Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Free Party @ TIFF Bell Lightbox- September 12

To celebrate the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, a free block party will be held September 12, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, with an array of programming in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district, including a concert line-up, free pastries and a movie star look-alike contest.

Following the official ribbon cutting, TIFF will offer free admission to the building @ Reitman Square, welcoming visitors to experience special screenings, film-based artworks from artists/filmmakers and the 'Essential Cinema' exhibition.

After negotiating with filmmaker Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters"), whose family owns the land, TIFF Bell Lightbox was constructed as a five-storey complex, designed by architecture firm KPMB, with support by sponsors Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the King and John Festival Corporation (the Reitman family and Daniels Corporation), RBC, BlackBerry, the Copyright Collective of Canada, the Slaight Family Foundation, The Daniels Corporation, NBC Universal Canada, the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the Harbinger Foundation, Mackenzie Financial, CIBC and BMO...