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The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Indie Movie Theater and Movie Theater
The Annex, Toronto
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  • Connie C.
    "There are extra-wide seats on the ends of some rows in the balcony."(7 Tips)
    Danielle P.
    "Great for documentary lovers"(3 Tips)
    "hip Festival films in a grand neighbourhood cinema."(2 Tips)
    Jason S.
    "main floor is below the screen"(2 Tips)
38 Tips and reviews
  • films
  • neighbourhood cinema
  • comfortable seats
  • big screens
  • balcony
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  • Sky
    SkyJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • John D.
    John DiogenousApril 25, 2014
    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!
  • Sue H.
    Sue HollandOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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 :)
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NgMay 10, 2010
    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
  • Andrea Z.
    Andrea ZadroSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Alina D.
    Alina DSeptember 18, 2015
    Deceiving from the outside - old but amazingly clean inside and quite spacious plus seats are quite new, too.
  • Jason S.
    Jason StathopulosSeptember 17, 2016
    For best viewing head to the balcony as the main floor is below the screen
  • Josh H.
    Josh HollidayMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Love the Bloor, and new documentary programming, but having the screen so high is a colossal design failure.
  • Gavin M.
    Gavin McGarryDecember 1, 2012
    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 ;-)
  • TIFF
    TIFFAugust 28, 2013
    Home of our Vanguard and documentary films, we think our audience will love seeing smart, hip Festival films in a grand neighbourhood cinema.
  • Doors Open Toronto
    Doors Open TorontoMay 24, 2013
    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.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SmithMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For ultra comfy seats, hit up the first floor. For optimum viewing, nab the front row in the balcony.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CrookMarch 31, 2014
    Lovely old theatre that shows great independent films and double-features.
  • Judith P.
    Judith PattersonMarch 8, 2010
    Great neighbourhood cinema, old, bit worn, but charming, always a good line-up of films and fun theme evenings (Rocky Horror, Oscars evening, etc).
  • TIFF
    TIFFSeptember 3, 2012
    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.
  • Connie C.
    Connie CrosbySeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KingMay 2, 2013
    Good popcorn. Lower seats much more bum friendly with more leg room.
  • Francis B.
    Francis BenoitMay 2, 2016
    Amazing indie movie theater where you can drink beer while watching!
  • Shelsey Q.
    Shelsey QuintinoJune 1, 2012
    Awsome throwback, exciting and new adding a lot of character to the neighbourhood!
  • Zoltan H.
    Zoltan H.September 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    .. and licenced too - beer/wine at concessions. Take that Montreal :)
  • Chris D.
    Chris DaviesSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Theater staff are really helpful and friendly
  • Tiina J.
    Tiina JenkinsOctober 17, 2015
    Great seats. Especially on thw balcony.
  • Jonny B.
    Jonny BunningMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Anita C.
    Anita ChauApril 8, 2012
    They've done a great job with the renovations!
  • Leeor S.
    Leeor SommerMarch 13, 2015
    Great seats. Good beer selections...
  • Dave P.
    Dave PageSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome place to watch 🎬🎥. #oldschool
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PalJuly 23, 2016
    Great for documentary lovers
  • Shurraj R.
    Shurraj RaoJuly 25, 2016
    The seats are way too cramped to enjoy a movie.
  • Julien C.
    Julien ChabotJanuary 24, 2010
    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
  • Michael
    MichaelJune 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A serious renovation - but seats are not very wide. Prepare to rub elbows.
  • Mita
    MitaSeptember 13, 2012
    Beer (and wine)!!
  • Tiina J.
    Tiina JenkinsOctober 17, 2015
    estdocs screening
  • David C.
    David ChuFebruary 2, 2013
    checking in for feb 3 screening
  • Catherine S.
    Catherine SolmesJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Here a small popcorn is a small and only costs $3.
  • James B.
    James BellMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $5 weekday matinees!
  • Josh H.
    Josh HollidayApril 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Employees shouldn't be mayors of Foursquare.
  • Freddie M.
    Freddie MOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the balcony, if possible.
  • Tiina J.
    Tiina JenkinsOctober 16, 2015
    Docs docs docs!
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