Discover the best Toronto movie theatres including the TIFF Lightbox and cool vintage cinemas like the Fox and the Bloor cinemas.
Above: The Fox Theatre in the Beach
opened in 1914 and is still going strong.
I love Toronto Movie Theatres! Where else can I travel half-way around the world for a mere $8 to $15?
Each year in September the city hosts the Toronto International Film Festival which is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. And year-round, locals get to enjoy a wide variety of films including everything from big Hollywood blockbusters and foreign films to older classic movies.
Here's a survey of where to see what.
For downtown visitors, the closest big cinemas showing Hollywood blockbusters are:
AMC Yonge and Dundas Theatre at 10 Dundas Street East (across the street from the Eaton Centre at Yonge and Dundas Streets)
Scotia Bank Paramount Theatre Toronto (259 Richmond St West)
Cumberland Theatre (at Cumberland and Avenue Road in Yorkville)
Varsity Theatre (in the Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W.)
A little further north but easily accessible by subway:
Canada Square Cineplex (at Yonge and Eglinton)
In addition to the regular chain movie theatres there are cinemas offering something for different tastes. If you're a fan of independent films or award-winning foreign films check these out:
Carlton Cineplex. 20 Carlton St. (at Yonge St.) 416-598-2309.
TIFF Bell Lightbox - Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, http://tiff.net/cinematheque. 416-599-TIFF (8433) or toll-free at 1-888-599-8433.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - 506 Bloor W. 416-516-2330, bloorcinema.com. Specializes in exciting new documentary film. This used to be a rep cinema but they now show first-run movies.
Fox Theatre - 2236 Queen E. 416-691-7330, foxtheatre.ca. The theatre is 100 years old in 2014.
Revue Cinema - 400 Roncesvalles. 416-531-9959, revuecinema.ca.
The Royal - 608 College. 416-534-5252. http://www.theroyal.to
Do you like your movies larger than life? Then check out:
Science Centre Omnimax - 770 Don Mills. 416-696-3127, www.ontariosciencecentre.ca.