Degrassi movie gets Toronto premiere screening

degrassi2From a media release:

CTV Sends DEGRASSI Fans to Hollywood at Red Carpet Premiere of PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD

  • Exclusive Screening Aug. 26 at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema

Get ready for some glitz, glamour and sunshine, as CTV is sending DEGRASSI fans on a trip to Hollywood in honour of the movie event of the summer: PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD! The Canadian premiere screening for the highly anticipated, first-ever DEGRASSI: TNG movie PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD takes place on Wednesday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET in Toronto, at the infamous and historic Bloor Cinema at 506 Bloor St. W. To attend the exclusive screening and be entered to win the grand-prize trip, fans need to secure wristbands in advance, which can be picked up at 299 Queen Street W. (John Street entrance) on Friday, August 21 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET. Wristband holders who attend the screening will automatically be entered to win a fabulous trip for two to Hollywood for a three night stay plus spending money.

DEGRASSI fans who obtain wristbands to the screening, will also have the opportunity to get up-close with their favourite DEGRASSI stars. Strutting their stuff on the premiere screening red carpet on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET are members of the PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD cast: Lauren Collins, Cassie Steele, Stacey Farber, Adamo Ruggiero, Jake Epstein and guest stars Jason Mewes (Clerks) and many more.

PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD premieres Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and airs Saturday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET and 12 a.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Last Friday’s highly-anticipated premiere on The N in the United States attracted nearly one million viewers, making it the most-watched program in history for The N, according to Nielsen Media Research preliminary overnight data.

Upon arrival at the screening on Wednesday, August 26, public wristband holders will fill out a ballot and be entered into a draw for the chance to win a trip for two to Hollywood, including three night’s accommodations, and $500 spending money. Other giveaways include three secondary prizes – DEGRASSI swag packs with a bag, sweatshirt, movie soundtrack and tickets to go on a DEGRASSI set visit while the show is in production. Seating at the PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD premiere screening is limited, so please line up as early as possible on Friday, August 21 at 299 Queen St. W. to ensure a wristband is secured. For more contest details please visit

In PARADISE CITY, hopes are realized, dreams are dashed and relationships are changed forever. Manny (Cassie Steele) and the Degrassi gang including Mia (Nina Dobrev), Sav (Raymond Ablack), Danny (Dalmar Abuzeid) and Peter (Jamie Johnston) venture to L.A. on a cross-continent road trip with Manny’s past love Jay (Mike Lobel) at the wheel. Everyone is hoping to score parts in Mewesical High, a big-budget movie musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks) under the mentorship of Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks). But, it’s not all limo rides and personal assistants. The Hollywood experience leads to the rekindling of old flings, a lot of heartache and deep soul searching as the aspiring stars are reminded that the rise to the top isn’t always smooth sailing.

Meanwhile, as personal assistant to reality television star Hailey Montel (DAN FOR MAYOR’s Mary Ashton), Paige (Lauren Collins) is reluctantly accepting that in life you work from the ground up. So when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride.

Returning to the screen for this special Hollywood instalment are DEGRASSI alumni Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), Jake Epstein (Craig), Lauren Collins (Paige), and Stacey Farber (Ellie). Also starring in the movie are DEGRASSI cast members Cassie Steele (Manny), Mike Lobel (Jay), Nina Dobrev (Mia), Raymond Ablack (Sav), Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny) and Jamie Johnston (Peter).

Joining the DEGRASSI cast in PARADISE CITY are acclaimed Director/Producer/Actor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) and Jason Mewes (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks), who play themselves, while scouting talent for and directing the film Mewesical High. The movie also features guest cameos by actresses Kelly Carlson (NIP/TUCK) and Vivica A. Fox (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. Also, making his dramatic television debut is MTV’s THE AFTER SHOW co-host Dan Levy who plays Robbie, a young Hollywood producer.

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