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TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Movie Theater
Entertainment District, Toronto
  • Stalker (1979): 7:15pm
  • Peter M.
    "Tim Burton exhibit is a must - amazing"(2 Tips)
    Eryn B.
    "Amazing just to roam and feel the zeitgeist"(2 Tips)
    Carolyn V.
    "I love the Blackberry Lounge."(2 Tips)
    Jessica C.
    "awesome venue for films ~ beware the popcorn. ."(8 Tips)
113 Tips and reviews
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  • David F.
    David Fiore3 weeks ago
    Movies, coffee
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    Experience the digiPlaySpace at the Bell TIFF Lightbox until April 23rd. A wonderful change to play with robots, learn about coding and other digital technology for the young and young at heart.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SanFebruary 23
    I was here for a special film screening of Amélie and the following day for the 2017 oscar nominated short films, beautiful theatre overall!
  • Kunaal A.
    Kunaal AryaNovember 5, 2016
    The staff is Prettttty f'in pretentious. But i guess i shouldve expected that
  • Janine B.
    Janine BeckSeptember 29, 2016
    Toronto film festival!!!!
  • Chetan
    ChetanAugust 27, 2016
    Volunteering !!!!! TIFF 2016
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew David AlexanderAugust 2, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Always have interesting films and they host the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival every May so they either love the gays or love our money but either is fine with me.
  • A C.
    A CCMay 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 10, 2016
    Take in a movie at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Don’t forget to visit the retail store to pick yourself up a souvenir in advance of the next Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaFebruary 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Canada's arts shine here
  • Akinbode O.
    Akinbode OguntuyiFebruary 12, 2016
    Enjoyed the ambience of the theatre, and the staff are super friendly.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GodonFebruary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cinéma in Toronto, especially if you like independent movies and a glass of wine to go along with it
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranFebruary 4, 2016
    Very nice movie theatre specialized in art movies
  • Chris O.
    Chris ONovember 17, 2015
    Good second floor space for renting out for large meetings plus theatre for presentations.
  • Shane A.
    Shane AustinNovember 15, 2015
    Free wifi to check movie descriptions inside
  • Arturo A.
    Arturo AguilarSeptember 14, 2015
    Great venue. Quality projections.
  • Per S.
    Per SnareJune 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    THE movie theater.
  • Laura R.
    Laura Rosales VazquezApril 16, 2015
  • Chyrell S.
    Chyrell SamsonDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Movies, special events
  • Niloo R.
    Niloo RavaeiNovember 8, 2014
    yes it's overrated and overpriced but its the only place of its kind and a definite must for anyone with filmic and/or cultural tendencies
  • Mark C.
    Mark CroneNovember 3, 2014
    Great lunch menu in the Canteen. Wifi too. The Sweet Potato Fries from the Appetizer Menu are amazing!
  • S H.
    S HOctober 27, 2014
    Film and popcorn
  • Dale Vander W.
    Dale Vander WoudeSeptember 22, 2014
    I am Dale Vander Woude. I have visited TIFF many times. I don't think that it is a bad place to go. I enjoyed there with my friends.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TupechkaSeptember 22, 2014
    Amazing events here
  • Richard T.
    Richard ThompsonSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Home of the Toronto Film Festival. A warren of escalators and screening rooms.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DaviesSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their film series showcases are always great, like that time they showed a bunch of Nicholas Cage films
  • Christian P.
    Christian PetrozzaSeptember 10, 2014
    fantastic place 2 c films from around the world, classics, filmmaker talks & cinema history exhibits.During TIFF it is plentiful w/excitement & screenings, clearly toronto's entertainment hub!
  • Glauber S.
    Glauber SantosSeptember 7, 2014
    Toronto international film festival
  • Carol Brailey Image Consulting
    Is there a celebrity in the area? Have you ever been drawn to a particular hair colour, hair style or outfit that a celebrity had and you then proceeded to replicate? Read more
  • Leigh Y.
    Leigh YoungAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the sound proof theatres.
  • Nazli G.
    Nazli GolsAugust 16, 2014
    Not anything special!
  • Marie L.
    Marie LAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a phone charging station on the 2nd floor near the concession stand
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando Rebel SAugust 10, 2014
    Fancy place to see movies before hit the cinemas , save some cash by buying in groups or combos
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchoalesAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't serve fountain drinks (bottles only), and only have pepsi products. So you might want to sneak in a bottle/can of Coca-Cola if that's your style.
  • Mazen B.
    Mazen BaradhyAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    State-of-the-art building. Great movie screenings all year long, regardless of the TIFF.
  • Amaya
    AmayaAugust 6, 2014
    You can't really beat Sunday brunch on the patio after church, followed up by a matinee.
  • Murray M.
    Murray McKercherMay 3, 2014
    Theater 1 seats are the best...
  • Natasha V.
    Natasha VendittiMarch 2, 2014
    This place takes a "movie date" to a whole new level. Cute location & building, and the Kijiji cafe adds a little pizzazz!
  • jurenda
    jurendaJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best popcorn in TO
  • charlotte
    charlotteDecember 29, 2013
    The upstairs bar is good for people-watching over king street with a cocktail.
  • Karen Q.
    Karen QuonDecember 18, 2013
    Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli on now (Dec 17/2013 to Jan 3/2014)!
  • Max R.
    Max RennDecember 8, 2013
  • Nick D.
    Nick DeesSeptember 12, 2013
    Best theatre in Toronto. This movie is going to rock. I number number.
  • book_diva
    book_divaSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vote at with your tickets to be entered in the Blackberry People's Choice Award draw. #TIFF13
  • Juan Carlos G.
    Juan Carlos GarcíaSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ready for TIFF adventure again.
  • TIFF
    TIFFAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Festival Village walking tours depart from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tours run daily at 12:30pm and 5:30pm from September 6th- 11th, and last approx. one hour. Free with any film ticket, stub, or pass!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchwartzAugust 15, 2013
    Great place to take a poop!
  • Flor M.
    Flor Mc.August 15, 2013
    Best location to watch films in 3D!
  • book_diva
    book_divaAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi.
  • Pedro P.
    Pedro PeterJune 27, 2013
    Great place to watch independent films.
  • TIFF
    TIFFApril 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a free popcorn when you show your TIFF Bell Lightbox Check-in to a concession staff member on April 16 (Foursquare Day).
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa ParkerApril 12, 2013
    Best popcorn in the city!
  • TIFF
    TIFFApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now that the penny is being phased out, drop off your coins to our donation boxes to support initiatives like TIFF Kids, TIFF Next Wave, Pocket Fund, Special Delivery & Reel Comfort.
  • Deb L.
    Deb LewisMarch 6, 2013
    A fresh new venue that is perfect when you need a theatre and party space. From the lobbies to the malaparte they are all fresh and new
  • TIFF
    TIFFFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a free 45-minute guided tour of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Every Sat & Sun at 11am & 1pm. Meet next to the elevators on the main floor. First come, first served.
  • Spandy A.
    Spandy AndyDecember 22, 2012
    Get cultured!! ;D
  • Brad B.
    Brad BakelmunDecember 16, 2012
    Films as they're meant to be seen. From Chinatown to Melancholia, each print I've seen has been crisp and bright. No hair/scratches; pristine sound. Film is an art form, and Lightbox is its gallery.
  • Denise
    DeniseDecember 1, 2012
    Check out the display of artifacts from the archaeological excavation of the first Toronto General Hospital. It's on the 4th floor in the lobby of the Film Library.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GurudataNovember 10, 2012
    There are two unmarked washrooms hidden behind the escalators on the main floor. Handy if the ones upstairs are busy.
  • Jumpwire Media
    Jumpwire MediaSeptember 28, 2012
    Have a glass of wine after the movie in the lounge while overlooking King St. W.
  • King Blue Condos
    King Blue CondosSeptember 12, 2012
    Celebrity spotting during TIFF! Lots of it! Read more
  • Steve R.
    Steve RamosSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Reincarnated at LUMA.
  • W. Andrew P.
    W. Andrew PowellAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop by Luma on the second floor for a great place to grab a drink or a snack after a movie. Excellent atmosphere and food, and quieter than the ground floor.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 20, 2012
    The monolithic $191 million headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival, held each September, is at the heart of downtown.
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TomassoJuly 5, 2012
    Probably the cleanest theatre in the city with great cheap concessions.
  • Gardenia F.
    Gardenia FloresMay 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Inside Out festival volunteers were friendly but the TIFF non box office staff were rude and demeaning.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GoodmanMarch 18, 2012
    Getting my picture taken on the Iron Throne (+ a free DVD thrown in) - freakin' cool. Finding out there's a Miyazaki film fest (+ tons of Ghibli goodness at the gift shop): friggin' awesome.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RowsomFebruary 25, 2012
    Yes, the films are good... but the popcorn is AMAZING
  • Connie C.
    Connie CrosbyJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Working in the members' lounge is great--free wifi!
  • Connie C.
    Connie CrosbyJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Are you a member? Snacks in the member lounge are from Canteen and are much faster from here.
  • Jonny B.
    Jonny BunningJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    No refunds on movie tickets, $2.50 charge to change them may apply...
  • Whits M.
    Whits MJanuary 8, 2012
    25% discount for MasterCard! tell them before you purchase ticket!
  • Christine E.
    Christine EstimaJanuary 6, 2012
    Denys Arcand's Oscar is housed here near the staircase.
  • Joanne G.
    Joanne GoveasDecember 17, 2011
    Get the semolina gnocchi!
  • David S.
    David StrasserDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try to avoid sitting too close to the screen, you'll hurt your neck.
  • Alexandre F.
    Alexandre FafardDecember 9, 2011
    Easy going, good food, great service, not stuffy, cool crowd. Careful with the falling window :P
  • Mike T.
    Mike TNovember 11, 2011
    Rendezvous with Madness Film Featival
  • Darina G.
    Darina Gr.November 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grace Kelly exhibition is absolutely brilliant!
  • Kent S.
    Kent SpeakmanOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dont forget to check out the rooftop! Nikki Beach parties at TIFF
  • Pirs R.
    Pirs R DuvalOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great movies & place, what more can you ask?
  • Ontario Travel
    Ontario TravelSeptember 29, 2011
    Check out TIFF's great year round programming - from favourite movies like an American Tail to classic Hitchcock films, TIFF Bell Lightbox has something for everyone!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CookSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    awesome venue for films ~ beware the popcorn. . .unless its recently popped
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 6, 2011
    Be certain to visit the Film Reference Library. It houses the world's most extensive English language collection of Canadian film-related material.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 6, 2011
    Dedicated to the love of film, The Toronto International Film Festival has been a staple of the festival world since 1976, and has grown to become a forum enjoyed by over 500,000 people, worldwide.
  • Tree Bug
    Tree BugSeptember 1, 2011
    For Extra Points: Extra points for a creative picture relating to the location.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LutzAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to get there a bit early as the concession line tends to be a bit slow - but worth it with outstanding baked goods in addition to the usual movie fare! Read more
  • richard m.
    richard murrayAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Bet you'll never see Mayor Coby at a film or in the building...
  • Alphonse A.
    Alphonse AgregadoAugust 12, 2011
    O&B service sucks. Been sitting for 15 mins. Before someone served us. Had to get their attention just to get water. Major letdown. Not coming back
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LawrenceAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like washing your hands in cool temp water, wash them before coming here. Only warm water in these automatic faucets.
  • Carolyn V.
    Carolyn VanMay 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the Blackberry Lounge. Grab a glass of wine, hook your laptop up and crunch out some work while people watching on King St. P.S. This place is wired beautifully!
  • Raif B.
    Raif BarbarosApril 17, 2011
    chocolate croissant. enough said.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RooneyApril 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best places in Toronto to see a film!
  • TIFF
    TIFFMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cupcakes and other sweets from Wanda's Pie In The Sky now available at concessions!
  • Glen F.
    Glen FarrellyMarch 6, 2011
    Check out the Tim Burton inspired food: Sweeney Todd meat pie, Willie Wonka cake, and Big Fish
  • Javier E.
    Javier EspinozaFebruary 27, 2011
    If you have kids make sure to go to the 3rd floor. Stop-motion stations, green room shoot. Great entertainment 4 every1
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaFebruary 20, 2011
    Get free popcorn on the 2nd floor when you mention you're a Facebook fan (Feb 2011)
  • Aren D.
    Aren D.February 6, 2011
    Feels very pretentious, having recently gone for a film there. Beware of ageism, members-only elitism. Enjoy the decent food and phone chargers in the BB Lounge, however.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MarrelloJanuary 30, 2011
    Tim Burton exhibit is a must - amazing
  • Connie C.
    Connie CrosbyJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    They don't take Mastercard with VISA being a sponsor.
  • Tiina J.
    Tiina JenkinsJanuary 21, 2011
    MoMA exhibit - Tim Bjurton - must see for kids!
  • Toronto Entertainment District
    The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am–7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm, closed Monday.
  • Toronto Entertainment District
    Forgot your phone charger and the cell is almost dead? Charge your BlackBerry phone in our BlackBerry Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox!
  • richard m.
    richard murrayJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I was going to buy tickets online, but they are a dollar more than if I go to the box office. This place run by Ticketmaster?
  • Catherine S.
    Catherine SolmesJanuary 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $3 popcorn!
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you order tickets online and pick up at the willcall window. Just in case there are lineups
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimDecember 27, 2010
    These are the most comfortable theater chairs I've ever sat in.
  • TIFF
    TIFFDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Film Reference Library is a valuable resource for scholars, filmmakers & the general public. The extensive collection of materials make it a rich source for everything cinema!
  • TIFF
    TIFFDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, closed Monday.
  • Owen H.
    Owen HurstSeptember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue, although you will run into people who use the term "zeitgeist" in casual conversation
  • Afifa A.
    Afifa AzaSeptember 17, 2010
    must must walk on the red carpet and watch the huge display on the wall when u sit in your seat close your eyes and imagine....
  • Tom E.
    Tom EmrichSeptember 12, 2010
    Great addition to Toronto! 5 cinemas paying homage to the greatest in film!
  • Eryn B.
    Eryn BillingsSeptember 10, 2010
    Amazing just to roam and feel the zeitgeist
  • Jacobo V.
    Jacobo VallierOctober 30, 2014
    Salas de circuito de cine alternativo y cuartel general durante el festival. Siempre hay algo interesante. Acuérdate de pedir tus palomitas con mantequilla!
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