Scotiabank Theatre

Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Scotiabank Theatre Reviews: 4/5

Scotiabank Theatre
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • Osgoode • 6 min walk
  • St. Andrew • 7 min walk

4.0
70 reviews
Excellent
27
Very good
30
Average
8
Poor
2
Terrible
3

Patricia N
35 contributions
Movies !
Dec 2019
I always go to this place, the atmosphere is awesome. Good movies to watch and good food. There are some games you can play before going inside, Good location.
Written January 18, 2020
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Nowa S
2 contributions
Escalator experience 10/10
May 2019
One of the best escalator rides you can experience in Toronto, and it's FREE!

The theatres are not bad too, but not free.
Written January 10, 2020
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AnLil
759 contributions
Messy TIFF
Sep 2019 • Family
I’ve been at Scotiabank Theatre on numerous occasions. This is no Silver City. TIFF is the main draw for people who live afar. It always has a lineup and is bustling in the heart of the bars/entertainment district downtown. Long escalators will take visitors from the main entrance (on Richmond Street) to the second floor above Staples Office Supply next door; and disabled guests literally search for a small elevator. The ramp upstairs will descend from the theatres-washrooms to the circular popcorn counters and theatre level—queuing up to theatre #3. Regular movie tickets can be printed by mobile pick-up here. No dining options exist, although Hooters is at the corner below (snicker). A shared counter of Starbucks or Melts (icecream starts at $6!) can be seen standing against the North wall, beside the Cineplex /info desk upstairs. Their advertisement of parking validation is confusing. Whereas the sign at the Parkway entrance says patrons are eligible for a parking discount at the theatre, the info desk will tell you something different. (Forget about getting help re. TIFF by phone/email nor any service from the desk here.) On the weekend there was no parking discount, and validation is actually possible only 2 other days weekly. My Parkway bill after the movie was $15. TIFF is run by volunteers; nobody could answer basic questions—e.g., where a grandmother could find an elevator. I was also disappointed I could find no water fountain, plus there was no working elevator at the John Street exit of Parkway lot under Marshall’s. The parking situation (beyond its invisible/narrow entrance) is a mess, and then there’s the cramped theatre—with limited access by car—by Adelaide and Spadina Street. Watch out for building/road construction and the uneven sidewalks. In this mayhem, the theatre always manages to remain packed; in the world of cinema, it’s like the constant adage: location location location!
Written September 15, 2019
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Chris and Stella
Toronto, Canada190 contributions
Plenty of choices
Aug 2019 • Couples
Enter and take the Grand escalator to a multitude of theatre choices for your movie watching. Comfortable seating and clean. Regretfully, the food choices and quality continuously declining with every visit. Love the theatrical experience. Sadly cannot support the concession quality to give it an excellent rating.
Written August 18, 2019
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Felipe Monteiro
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
My favourite place for a movie.
Jul 2019
I love movies and the whole experience involved with it. Scotiabank Theatre embraces every single aspect of the cinematic universe that I hold dear. It also full of colours, great design, easy access, fair prices and great screens.
Written July 4, 2019
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK1,667 contributions
Second visit - still good
Jun 2019 • Friends
Good cinema with a decent amount of choice in terms of number of screens. We saw the latest XMen (not a great movie). The theatre is well placed, clean, has great seating and good concessions.
Written June 19, 2019
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Theresa D
16 contributions
Cher!!!!
Apr 2019
What is with the cashless and stop selling drinks 45 minutes before the show ends??? We where VIP to Cher and did not get the goodie bag that everyone else did :((
Written May 3, 2019
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JustLawRenzo
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Rampant car break-ins at this parking lot
Mar 2019 • Business
There is frequent break-ins in this parking lot (“Parkway”). No cameras other than the ones at the entrance and by the ticket machine. Attendants and management don’t care at all. They even discourage you from calling the police. One attendant even said that breaking in and stealing isn’t a crime.
Written March 3, 2019
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Eve M
Buffalo, NY76 contributions
Bruno Mars concert
Sep 2018 • Couples
The venue was a good size for this great show. We were seating in a box and were served free food and beverages.
Written September 30, 2018
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momr2d2
Mississauga, Canada1,518 contributions
Large downtown theatre
Sep 2018 • Friends
I like that there are many cinemas, especially during Tiff.
I do NOT like that the escalator often doesn’t work and there are so many stairs to climb.
I also do not like that there are so few washroom stalls for the capacity of the place with all the cinemas. The lines at the women’s washroom often extends well outside in the hall and the risk of missing some of the movie is very real.
I do like that there is more than one concession stand.
I like that the seats in the cinemas recline.
Written September 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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