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Address: 20 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 598 2309
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Home to the subtitled set, the Carlton plays films -- many of them...

Home to the subtitled set, the Carlton plays films -- many of them superb -- that frequently don't see the light of day anywhere else. Many of the offerings originate in France, Italy, Russia, or China; there's also a smattering of independent North American films. Buy tickets early on weekends.

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Foreign and non-blockbuster movies

Movies that do not play in regular theatres or that have played for very short periods in regular theatres. Small theatres but convenient to subway and good video and audio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Douglas M
Richmond Hill, Canada
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English first
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We went to the movies whilst on holiday and this movie theatre was right next to the holiday inn we were staying at so location was great.. The service was friendly, didn't try the pop corn although they do other snacks!! Tuesday night is $5 night, we went on a Friday so slightly a little bit more $10. It's a... More 

Thank Giggles81
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great cinema experience! Quite different from British cinemas, worth taking a look. Don't try the buttered popcorn.

Thank David T
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We regularly go for $5 Tuesdays - and it's great. It's a little quant cinema right in the centre of Toronto. They play good films and have unique screening events. A great find in Toronto.

Thank PandG1989
Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Movies that do not play in regular theatres or that have played for very short periods in regular theatres. Small theatres but convenient to subway and good video and audio.

Thank Douglas M
Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

So much of down town Toronto is changing dramatically enough with the construction of big towers for condo living excitement for me for me to notice during my recent visit there and for me to discuss now for this review that I prepare with pleasure to share with the many readers who benefit from reading the opinions of outsiders who... More 

Thank GiudoLocattelli
Williamstown, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

All the staff love films - you wouldthink ha isa give at acinma, but with the AMC's and Cineplex's, yeah, good luck! But wthin minutes of ariving not only was I given a tour but discusig Kubrik, now tha's my kind of cinema. The cinema is admitedly simple inside the aud's, but the foyer has lots of charm and the... More 

Thank Michael S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

$5 movies on a Tuesday - afternoon or evening films cannot be beat. The theatre offers some blockbusters but also some independent fare that does not make it to the Cineplex.

Thank yyz_kat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My partner and I love Carlton Cinema. They may not always have the best selection of films but there is almost always something decent to see. Tickets are reasonable and the large popcorn is great. Remember to ask for free refills on the large popcorn. Staff are always friendly. With our U of T student IDs, two movie tickets and... More 

Thank JTRP
Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I used to see films at this theatre regularly as it was across the street from where we lived. Now that we've moved 30 miles away, we don't get there as often as I'd like. Saw "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" over the weekend. Tickets were only $9.50 (adult - evening show), which is hard to beat.

Thank FlyAtNIght
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

It's a shame that so many of the smaller independant theatres are going the way of the dinosaur. This is a great place to see an indie movie. It is rarely crowded and the prices are reasonable.

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