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Cabaret (1972) at the Corktown Common Park
Cabaret (1972) is an American musical drama directed by Bob Fosse and stars Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey. In 1931 Berlin, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. The film holds the record for winning the most Academy Awards by a film which did not win the Oscar for Best Picture. Among the eight Oscars it did win are: Best Director, Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), and Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey). On the American Film Institute’s 2007 list of the 100 greatest American films of all time, Cabaret appears at #63, and on their list of the greatest American musicals of all time it is 5th on the list just behind Singing’ in the Rain, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music. Rotten Tomatoes: 95% IMDb: 7.8/10 Roger Ebert: ★★★½ (out of 4) Running Time: 124 minutes This film is being screened as part of a four week series of outdoor movies at Corktown Common Park and is presented by the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (link below), who are the same people that present the Christie Pits Film Festival. Each Thursday's screening will be preceded by one or two locally produced shorts and this evening's short will be She Stoops to Conquer (2014). ■■■ TICKET INFORMATION: ■■■ According to the their website admission is Pay What You Can / Free with a suggested donation of $10. As always, there is no additional meetup fee. ■■■ MEETING SPOT: ■■■ At 7:30pm we will meet at Corktown Common Park (155 Bayview Avenue, south of Queen Street, just west of the Don River). As soon as we get there we will stakeout a good spot. You can spot the organizer (Mark) by looking for someone with messy black hair, a green Sprite™ t-shirt and a black messenger bag. The event promoters suggest bringing a blanket, but I think it might be ok to bring a chair, although you will likely have to sit at the back or the sides of the viewing area as now to block the view of those on blankets. The screening starts at sunset, which will be at 8:54pm on July 19th. For those using public transit, the closest streetcar stops are those at River Street on the Queen (501 or 502) or King (503 or 504) streetcar routes. When you get off the streetcar go south on River Street - about a five minute walk to the park. ■■■ BEFORE THE MOVIE: ■■■ It will be too late for most to grab a bite or drink after the movie. Before the movie, starting at 7pm, there will be a few food vendors setup and a popcorn stand near the screening area. We will have some time between the time we stakeout our spot and the time the movie starts, so why not bring some food with you and we'll have ourselves a picnic. ■■■ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ■■■ Toronto Outdoor Picture Show: Movies at Corktown Common Park: Upcoming meetups:

★ Corktown Commons Park

155 Bayview Avenue · Toronto, ON

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Are you a fan of classic movies? Then this is the meetup group for you.

Join now and become part of a group that goes out to classic movie screenings a couple of times each month in downtown Toronto.

For the purpose of this group we are going to define classic movies as those that are at least forty years old. This will give us a wide range of potential viewing options from the early silent era right up to the mid‑1970s. This is similar to the range used by TCM (Turner Classic Movies cable tv channel).

After each scheduled movie we usually go to a restaurant, bar or coffee shop to hangout with one another and talk about the movies we enjoy.

Although Toronto's rep theatres do not show as many classic movies as they use to, there are still many classic movies being shown each month. In addition to the scheduled movie meetups, we will also attempt to keep everyone updated on the various gems being shown in Toronto's movie theatres. Take a peek at the Classic Movie Calendar ( (currently out‑of‑date) as well as our list of Places to see Classic Movies in Toronto (

Even if you may not be interested in the movies we currently have scheduled, please take a minute to signup today and then you'll find out about future meetings as soon as they are scheduled.

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Group policies:

Cellphones must be turned off or kept in silent mode (no sound and no vibration) and MUST NOT be glanced at or used under any circumstances once previews have started. If you have an emergency and you need to talk, text, or call someone, please step out of the theatre to avoid disturbing others. Use of your cell phone once the previews have started could result in your removal from the group. This policy also applies to the use of computers, tablets, and smart watches.

Talking during the movie is also a potential cause for removal from this group. Our group normally goes out for a bite or a drink after the movie at which time we will have lots of time to talk about the movies, therefore it should not be necessary to talk during the movie and possibly disturb the viewing experience of others.

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