There will be plenty going on during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and the makers of “Corner Gas: The Movie” want to add to the fun by inviting the public to star in their flick.
The catch? You have to sing.
With TIFF in full swing, the people behind the big-screen adaptation of the Canadian television favourite will host a “Corner Gas Sing-A-Long Booth” at the intersection of Queen and John Streets, outside CTV’s headquarters, from Sept. 4 to 13, said a Wednesday news release.
People will be invited to sing the show’s theme song “Not a Lot Goin’ On” karaoke-style, with the help of scrolling lyrics.
Singers’ voices will then be mashed up and played over the end credits, while a number of people’s videos will be shown in theatres, online and on a collectors’ edition DVD.
The booth, which will look like the grain elevators you find on the Prairies, will be open to the public every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, but hours will be extended from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 5.
On that day, actors Eric Peterson (Oscar) and Tara Spencer-Nairn (Karen) will be on hand signing autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.
“I encourage anyone with a voice — good or not so good — to take part,” executive producer Virginia Thompson said in a statement.
“Everyone sounds great when they’re part of a chorus, and it will make the end credits of the film a great deal of fun!”
Anyone who can’t make it to the sing-a-long booth can also contribute their voices online at cornergasthemovie.com from 9 a.m. ET on Sept. 4 to midnight on Sept. 18.
“Corner Gas: The Movie” will be released to audiences through a number of platforms in December, with viewings available in theatres, on television and DVD.