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SCENE members save an extra 10% off discounted Tuesday ticket prices online and at the box office.
Do the VIP theatre if you can. Its worth it.
Avoid movies in auditorium #8: it's the worst, it's almost flat!
You can get $3 parking for 4 hours after 6pm during the week or anytime on the weekend.
Great theatre for Sunday afternoon matinees
NO TALKING DURING THE MOVIE. Also....don't use your goddamn cell phone, even to see if someone texts you. You're not that important and can go 2 hours without looking at your phone!
Ticket lineups too long? There is a ticket machine at the Bloor Street Diner, one level below the theatre, tucked inside the entrance.
I love the VIP, popcorn and Licensed bar that deliver fairly decent CND wine to your seat. That's good enough movie viewing perks for me :)
Theatre 8 is the worst if you're under 5'9".
Half price movies on Tuesdays.
VIP is awesome and worth the VIP fee. Be sure to get there at least a half hour early to get the seat you want and waiter service.
You pay a lot more money for a way smaller screen and marginally better seats. Not worth the extra $$.
Try the comfortable seats and the unwelcome intimacy created by a tiny room and a tiny screen shared with 20 strangers.
VIP is a treat!
A great place to watch a film in an even better location. HOOPLAH loves the Varsity!
Poorly designed theater. The screening rooms have hardly any incline at all, leaving viewers at the mercy of anyone with a larger-than-normal head. Skip this one for the Cineplex on Richmond.
Parking validation makes for cheap easy access in and out !
VIP theatres are ridiculously small. The projector is so low that any patron going to the washroom becomes a giant shadow puppet on the screen you just paid $20 to watch a movie on.
no timeplay here :(
Avoid the VIP at all costs! VIP 1 has the worst screen I have ever seen in a theater. The screen has actual holes in it - a black grid of tiny black holes that completely ruin the image quality.
What a joke! VIP rooms are small. Waste of money. Feel ripped off!
Try the stair lights
Bring a paper seat cover :+
Joan Rivers - a work in progress is a must-see.
Lining up for Inception!
saw Crazy Heart here and was crazy about it
So convenient, so many spots to pick up movie snacks, loving the renovations.
Decent sized movie theater. Usually plays the limited releases. Theater seats are slightly grungy and some are in need of repairs.
Currently undergoing some renovations. Last time I was there, I noticed that there is a bar/restaurant just past the concession stand.
Saw a film in Varsity 8. The thing's flat, old, and dirty. And not in a good "this is kinda cool" way, more in a "ah, what the fuck did I just step into?!" way.
Interesting film selections, clean theatres and VIP lounge!
Try the VIP cinema experience. Love being serve while relaxing in my leather seats. Hehehhe
VIP section is neat, but use passes (from Bloor Street Diner downstairs) or coupons to get in and save.
No timeplay wtf
Don't reserve tickets on weekends, its crowded
Disappointed that they didn't have the same Food Selection as the Newer VIPs 😞.
It is true. Very flat. Did not enjoy! Was watching Catching Fire.
Theater 8 is extreme dirty
The layout is a cut above other Cineplexes, though it does not feature Timeplay. Caters to a mostly older crowd, but can't be beat when it comes to it's great selection of limited engagements.
VIP rooms are cozy. Come early and have a beer!
The VIP experience is worth the extra few bucks. If Cineplex management are reading these tips, you may want to invest some $ in re-covering the seats (the material is wearing off on most seats).
Supplemental to my previous comment re VIP rooms. They've NEVER cleaned them.
VIP rooms are shit holes, they're dirty and smell like they've cleaned them. . Not worth the premium they charge.
Best place in the Cineplex family to get popcorn. I'm not sure why or if the recipe is different but I know a couple of people who swear by it
I love VIP treat anytime and will avoid theatre #8.
VIP rooms are cool. check it out watch a movie in first class :-)
Get ur tix beforehand and get ur seats earlier than most other theatres.
If you're in short and in cinema 8, choose seats closer to the back, or grab a booster seat just outside the doors!
Love the small VIP rooms where you're waited (no lining up at the snack bar, woot!) And LLBO baby! :)
Didn't except my 2 for 1 pass on Tuesday, despite the fact that Scotiabank has been for two months.
Theatre 8 is poorly designed to say the least. No incline! Grab a kids booster seat if you're short!