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Address: 20 Carlton St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-598-2309
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 superb...

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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My favourite theatre in Toronto

This is absolutely my favourite theatre in Toronto. I've been here a few times to see different types of shows (adventure/crime/suspense and action/adventure). The sound in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is absolutely my favourite theatre in Toronto. I've been here a few times to see different types of shows (adventure/crime/suspense and action/adventure). The sound in the theatres both times was really good, but my favourite part was the screen size. I really do like the smaller screen size so I can see everything. I don't feel like I'm giving... More 

Thank Recipricating
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Some good selection and some well-themed retro nights. Not a state of the art theater, but enough of its original character remains to keep this one afloat in the busy downtown Toronto movie theater market.

Thank FirstCircle
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Went to see a film on its release date in this lovely small cinema. Only 10 dollars each. 5 dollars if you go on a tuesday. Lovely staff who seem to enjoy their job. Nice small theatres. Screens not as large as some of the huge cineplex but just as good.

Thank jan6494
West Hempstead, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I enjoyed the 2 movies I saw there during my stay in Toronto. I went during the week and during the day. It was not crowded and everyone was very friendly. We got to see a movie we would not have been easily been able to see in NY. Absolutely Fabulous was the name of that movie. My wife, who... More 

Thank bknyteach
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We go to films at this theatre regularly and it's definitely the best in the city. We tend to avoid the big, corporate theatres. This is a small, independent cinema with a personal feel.

Thank Pamela M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Went here for the premiere of a relative's movie and had a great experience. Love the fact that it was a smaller cinema. The seats were quite comfy, the theatre was very clean. The snacks were tasty and fairly reasonable. Would go back more often if it was a bit closer!

Thank MrsSVK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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