Harbourfront Theatre is once again offering a summer film series for 2016. Totally ‘80s Movie Mondays, running July 4 through August 29, will feature some of the most beloved and iconic popular motion pictures from the age of leg warmers, big hair and Space Invaders, and pay tribute to recently departed legendary artists of the era, Prince and David Bowie. Family Flix will follow the same ‘80s theme with one young audience film on a Wednesday in each of July and August.
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF | JULY 4, 7:30PM
Movie Rating PG-13, 1 hour 43 Minutes
One fake sick day sends high school senior Ferris Bueller, his girlfriend Sloane and his best friend Cameron on the adventure of their young lives, as they ditch school and take off on a raucous journey through Chicago as they stay one step ahead of their principal and Ferris’s sister.
PURPLE RAIN | JULY 11, 7:30PM
Movie Rating R, 1 hour 51 Minutes
A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn’t all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father’s self-destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S | JULY 18, 7:30PM
Movie Rating PG-13, 1 hour 37 Minutes
Two young men are trying to make their way in a corporation. One on charm, the other on hard work. When they go to the president (Bernie) with a serious financial error on a printout, he pretends to be thrilled and invites them to his beach house for the weekend. He actually plans on having them killed. Bernie is also fooling around with the girlfriend of his mafia partner. When the partner has Bernie killed, the boys end up having to pretend Bernie is still alive as the frustrated hit man tries time and time again to complete the job.
CADDYSHACK 36th Anniversary Screening | JULY 25, 7:30PM
Movie Rating R, 1 hour 38 Minutes
Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is ‘Danny’; he’s a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper’s pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher.
FIELD OF DREAMS | AUGUST 1, 7:30PM
Movie Rating PG, 1 hour 47 Minutes
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.
STAND BY ME 30th Anniversary Screening | AUGUST 8, 7:30PM
Movie Rating R, 1 hour 29 Minutes
It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.
THE BLUES BROTHERS | AUGUST 15, 7:30PM
Movie Rating R, 2 hour 13 Minutes
After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?
LABYRINTH | AUGUST 22, 7:30PM
Movie Rating PG, 1 hour 41 Minutes
Young Sarah is left home alone by her parents and she has to babysit her little brother Toby. But the baby keeps crying and Sarah, while telling him a story to make him sleep, inadvertently conjures from a fantasy world the Goblin King who steals the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah has to rescue him before midnight, or the baby will become a goblin.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB | AUGUST 29, 7:30PM
Movie Rating R, 1 hour 37 Minutes
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.