TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Movie Theater · Entertainment District
350 King St. W (at John St.), Toronto ON M5V 3X5‎, Canada
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
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TIFF Bell Lightbox provides a home for all of TIFF's existing programmes as well as new initiatives, community and industry events.


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  • Chris O.

    Good second floor space for renting out for large meetings plus theatre for presentations.

    Chris O · 1 week ago
  • Shane A.

    Free wifi to check movie descriptions inside

    Shane Austin · 2 weeks ago
  • Arturo A.

    Great venue. Quality projections.

    Arturo Aguilar · September 14
  • Per S.

    THE movie theater.

    Per Snare · June 16
  • Laura R.


  • Chyrell S.

    Movies, special events

    Chyrell Samson · December 10, 2014
  • Niloo R.

    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

    Niloo Ravaei · November 8, 2014
  • Mark C.

    Great lunch menu in the Canteen. Wifi too. The Sweet Potato Fries from the Appetizer Menu are amazing!

    Mark Crone · November 3, 2014
  • S H.

    Film and popcorn

    S H · October 27, 2014
  • Dale Vander W.

    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.

    Dale Vander Woude · September 22, 2014
  • Nicole T.

    Amazing events here

    Nicole Tupechka · September 22, 2014
  • Richard T.

    Home of the Toronto Film Festival. A warren of escalators and screening rooms.

    Richard Thompson · September 19, 2014
  • Chris D.

    Their film series showcases are always great, like that time they showed a bunch of Nicholas Cage films

    Chris Davies · September 12, 2014
  • Christian P.

    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!

    Christian Petrozza · September 10, 2014
  • Glauber S.

    Toronto international film festival

    Glauber Santos · September 7, 2014
  • 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

    Carol Brailey Image Consulting · September 2, 2014
  • Leigh Y.

    Love the sound proof theatres.

    Leigh Young · August 18, 2014
  • Nazli G.

    Not anything special!

    Nazli Gols · August 16, 2014
  • Marie L.

    There's a phone charging station on the 2nd floor near the concession stand

    Marie Lim · August 10, 2014
  • Fernando R.

    Fancy place to see movies before hit the cinemas , save some cash by buying in groups or combos

    Fernando Rebel S · August 10, 2014
  • Adam S.

    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.

    Adam Schoales · August 7, 2014
  • Mazen B.

    State-of-the-art building. Great movie screenings all year long, regardless of the TIFF.

    Mazen Baradhy · August 7, 2014
  • Amaya

    You can't really beat Sunday brunch on the patio after church, followed up by a matinee.

    Amaya · August 6, 2014
  • Murray M.

    Theater 1 seats are the best...

    Murray McKercher · May 3, 2014
  • Natasha V.

    This place takes a "movie date" to a whole new level. Cute location & building, and the Kijiji cafe adds a little pizzazz!

    Natasha Venditti · March 2, 2014
  • jurenda

    Best popcorn in TO

    jurenda · January 3, 2014
  • charlotte

    The upstairs bar is good for people-watching over king street with a cocktail.

    charlotte · December 29, 2013
  • Karen Q.

    Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli on now (Dec 17/2013 to Jan 3/2014)!

    Karen Quon · December 18, 2013
  • Max R.


    Max Renn · December 8, 2013
  • Nick D.

    Best theatre in Toronto. This movie is going to rock. I number number.

    Nick Dees · September 12, 2013
  • book_diva

    Vote at TIFF.net/VOTE with your tickets to be entered in the Blackberry People's Choice Award draw. #TIFF13

    book_diva · September 9, 2013
  • Juan Carlos G.

    Ready for TIFF adventure again.

    Juan Carlos García · September 4, 2013
  • TIFF

    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!

    TIFF · August 28, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Great place to take a poop!

    Matt Schwartz · August 15, 2013
  • Flor M.

    Best location to watch films in 3D!

    Flor Mc. · August 15, 2013
  • book_diva

    Free wifi.

    book_diva · August 1, 2013
  • Pedro P.

    Great place to watch independent films.

    Pedro Peter · June 27, 2013
  • TIFF

    Grab a free popcorn when you show your TIFF Bell Lightbox Check-in to a concession staff member on April 16 (Foursquare Day).

    TIFF · April 12, 2013
  • Melissa P.

    Best popcorn in the city!

    Melissa Parker · April 12, 2013
  • TIFF

    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.

    TIFF · April 9, 2013
  • Deb L.

    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

    Deb Lewis · March 6, 2013
  • TIFF

    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.

    TIFF · February 20, 2013
  • Spandy A.

    Get cultured!! ;D

    Spandy Andy · December 22, 2012
  • Brad B.

    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.

    Brad Bakelmun · December 16, 2012
  • Denise

    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.

    Denise · December 1, 2012
  • Andrew G.

    There are two unmarked washrooms hidden behind the escalators on the main floor. Handy if the ones upstairs are busy.

    Andrew Gurudata · November 10, 2012
  • Jumpwire Media

    Have a glass of wine after the movie in the lounge while overlooking King St. W.

    Jumpwire Media · September 28, 2012
  • King Blue Condos

    Celebrity spotting during TIFF! Lots of it! Read more

    King Blue Condos · September 12, 2012
  • Steve R.

    Try the Reincarnated at LUMA.

    Steve Ramos · September 7, 2012
  • W. Andrew P.

    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.

    W. Andrew Powell · August 22, 2012

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