Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas

55 Bloor St W (at Bay St), Toronto ON M4W 1A5, Canada
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  • Today
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
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  • AJ C.

    Do the VIP theatre if you can. Its worth it.

    AJ Comstock · April 14, 2010
  • Alessandro W.

    Avoid movies in auditorium #8: it's the worst, it's almost flat!

    Alessandro Würgler · March 13, 2011
  • Alan L.

    You can get $3 parking for 4 hours after 6pm during the week or anytime on the weekend.

    Alan Lam · April 2, 2011
  • Erin K.

    Great theatre for Sunday afternoon matinees

    Erin Kinghorn · March 14, 2010
  • Josh H.

    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!

    Josh Holliday · June 9, 2012
  • Connie C.

    Ticket lineups too long? There is a ticket machine at the Bloor Street Diner, one level below the theatre, tucked inside the entrance.

    Connie Crosby · July 7, 2012
  • Andria M.

    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 :)

    Andria Mendicino · March 2, 2011
  • Nimo A.

    Theatre 8 is the worst if you're under 5'9".

    Nimo A · December 8, 2010
  • Chris G.

    Half price movies on Tuesdays.

    Chris Gruggen · September 22, 2010
  • Tara S.

    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.

    Tara Sinclair · August 20, 2011
  • Jeremy B.

    You pay a lot more money for a way smaller screen and marginally better seats. Not worth the extra $$.

    Jeremy Barker · October 30, 2010
  • Lee N.

    Try the comfortable seats and the unwelcome intimacy created by a tiny room and a tiny screen shared with 20 strangers.

    Lee Newton · May 11, 2012
  • Peter G.

    VIP is a treat!

    Peter Goring · October 18, 2011

    A great place to watch a film in an even better location. HOOPLAH loves the Varsity!

    HOOPLAH · May 2, 2012
  • Christy Z.

    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.

    Christy Zhou · October 4, 2010
  • Derek V.

    Parking validation makes for cheap easy access in and out !

    Derek Van de Kamp · June 15, 2014
  • Joel R.

    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.

    Joel R · February 18, 2014
  • bunny h.

    no timeplay here :(

    bunny hero · April 21, 2013
  • Cristian T.

    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.

    Cristian Tane · December 14, 2012
  • Connor D.

    What a joke! VIP rooms are small. Waste of money. Feel ripped off!

    Connor Dickie · May 21, 2012
  • Jonathan L.

    Try the stair lights

    Jonathan Levstein · March 25, 2012
  • Wendy F.

    Bring a paper seat cover :+

    Wendy Foster · August 20, 2011
  • Derrick C.

    Joan Rivers - a work in progress is a must-see.

    Derrick Cho · August 15, 2010
  • Tiffany C.

    Lining up for Inception!

    Tiffany Chui · July 25, 2010
  • David B.

    saw Crazy Heart here and was crazy about it

    David Bednar · January 22, 2010
  • Markus D.

    So convenient, so many spots to pick up movie snacks, loving the renovations.

    Markus Doerr · January 14
  • Nicolas S.

    Decent sized movie theater. Usually plays the limited releases. Theater seats are slightly grungy and some are in need of repairs.

    Nicolas St-Amour · December 28, 2014
  • Robin J.

    Currently undergoing some renovations. Last time I was there, I noticed that there is a bar/restaurant just past the concession stand.

    Robin Johannsen · December 12, 2014
  • Alex P.

    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.

    Alex Palmer · November 9, 2014
  • Becca G.

    Interesting film selections, clean theatres and VIP lounge!

    Becca Gilgan · November 8, 2014
  • Thomas

    Try the VIP cinema experience. Love being serve while relaxing in my leather seats. Hehehhe

    Thomas · November 1, 2014
  • orun b.

    VIP section is neat, but use passes (from Bloor Street Diner downstairs) or coupons to get in and save.

    orun b · September 2, 2014
  • Burce ı.

    No timeplay wtf

    Burce ısık · August 16, 2014
  • Fernando R.

    Don't reserve tickets on weekends, its crowded

    Fernando Rebel S · August 6, 2014
  • Jeffy B.

    Disappointed that they didn't have the same Food Selection as the Newer VIPs 😞.

    Jeffy B · July 2, 2014
  • Neil R.

    It is true. Very flat. Did not enjoy! Was watching Catching Fire.

    Neil Roy · November 30, 2013
  • Benjamin

    Theater 8 is extreme dirty

    Benjamin · June 22, 2013
  • Rob T.

    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.

    Rob T · June 5, 2013
  • Adam M.

    VIP rooms are cozy. Come early and have a beer!

    Adam McArthur · May 13, 2013
  • Lucy S.

    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).

    Lucy Senior · February 24, 2013
  • Jean-Marie H.

    Supplemental to my previous comment re VIP rooms. They've NEVER cleaned them.

    Jean-Marie Heimrath · January 19, 2013
  • Jean-Marie H.

    VIP rooms are shit holes, they're dirty and smell like they've cleaned them. . Not worth the premium they charge.

    Jean-Marie Heimrath · January 19, 2013
  • Aaron Brown

    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

    Aaron Brown · January 13, 2013
  • Karima L.

    I love VIP treat anytime and will avoid theatre #8.

    Karima Ladhani · November 20, 2012
  • Roly G.

    VIP rooms are cool. check it out watch a movie in first class :-)

    Roly Gomez · September 25, 2012
  • Adam R.

    Get ur tix beforehand and get ur seats earlier than most other theatres.

    Adam Reddick · July 14, 2012
  • Tiffanie I.

    If you're in short and in cinema 8, choose seats closer to the back, or grab a booster seat just outside the doors!

    Tiffanie Ing · June 3, 2012
  • Aeryn L.

    Love the small VIP rooms where you're waited (no lining up at the snack bar, woot!) And LLBO baby! :)

    Aeryn Lynne · May 24, 2012
  • Adam S.

    Didn't except my 2 for 1 pass on Tuesday, despite the fact that Scotiabank has been for two months.

    Adam Schoales · April 10, 2012
  • Kelvin L.

    Theatre 8 is poorly designed to say the least. No incline! Grab a kids booster seat if you're short!

    Kelvin Lee · March 25, 2012

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