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“TIFF A Reliable Barometer of Outstanding Film From Around The Globe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5, Canada
(416) 968-3456
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Ranked #35 of 309 attractions in Toronto
Type: Theaters
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“TIFF A Reliable Barometer of Outstanding Film From Around The Globe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

TIFF is recognized as the largest and most respected film festival in North America.
Films that have gone on to win prestigious cinematic awards got their humble beginnings and often thunderous accolades right here in Toronto. There is something for every taste including noteworthy films from the archives. The line ups may be long, but it is a small price to pay to meet respected producers and their entourage of actors, directors etc., not to mention bragging rights when the films snag the big awards. Plan ahead, wear comfortable shoes and head out before so many of these world class films are out of reach. The added bonus; being in a world class city, with world class restaurants hobnobbing with some of the nicest people on the planet.

Visited September 2013
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Barrie, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A surprise! A fantastic theatrical experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a few hours to kill downtown Toronto and was walking by Tiff Lightbox. I thought if see a movie since they were playing at convenient times for my schedule. What a great surprise!! The theatre sound was the best I had ever experienced. The popcorn was even the best I had ever tasted! It was a truly wonderful place to spend a few hours.

Visited September 2013
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Nipigon, Canada
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“Film Festival”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

THE BELL LIGHTBOX THEATER was filled with volunteers, who were generally helpful. Waiting outside was difficult, for my friend who was handicapped, but she was finally noticed, and moved to the front of the line.
Inside the theatre, there was some confusion about which floor the films were on and how to get there. Washrooms were not easily accessible, because of the crowding. Stairways were crowded.
The most difficult part of the festival was waiting in very long lines outside in the blazing hot sun.
The films were great; we had ordered tickets and were able to pick up others as time permitted. Office staff were friendly and efficient.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“great day/evening out with friends..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

great atmosphere, Also enjoyed that staff very friendly, café has great food and there is a great view of city on the top level also some different types of movies to enjoy. Check there website for different exhibits/movies.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“International Film Centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

TIFF Bell Lightbox is internationally known high calibre films and exhibits but they also have activities for kids & families during weekends. Cantine is a cafe style restaurant on street level and Luma on the 2nd floor is a fabulous restaurant and bar/lounge.

Some activities & exhibits are free, there is a fee for films and some activities which are constantly changing go to TIFF.net for schedules.

Length of visit? Depends on what you decide to to do.

Visited July 2013
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