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TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Movie Theater
Entertainment District, Toronto
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    "I love the Blackberry Lounge."(2 Tips)
    Melissa P.
    "Best popcorn in the city!"(8 Tips)
    Aren D.
    "Feels very pretentious, having recently gone for a film there."(2 Tips)
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  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SanFebruary 23, 2017
    I was here for a special film screening of Amélie and the following day for the 2017 oscar nominated short films, beautiful theatre overall!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • TIFF
    TIFFAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Festival Village walking tours depart from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tours run daily at 12:30pm and 5:30pm from September 6th- 11th, and last approx. one hour. Free with any film ticket, stub, or pass!
  • TIFF
    TIFFApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now that the penny is being phased out, drop off your coins to our donation boxes to support initiatives like TIFF Kids, TIFF Next Wave, Pocket Fund, Special Delivery & Reel Comfort.
  • Brad B.heart icon on user image
    Brad BakelmunDecember 16, 2012
    Films as they're meant to be seen. From Chinatown to Melancholia, each print I've seen has been crisp and bright. No hair/scratches; pristine sound. Film is an art form, and Lightbox is its gallery.
  • W. Andrew P.heart icon on user image
    W. Andrew PowellAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop by Luma on the second floor for a great place to grab a drink or a snack after a movie. Excellent atmosphere and food, and quieter than the ground floor.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 10, 2016
    Take in a movie at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Don’t forget to visit the retail store to pick yourself up a souvenir in advance of the next Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Julie G.heart icon on user image
    Julie GodonFebruary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cinéma in Toronto, especially if you like independent movies and a glass of wine to go along with it
  • Christian P.
    Christian PetrozzaSeptember 10, 2014
    fantastic place 2 c films from around the world, classics, filmmaker talks & cinema history exhibits.During TIFF it is plentiful w/excitement & screenings, clearly toronto's entertainment hub!
  • Carolyn V.
    Carolyn VanMay 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the Blackberry Lounge. Grab a glass of wine, hook your laptop up and crunch out some work while people watching on King St. P.S. This place is wired beautifully!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonApril 7, 2017
    Experience the digiPlaySpace at the Bell TIFF Lightbox until April 23rd. A wonderful change to play with robots, learn about coding and other digital technology for the young and young at heart.
  • TIFF
    TIFFFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a free 45-minute guided tour of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Every Sat & Sun at 11am & 1pm. Meet next to the elevators on the main floor. First come, first served.
  • Natasha V.heart icon on user image
    Natasha VendittiMarch 2, 2014
    This place takes a "movie date" to a whole new level. Cute location & building, and the Kijiji cafe adds a little pizzazz!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CroneNovember 3, 2014
    Great lunch menu in the Canteen. Wifi too. The Sweet Potato Fries from the Appetizer Menu are amazing!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LutzAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to get there a bit early as the concession line tends to be a bit slow - but worth it with outstanding baked goods in addition to the usual movie fare! Read more
  • Kaleem
    KaleemSeptember 22, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Two restaurants on the premises makes it a good place to meet people before or after a show.
  • Andrew D.heart icon on user image
    Andrew David AlexanderAugust 2, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Always have interesting films and they host the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival every May so they either love the gays or love our money but either is fine with me.
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    DeniseDecember 1, 2012
    Check out the display of artifacts from the archaeological excavation of the first Toronto General Hospital. It's on the 4th floor in the lobby of the Film Library.
  • Dale Vander W.
    Dale Vander WoudeSeptember 22, 2014
    I am Dale Vander Woude. I have visited TIFF many times. I don't think that it is a bad place to go. I enjoyed there with my friends.
  • Niloo R.heart icon on user image
    Niloo RavaeiNovember 8, 2014
    yes it's overrated and overpriced but its the only place of its kind and a definite must for anyone with filmic and/or cultural tendencies
  • Amayaheart icon on user image
    AmayaAugust 6, 2014
    You can't really beat Sunday brunch on the patio after church, followed up by a matinee.
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    Is there a celebrity in the area? Have you ever been drawn to a particular hair colour, hair style or outfit that a celebrity had and you then proceeded to replicate? Read more
  • Chris O.heart icon on user image
    Chris ONovember 17, 2015
    Good second floor space for renting out for large meetings plus theatre for presentations.
  • Deb L.
    Deb LewisMarch 6, 2013
    A fresh new venue that is perfect when you need a theatre and party space. From the lobbies to the malaparte they are all fresh and new
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando Rebel SAugust 10, 2014
    Fancy place to see movies before hit the cinemas , save some cash by buying in groups or combos
  • Akinbode O.heart icon on user image
    Akinbode OguntuyiFebruary 12, 2016
    Enjoyed the ambience of the theatre, and the staff are super friendly.
  • Kunaal A.
    Kunaal AryaNovember 5, 2016
    The staff is Prettttty f'in pretentious. But i guess i shouldve expected that
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 6, 2011
    Dedicated to the love of film, The Toronto International Film Festival has been a staple of the festival world since 1976, and has grown to become a forum enjoyed by over 500,000 people, worldwide.
  • TIFF
    TIFFDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, closed Monday.
  • Toronto Entertainment District
    The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am–7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm, closed Monday.
  • Arturo A.heart icon on user image
    Arturo AguilarSeptember 14, 2015
    Great venue. Quality projections.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 6, 2011
    Be certain to visit the Film Reference Library. It houses the world's most extensive English language collection of Canadian film-related material.
  • charlotte
    charlotteDecember 29, 2013
    The upstairs bar is good for people-watching over king street with a cocktail.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GurudataNovember 10, 2012
    There are two unmarked washrooms hidden behind the escalators on the main floor. Handy if the ones upstairs are busy.
  • Ghazal S.heart icon on user image
    Ghazal SalehiJuly 10, 2019
    Good place to hang out and watch a movie 🍿
  • Javier E.
    Javier EspinozaFebruary 27, 2011
    If you have kids make sure to go to the 3rd floor. Stop-motion stations, green room shoot. Great entertainment 4 every1
  • Afifa A.
    Afifa AzaSeptember 17, 2010
    must must walk on the red carpet and watch the huge display on the wall when u sit in your seat close your eyes and imagine....
  • TIFF
    TIFFDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Film Reference Library is a valuable resource for scholars, filmmakers & the general public. The extensive collection of materials make it a rich source for everything cinema!
  • Mazen B.heart icon on user image
    Mazen BaradhyAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    State-of-the-art building. Great movie screenings all year long, regardless of the TIFF.
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TomassoJuly 5, 2012
    Probably the cleanest theatre in the city with great cheap concessions.
  • Alexandre F.
    Alexandre FafardDecember 9, 2011
    Easy going, good food, great service, not stuffy, cool crowd. Careful with the falling window :P
  • Chris D.heart icon on user image
    Chris DaviesSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Their film series showcases are always great, like that time they showed a bunch of Nicholas Cage films
  • Fatih K.heart icon on user image
    Fatih KuranFebruary 4, 2016
    Very nice movie theatre specialized in art movies
  • Aren D.
    Aren D.February 6, 2011
    Feels very pretentious, having recently gone for a film there. Beware of ageism, members-only elitism. Enjoy the decent food and phone chargers in the BB Lounge, however.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GoodmanMarch 18, 2012
    Getting my picture taken on the Iron Throne (+ a free DVD thrown in) - freakin' cool. Finding out there's a Miyazaki film fest (+ tons of Ghibli goodness at the gift shop): friggin' awesome.
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you order tickets online and pick up at the willcall window. Just in case there are lineups
  • Nick D.
    Nick DeesSeptember 12, 2013
    Best theatre in Toronto. This movie is going to rock. I number number.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 20, 2012
    The monolithic $191 million headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival, held each September, is at the heart of downtown.
  • Ontario Travel
    Ontario TravelSeptember 29, 2011
    Check out TIFF's great year round programming - from favourite movies like an American Tail to classic Hitchcock films, TIFF Bell Lightbox has something for everyone!
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie LAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a phone charging station on the 2nd floor near the concession stand
  • book_divaheart icon on user image
    book_divaSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vote at with your tickets to be entered in the Blackberry People's Choice Award draw. #TIFF13
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