Lately it seems that the acting career of Nicolas Cage has been reduced to a series of mocking memes. Sure, it’s hard to erase the memory of just how bad Ghost Rider was, but earlier in his career, Cage won an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, and was nominated for Adaptation.
Last Thursday, in an effort to restore some of his former glory, Minto Westside hosted an outdoor bike-in screening of 1983’s Valley Girl — the film that launched his star-status.
“It’s a little bit of a cheeky, unconventional idea — we wanted to take advantage of everything that’s going on in the city with TIFF right now,” said Amanda Wilson Watkins, Minto’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
To get the festivities started, Lindsay Gibb, author of the upcoming book National Treasure: Nicolas Cage, lead a debate on whether Nicolas Cage is the best — or worst — actor of our time. Gibb, whose book is set to be released in October, was joined onstage by Alison Lang, editor of Broken Pencil Magazine, Andrew Barr, one of Canada’s top young comedic prospects and Bobby Knauff, who is also a comedian.
When the sun sank behind the skyline, complimentary popcorn and cotton candy was served as the 80s cult classic was projected onto an inflatable screen. “We thought [the event] would be a nice tie-in for the rest of the city who can’t take part in all these exclusive events for TIFF,” said Wilson Watkins.
Situated at the corner of Front and Bathurst Street, Minto Westside is a two tower master-planned community of design-forward condos and state-of-the-art amenities. Priced from the high $200,000s, suites range from one to three bedrooms and offer 501 to 950 square feet of living space.
“Sales are really strong, we’re currently preparing for the launch of the next tower. It’ll be this fall, we’re tentatively looking at October,” said Wilson Watkins. To be among the first to preview the second phase of Minto Westside, be sure to register online as a VIP. The sales centre, located at 25 Bathurst Street, is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 7pm and on weekends from noon to 5pm.
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