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Carlton Cinemas

20 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 598 2309
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Ranked #122 of 266 Activities in Toronto
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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.

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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

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Toronto, Canada
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144 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
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.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Zagreb, Croatia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Tuesdays all movies $5!!! They have 10 theatres and the seats are good, sound is good, popcorn and drinks as usual. Great choice of movies and running from matinee till late in the night!

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Toronto, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

This cinema was recently revamped/renovated (not sure which as I haven't been since it happened) and often screens foreign/independent films along with those no longer playing in 'regular' theatres although I believe there have been some films shown that are still current.

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Sydney, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

I love Carlton Cinema. Its a regular Tuesday night event for me and my friends. You can't beat $5 movies! Its cheap and its cute, the theatres are smaller and so are the screens, but it has a lovely cozy feel to it. One of my favourite things about this old cinema, the piano player in the foyer. Makes me... More

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