Carlton Cinema

20 Carlton Street,
Toronto, ON M5B 2H5

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socal09 on November 19, 2009 at 9:54 am

Sad loss for the art house and independent filmmaking community but this was no Cinema Treasure. The auditoriums and screens were ridiculously small.

telliott on November 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Cineplex Entertainment announced that these cinemas will be closing on Dec 6. The reasons given were that the lease expires Dec. 31, declining business and the need for renovations which all contributed to the decision to close this tiny cinema complex. The complex opened in 1981 so they have been here for almost 30 years.

socal09 on November 4, 2009 at 5:40 pm

This small multiplex theatre is possibly one the worst places to see a movie on the planet. It’s a great example of the late 80’s trend to build tiny little shoebox theatres. Some screening rooms (I won’t even call them a theatre) have less than 100 seats and actually have columns within the seating area. The decor is pure 80s kitsch. You’re better off watching a film at home on a big flat screen TV. I can’t believe this place is still around. For once, a cinema that wouldn’t be missed if a wrecking ball took it down tomorrow.

telliott on May 23, 2009 at 4:04 pm

That’s a beautiful picture. But it’s actually the old Odeon Carlton which has it’s own site on Cinema Treasures and not the current Carlton Cinemas that is next door to where the original Odeon Carlton was.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on November 19, 2008 at 10:38 am

Here is a small set of photos, including one of the nine micro-cinemas. Honestly, with all the AMC’s and Scotiabanks and Silvercities now in Toronto and with all of the “exclusive engagements” they open, I’m surprised this place is still open even as an art house cinema.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 27, 2005 at 3:15 pm

I visited this theatre on April 21, 1992 for two films in separate auditoriums. One was Europa, elsewhere named Zentropa. The other was the Academy Award winning Italian movie Mediterraneo.