A peek inside Suicide Squad’s Belle Reve Penitentiary fan event

Tribute group at Suicide Squad fan eventThe hotly-anticipated antihero mashup Suicide Squad is set to slash its way onto screens on August 5, 2016, and in advance of the film’s release, an interactive fan event is being staged in the heart of Toronto’s Distillery District.

The Fermenting Cellar has been transformed to mimic the Bell Reve Penitentiary, which is the site where the supervillain group is imprisoned in the film.

In addition to the film’s set, props from the production can be viewed.

To help establish the tone, security guards decked out in military garb and bullet proof vests patrol the space and monitor access into select areas.

Fans who make their way downtown are able to win exciting prizes including special advance screening passes, signed posters, branded prize packs and concert tickets. The radio station 102.1 The Edge is also running a cornhole game for a chance to win Edge baseball caps.

Avid fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #BelleReveTO whenever they snap photos of themselves and post to social media. Currently, the hashtag has been associated with nearly 600 photos on Instagram.

The event was launched on Tuesday with Will Smith and Margot Robbie in attendance, as well as the film’s director David Ayer and Toronto mayor John Tory. Ben Mulroney hosted.
It was open to the public yesterday (July 27) and is again accessible today (July 28) from 1 through 10 p.m. ~Matthew Pariselli and Shelby Morton

Check out some photos from the event below.


A mock prison cell (a.k.a The Deadshot Jail cell), which Will Smith shot scenes in, can be explored in its eerie entirety.


The iconic Belle Reve Mural is positioned in the dimly lit open space too.



One of the central attractions — and fan favorites — is the world’s first Harley Quinn Smash Room, where those with rage can go to unleash. Fans can suit up in Harley Quinn attire, grab a baseball bat and destroy pieces such as electronics.


The table of props includes a katana mask, throwing boomerang, Harley’s baseball bat (with the words ‘good night’ painted in bold), hand wraps, and the joker’s cane.



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  1. Comic Book Carver • August 2, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

    Lucky! I wish I could have met Margot Robbie.

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