RUNWAY REELS, is a two-night exclusive event presented in partnership with Drag Me To The Movies and Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival, that promises to be an unforgettable movie experience under the stars. Hosted by Weird Alice, and featuring special drag performances, captivating short films crafted by local artists, and beloved cult classic flicks.

Friday, June 21
Hosted by: Weird Alice
Feature Film: Wayne’s World (1h34min) 1992, PG-13
Drag Performances by: Babia Majora
DJs: Rose Hips
Short Films Curated by: Inside Out

Saturday, June 22
Hosted by: Weird Alice
Feature Film: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1h44min) 1994, R
Drag Performances by: Bombae
DJs: The Frandiscos
Short Films Curated by: Inside Out

Gates open at 7:00 PM; Drag Performance at 8:00PM; Films start at 9:00PM. Captivating short films curated by Inside Out Film Festival will kick off both evenings’ events

Grab your family, friends, and neighbours, drive in or bring your lawn chairs to enjoy a free outdoor movie on the Downsview Airport Lands, with the stunning backdrop of Toronto’s skyline. Drive in entrance via Beffort Road, walk-in entrance via north side of Wilson Avenue. Admission to Runway Reels is free; Parking or Seating Stall reservation is required to ensure capacity limits. An official Pride Toronto affiliate event. uests can shop the on-site ‘movie market’, featuring local vendors including Eyesore Cinema, DMTTM Merch, Alysia Myette Fanny Packs, and more.

Grab free tickets here.

Transforming Downsview Airport Lands into a canvas for creative expression. Funding opportunities available.

As Northcrest Developments leads the redevelopment of the Downsview Airport Lands into a series of thriving neighbourhoods, they are committed to embedding a culture of creativity and arts into the DNA of the runway and the site even before construction begins, continuously committing to further transforming the area into a hub for arts and culture.

Runway Reels is the latest in a series of arts- and culture-focused initiatives, as Northcrest Developments works alongside community partners to bring community-building events into a region that has been traditionally under-served, transforming the historic industrial space of the former Downsview Airport into a canvas for creative expression and Toronto’s newest cultural destination.

Just last month, Northcrest announced Beyond the Tarmac: Open Call for Submissions, inviting visionaries to help bring the site to life through cultural events and installations. Through Beyond the Tarmac, up to $100,000 in funding has been made available for artists, creatives, programmers, and event producers to reimagine the 600-metre taxiway leading to the runway. Applications are open until June 20, 2024



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