With the summer movie festival season in full force now that July has reared its humid head, we’re all about recapturing our youth by way of Drive-In Cinema 2.0… y’know… TTC-In Cinema. Indeed, with a simple token, transfer, and the right stop rung, you can land yourself at an outdoor flick almost any night of the week during the sweltering days of this elusive season.
Naturally, we like to make it an encompassing night out with dinner pre-show and drinks post-show, and here are our top destinations to do both around some of Toronto’s best outdoor film fests…
Christie Pits Film Festival | Sundays through August 10th at Christie Pits Park
Pre-Show Dinner: Barrio Coreano for kalbi beef tacos and lobster tostadas.
Post-Show Drinks: TALLBOYS Craft Beer House for honey stouts.
City Cinema | Tuesdays through September 2nd at Yonge-Dundas Square
Pre-Show Dinner: Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar for crispy fried fish and grilled chicken wings.
Post-Show Drinks: The Queen and Beaver for a sparkling Pimm’s pitcher.
Free Flicks Presented by Redbox | Wednesdays through August 27th at Harbourfront Centre
Pre-Show Dinner: The Miller Tavern for the “This & That” combo.
Post-Show Drinks: Amsterdam Brew House for plenty o’ pints.
TIFF In the Park | Wednesdays through August 27th at David Pecault Square
Pre-Show Dinner: Milagro Cantina for the cantina platter with barbacoa, tinga, carnitas, pico de gallo, refritos, rice, and tortillas.
Post-Show Drinks: El Caballito for sangria, which is only a buck an ounce on Wednesdays.
Where do you get your dinner and drinks fix near outdoor movies in the city? Comment below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.