TIFF Bell Lightbox Theater Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Not just for film fest glitterati. Catching a flick at the Lightbox makes you feel like there is a red carpet

This iconic theater with a great modern design serves as the hub for the famous Toronto International Film Festival held in the fall of very year.   During the festival the commoners snap up festival passes and throng to the Lightbox hoping to catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two….”I saw Brad Pitt in the men’s room!” Oh my….  The rest of the year is a bit more pedestrian from a star chasing perspective but is no less enthralling from a film going perspective.  Remember the films?  Those things featured prominently at the FILM Festival?  If you are in Toronto on a rainy afternoon, a chilly evening or are just looking for a place to escape for a couple of hours, this is ideal.  The benefit of being a Film Festival hotspot is that it gets early run showings at other times of the year.  When I was there I was able to see Richard Linklater’s Boyhood months before its general release where I live.  It was a divine experience.  The seats are roomy and you can engage your inner film critic.

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350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6, Canada



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Check out the TIFF Gift Shop while you are there. It is full of ironic, iconic, film and pop culture items. Almost all of them would fit in a carry on.

Prices range for seats based on membership, location and event. All are very reasonable. Actual festival passes also vary if you happen to be there during the TIFF.

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