The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Indie Movie Theater, Office, and Movie Theater
506 Bloor St. W (btwn Bathurst St. & Albany Ave.), Toronto ON M5S 1Y3, Canada
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  • Today
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
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8.8/10

Based on 179 votes

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    Jordan S.
    For optimum viewing, nab the front row in the balcony.(5 Tips)
    TIFF
    hip Festival films in a grand neighbourhood cinema.(2 Tips)
    Tim C.
    great independent films and double-features.(6 Tips)
    Sky
    Comfy, wider seats with drink holders downstairs...(2 Tips)
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  • Leeor S.

    Great seats. Good beer selections...

    Leeor Sommer · March 13
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  • Chris D.

    Theater staff are really helpful and friendly

    Chris Davies · September 10, 2014
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  • John D.

    The perfect way to spend an evening. We should all be so proud that our city has such a lively cultural atmosphere. Visit this incredible theatre and SUPPORT HOT DOCS!

    John Diogenous · April 25, 2014
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  • Tim C.

    Lovely old theatre that shows great independent films and double-features.

    Tim Crook · March 31, 2014
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  • TIFF

    Home of our Vanguard and documentary films, we think our audience will love seeing smart, hip Festival films in a grand neighbourhood cinema.

    TIFF · August 28, 2013
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  • Sky

    Comfy, wider seats with drink holders downstairs but view may be better from upstairs as screen is higher than usual. Really a matter of personal preference. Outside food allowed.

    Sky · July 24, 2013
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  • Doors Open Toronto

    Did you know that this building was originally built in 1913 and then demolished and rebuilt in 1941? Come visit us during Doors Open on May 25-26th, 2013.

    Doors Open Toronto · May 24, 2013
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  • Tim K.

    Good popcorn. Lower seats much more bum friendly with more leg room.

    Tim King · May 2, 2013
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  • David C.

    checking in for feb 3 screening

    David Chu · February 2, 2013
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  • Gavin M.

    Beware the balcony. They serve alcohol at the bar downstairs and by the end of a movie drunk idiots are a chattin' at the screen ;-)

    Gavin McGarry · December 1, 2012
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  • Sue H.

    One of the only theatres in Toronto that's licensed!!! Kick back and enjoy a beer or glass of wine while you watch your flick :)

    Sue Holland · October 18, 2012
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  • Connie C.

    Need more room? There are extra-wide seats on the ends of some rows in the balcony. On the main level, arm rests can be moved up out of the way.

    Connie Crosby · September 23, 2012
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  • Andrea Z.

    The only decent seats are on the main floor anywhere from the third row from the back to the twelfth. Anywhere else and the screen is cut off or you'll have to strain your neck to see the film.

    Andrea Zadro · September 17, 2012
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  • Mita

    Beer (and wine)!!

    Mita · September 13, 2012
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  • Zoltan H.

    .. and licenced too - beer/wine at concessions. Take that Montreal :)

    Zoltan H. · September 11, 2012
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  • TIFF

    Food trucks will be outside this venue from September 7-16 for the Toronto International Film Festival. Grab a gourmet snack before or after you catch a film.

    TIFF · September 3, 2012
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  • Michael

    A serious renovation - but seats are not very wide. Prepare to rub elbows.

    Michael · June 27, 2012
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  • Shelsey Q.

    Awsome throwback, exciting and new adding a lot of character to the neighbourhood!

    Shelsey Quintino · June 1, 2012
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  • Jordan S.

    For ultra comfy seats, hit up the first floor. For optimum viewing, nab the front row in the balcony.

    Jordan Smith · May 1, 2012
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  • Josh H.

    Employees shouldn't be mayors of Foursquare.

    Josh Holliday · April 28, 2012
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  • Anita C.

    They've done a great job with the renovations!

    Anita Chau · April 8, 2012
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  • Josh H.

    Love the Bloor, and new documentary programming, but having the screen so high is a colossal design failure.

    Josh Holliday · March 26, 2012
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  • Jonny B.

    Free tickets to Waste Land to celebrate the reopening - collect 2 Sat/Sun noon -5pm 10/11 March for screenings on 12/13 March 2012

    Jonny Bunning · March 10, 2012
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  • James B.

    $5 weekday matinees!

    James Bell · March 23, 2011
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  • National Post

    The 200-plus documentaries from 43 countries at the Hot Docs film festival “remind us that there is an audience interested in intelligent conversation.” Read more: Read more

    National Post · March 23, 2011
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  • Catherine S.

    Here a small popcorn is a small and only costs $3.

    Catherine Solmes · January 2, 2011
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  • National Post

    The subtle & not-so-subtle genius of Broadway’s greatest living composer and lyricist will be on display at the Sondheim Film Festival, introduced by Post critic Robert Cushman. Dec. 4 -5. Read more: Read more

    National Post · December 3, 2010
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  • National Post

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warp again, 35 years later. More at the link: Read more

    National Post · October 29, 2010
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  • Freddie M.

    Avoid the balcony, if possible.

    Freddie M · October 7, 2010
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  • National Post

    The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival opens with Boy, a blockbuster from New Zealand and close with Ojibway poet Armand Garnet Ruffo's debut, A Windigo Tale. Oct. 20-24. http://natpo.st/9iSYhE Read more

    National Post · September 27, 2010
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  • Kevin N.

    Excellent old skool movie theatre. A throwback to what was once the norm. Old style seating, a balcony, they even have a stage in front of the screen. Very cool, and hip place to see movies. Great Read more

    Kevin Ng · May 10, 2010
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  • Judith P.

    Great neighbourhood cinema, old, bit worn, but charming, always a good line-up of films and fun theme evenings (Rocky Horror, Oscars evening, etc).

    Judith Patterson · March 8, 2010
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  • Julien C.

    Go see a movie you've already seen a million times before but never on the big screen. Popcorn will only enhance the experience. Read more

    Julien Chabot · January 24, 2010
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Upcoming Events

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  • Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

    9:30 PM on May 22, 2015

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