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TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Address: 350 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5, Canada
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Intimate theatre with unique movies, food on site

I'm a member here. I went to see a foreign fill and I'm very familiar with the venue. It's got 7 theatres, some of which are private. We got some popcorn from consessions and you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sneekymongoose
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a member here. I went to see a foreign fill and I'm very familiar with the venue. It's got 7 theatres, some of which are private. We got some popcorn from consessions and you can get liquor to go in as well. All theatres hold a few hundred people and are intimate. On site you also have Canteen on... More 

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Thank sneekymongoose
Calgary, Canada
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186 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cineplex theatres just north of the City are truly head of the class, when it comes to a full-on movie-going experience, however TIFF would rank right there with them, if not for one niggling issue. The screens are large and wonderful, as well the seating arrangement is great (wide aisles!) and the seats are wide. The niggling issue is... More 

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Thank Christian G
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to catch a showing of Moonlight in the main theatre a few weekends ago. The theatre was very large and comfortable, but more importantly was the experience that we had. After finishing the movie and leaving the theatre, a manager stood outside the door apologizing for anyone who expected to be watching La La Land instead of Moonlight.... More 

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Bucerias, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very creative hands on experiences with digitalised games. Lots of problem solving activities for children of all ages to do from 5 years old to teenager. This exhibition ends in April and I highly recommned it for kids-especailly thos e who are enamoured by comouter games.

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Oakville, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent fun for young and even a little fun for mom and dad. It's technology and art brought to life; VR, green screen, coding, simple robotics and much more. All hands on and interactive. They have not thought through full crowds on march break with their ticket by half hour start time system, but that's more about how much fun... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Some films play a bit too long and I wish there was faster turnover ... but the theatre is clean, well maintained.. staff are friendly but rarely have seen the films playing. They offer free tours on Saturday of the equipment rooms. I'd say the only area to improve is their horrible website they re-did last year right before TIFF... More 

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Thank Suzy D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I've been to the Lightbox many times since it opened, most recently to see the Oscar Nominated short films. I love that TIFF screens the shorts each year - it's the only venue I know of which does this. Luma is a lovely spot to visit when you're there, both the lounge and dining room. Staff throughout the venue are... More 

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Thank Julia G
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Growing up with Tiff Bell Lightbox has been a blessing; watching films by Miyazaki and Hitchcock inbetween festivals, and then spending hours in rush ticket lines, chatting about films; so many wonderful memories. Relentlessly difficult to operate their website, hopping in on a weekend to buy some tickets is ideal.

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Vancouver
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a gem downtown, for movie fans, of indie, and documentary, and film fests. Often has displays from movies, exhibitions, and Canteen and Luma for dining are fantastic. if you're in town and you're a film buff, or have friends who are, gift shop has great offerings.

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Thank Tania M
Hamilton, Canada
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146 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

TIFF Bell Lightbox is an interesting complex and home to the Toronto International Film Festival. Supported heavily by sponsorship and donations. This interesting and slightly off building is definitely worth visiting. There are year-round showings. And even several mini-festivals like Toronto After Dark and TIFF Kids. One of my favourites is an annual showing of Japan's Studio Ghibli works. But... More 

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