to find our group. My phone will be turned off at 9:15 (movie time), so don't be late.

We look forward to seeing you!!

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  • Dagmar

    Hi Alex, I thoroughly enjoyed this, sitting under the blue sky surrounded by all these amazing building. And I had almost forgotten how much fun Charlie Chaplin still is. So, thank you soooo much for organizing this. Will see you next time.

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Thanks for coming out, Dagmar!! It was a pleasure to meet you.

      July 18, 2013

  • Lori

    Sorry I left during the movie, Alex. Was just too hot and getting a little light-headed so needed to walk around. It was good to be there anyway and enjoyed what I did see of the movie.

    July 18, 2013

    • Alex S.

      I hope that you're feeling okay now, Lori.

      July 18, 2013

  • Alex S.

    A thoroughly enjoyable evening!!

    July 18, 2013

  • Diana S.

    Thanks see u soon

    July 18, 2013

  • Lynne

    A great evening - so nice to see everyone. I haven't watched Chaplin in a long time and this movie is thoroughly entertaining. I love this venue!!!

    July 18, 2013

  • Dave B.

    great time tonight enjoyed seeing the movie outdoors once they fixed the framing lol good seeing everyone there

    July 18, 2013

  • harry r.

    Sorry for the late change of plans, it's too hot for me to want to venture out again.

    July 17, 2013

  • Diana S.

    Sorry Alex I am having a airconditioner installed today finally

    July 17, 2013

    • Alex S.

      And I had your umbrella all packed too. :)

      July 17, 2013

  • Rose K.

    I won't be able to make this one, I won't have time to buy a folding chair before then. Hope you all have a nice time!

    July 16, 2013

  • Jenny H.

    Will be attend

    June 10, 2013

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