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Bloor Cinema

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Address: 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y3, Canada
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The Bloor (now Hot Docs) Cinema is independent and dedicated to screening documentaries. The range of films they offer is outstanding. Although there is only one screen (part of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bloor (now Hot Docs) Cinema is independent and dedicated to screening documentaries. The range of films they offer is outstanding. Although there is only one screen (part of what makes it a good cinema), they offer several docs each day and run each film for at least a week so you're bound to find something you like at a... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Dropped by Thursday Night for a Salomon Freeski TV premiere Great mini doc on climate change now available on You Tube "Guilt Trip" Cool spot great seats and sound, and any theatre that serves craft beer and killer popcorn is my friend.

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Brampton
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an old theatre that has very poor seating allthough the seats were very comfortable, unless you're in the last four or five rows your going to be looking up @ the screen. The seats do tip back but you're probably going to get a sore neck. Washrooms are upstairs. The concession stand was out of most things &... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went to Hot Docs the splendid theatre committed to showing documentaries, to see "Weiner", a documentary about the former US congressman who wrecked his career by sexting. It's a sad story: all the positive things Anthony Weiner has done and is capable of doing get negated by media obsession with his highly inappropriate behaviour a few years ago. Weiner... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I have totally gone off the cinema in the past 8 years. It's so Comercial and they all look the same. The good is crappie and it's an expensive evening with little reward. Hot docs is different, it feels like an old cinema, they make their own popcorn with butter if you wish. You can hear the popcorn machine popping... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went to see the documentary "Robin and Mark and Richard III," in which the renowned director Robin Phillips, who died recently at age 75, instructs Mark McKinney in the role of Richard III. It is both fascinating and deeply moving, worthy of the fine theatre in which it was shown. See it if you get the chance, and visit... More 

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Downstairs was renovated within the past few years - new seats, bar, etc. Upstairs is still the same - and huge. Best place to watch documentaries in Toronto. Good popcorn, reasonably priced snacks, and they don't mind if you bring in food from outside (where there are plenty of options).

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

The last time I was in Bloor Cinema it was still a repertory house, functional but rather run-down and shabby. I was there today to see a fine documentary about Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, and I was greatly impressed with the renovations. The place looks a lot better, the seats are much better than before, and the washrooms are much improved... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

Comfy, casual theatre located at Bloor and Bathurst, a bustling and interesting intersection with easy subway and streetcar access. Great coffee shops nearby, and drop in to shop at "Ten Thousand Villages" before or after the show. Complimentary water fountain with cups is very nice if you're not feeling like concession indulgence.

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Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

My family and I go to a screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival every year and this was our first time getting tickets to the Bloor Cinema. We got seats on the first floor and they were very comfortable full back seats with a bit of a tilt recline. Plenty of leg room so our tall guys were comfortable.... More 

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