Elokuvapäivä, Movie Day, turns the city of Turku into a movie theatre when businesses around the city offer movie screenings free of charge. The culmination of the day will be the outdoor screening of the film Tom of Finland that takes place on the bank of the River Aura.

The idea behind Movie Day is that friends of movies will have an opportunity to enjoy screenings free of charge throughout the day around the city in restaurants and shopping centres, for instance. During the day, there is enough time to see several films in several different locations.

The culmination of the day will be the Tom of Finland movie that is screened on the bank of the River Aura, address Läntinen Rantakatu 17. The movie tells the story of Touko Laaksonen from Kaarina, and some parts of the film have even been shot in Turku. A screen sized 12 metres will be hung on the side of a riverboat on the eastern bank of the river for the screening. The film is viewed across the river and approximately 500 seats have been reserved. The screening begins at 9:30 p.m. and the gates are open already at 8 p.m. Before the screening, the director of the film Dome Karukoski will talk about the movie and open the event.

Please note! The screening of Tom of Finland is free of charge but a ticket is required. You can get your ticket from the City Theatre box office located at the Market Hall. The stand seats are filled on a "first come, first served" basis and you may only enter with a ticket. There is a toilet at the event and the Leipomo Rosten bakery offers bread samples. If the night is cold, you may want to take a warm blanket with you. Bringing alcohol is prohibited but otherwise picnic items are allowed.

You can organise a screening even at your home

The Movie Day is a unique city event where all sceenings are provided by collaboration partners and are therefore free of charge. During the day, screening locations include, for instance, shopping centre, the library, the concert hall and restaurants. Screenings can be organised by anyone in the Turku region: businesses, associations, societies, groups of friends and private individuals.

During Movie Day, Elisa Viihde offers an opportunity to enjoy the selection of their entertainment service free of charge. You can use this service by applying and selecting "järjestä näytös", 'organise a screening'. During Friday 8 September, you will receive a code by email that allows you to watch a movie at home via your laptop, for instance. If you have any questions, contact by email: scene@turku.fi

The main organiser of the event is Scene, an association organised by the City of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Linnateatteri yhdistys ry.