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“Film Festival”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Ranked #62 of 501 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Nipigon, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Film Festival”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great day/evening out with friends..”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“International Film Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Toronto
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267 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“amazing movies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

this place is abuzz with movie goers and diners. I love the outside patio at Luma - great for people watching and stree views. Lots of nearby parking.

Visited July 2013
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Detroit, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beauty all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went to TIFF to see a movie. This is one of the most beautifully designed spaces I have ever seen. The seats were comfortable. The bathrooms were immaculate. We saw a Julie Delpy film in high style!

The offerings at the concession stand were delish. I had tasty popcorn and a chocolate cookie. Yum, yum, yum. I will definitely visit again!

Visited July 2013
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