August 16, 2017: "Superman: The Movie" Screening in Toronto, Canada

by Neil Cole

The historic art deco Royal Cinema in Toronto, Canada will feature a special one night screening of the classic 1978 blockbuster "Superman: The Movie" on Sunday, August 27th at 7:30PM.

One of the most well-regarded superhero films of all time, Superman was a box-office smash when it rocketed to Earth in 1978. The last son of the dead planet Krypton, Kal-El (Christopher Reeve) is found as a baby by Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter) when his spaceship crashes just outside of Smallville, USA. Given the name "Clark" by his adopted parents, the boy grows up strong in the American heartland, developing amazing powers under the light of the yellow sun. One day, Clark finds a glowing crystal, and with it finds out about his alien heritage, the knowledge imparted to him by his birth father, Jor-El (Marlon Brando). The boy becomes a man, and moves to Metropolis to work for the Daily Planet newspaper, finding love in Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and danger in the form of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).

Special guests scheduled to appear via video include:

  • Acclaimed Superman director Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies, The Omen, Ladyhawke, Lethal Weapon series. Producer: X-Men, The Lost Boys) with special video introduction.
  • Actor Jeff East. Teen Superman/Clark Kent. Live Q&A interview from France.
  • VFX/Projection Inventor Zoran Perisic. 3 time Academy Award Winner for scientific achievement. The pioneer who made Superman fly. Live Q&A interview from England.
  • Tickets for the "Superman: The Movie" screening are $12.00 for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets on-line, please click here.