Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA)
Downtown Emerging Musicians Program at Memorial Square/streetside
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9pm; Fridays 12-2pm, 6-9pm;
Saturdays 12-9pm; Sundays 12-6pm
For Info: www.barrie.ca/EmergingMusicians
Please take note of film ratings as some movies may not be suitable for young or sensitive viewers.
Barrie Film Festival – Outdoor Film Series
Every Wednesday, July through August at Meridian Place
All are projected in the open air on an inflatable 25 ft. screen, weather permitting (rain dates are following day). All start at dusk.
Wednesday, July 4 (rain date 5) – Fly Away Home
1996, 106 min., Family (USA)
Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life…that is until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when developers began tearing up a local forest. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes “Mama Goose”. The young birds must fly south for the winter, but who will lead them there? With a pair of ultralight airplanes, Amy, her dad and their friends must find a way to do it…
Wednesday, July 11 (rain date 12) – Ferdinand
2017, 108 min., G – Cartoon/Animation Action (USA)
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Wednesday, July 18 (rain date 19) – Paddington 2
2018, 104 min., G – some scary scenes (UK/France/USA)
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Wednesday, July 25 (rain date 26) – Elf
2003, 96 min., G (USA)
Christmas in JULY!
A human baby raised as an elf. A city where no one remembers the true meaning of Christmas. Will Ferrell (Saturday Night Live, Superstar) stars as Buddy, a human raised in the North Pole to be an elf. After wreaking havoc in the elf community due to his size, Buddy heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But life in the big city is not all sugarplums and candy canes. His father is a “Scrooge” and his eight-year-old stepbrother doesn’t believe in Santa. Even the snowmen aren’t friendly in New York. In fact, they don’t even speak. Worst of all, everyone has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, and it’s up to Buddy and his simple elf ways to win over his family, realize his destiny and, ultimately, save Christmas for New York and the world.
Thursday, August 2 (rain date in effect due to weather) – The Rescuers
1977, 77 min., G (USA)
An urgent note in a bottle from a kidnapped orphan girl leads two adventuresome mice on a “wild albatross chase” to Devil’s Bayou and a madcap encounter with the villainous Madame Medusa. Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor and Geraldine Page lend their voices.
Wednesday, August 8 (rain date 9) – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
2017, 119 min., PG – frightening scenes, violence, language may offend. (USA)
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a stupid and girl crazy jock (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge becomes a tiny Einstein (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the Planet Earth with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.
Wednesday, August 15 (rain date 16) – Wonder
2017, 113 min., PG – language may offend, bullying (USA)
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Wednesday, August 22 (rain date 23) – Coco
2017, 105 min., G – mature theme, some scary scenes, cartoon/animation action. (USA)
The Barrie Firefighters will be onsite with their fire trucks!
In Disney© Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, an aspiring young musician named Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael Garci´a Bernal) becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.
Thursday, August 30 (due to weather) – Spider-Man: Homecoming
2017, 133 min., PG – violence, language may offend. (USA)
Young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is a high school student who lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) in a high-rise in Queens. A bit of a misfit, when he discovers his abilities as Spider-Man, he tries to figure out what do with his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.
He gets advice from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) on how to become an Avenger. However, when he encounters the ruthless Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture (Michael Keaton), the villain threatens Peter, telling the teen that if he interferes with him, he will kill Peter and everyone he loves. With Iron Man’s guidance, Peter discovers he has to be more than just what the Spidey suit can do for him in order to fight to protect his loved ones.
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