Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas

10 Dundas Street East,
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

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Ultra AVX #5 with Dolby Atmos

This 24 screen complex anchors a major shopping center in Toronto’s version of Times Square. It was opened on March 28, 2008. In May 2014 five of the screens were converted into VIP screens, which reduced the total number of screens to 23.

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Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Now down to 23 screens due to the VIP renovation. Screens #1-15, as before, then VIP #1-5, then #22-24. No screen #21 exists. Oddly enough the cinema numbers haven’t changed so screens #22-24 still exist as before.

John Fink
John Fink on May 6, 2015 at 9:17 pm

The former box-office on the ground floor now houses two Cineplex food concepts – Poptopia and a Frozen Yogurt bar. I visited the VIP section last September (I took a few hours away from TIFF to see “Captive”, the new Atom Egoyan movie that wasn’t playing at the festival…draw your own conclusions on that one) and it was a pretty nice experience – the food and beverages we had were fine, as was the service (although only available during the pre-show, a server took our order and settled our bill via an iPad). As for the dine-in aspect, the selection was not nearly as expansive a selection as the Alamo Drafthouse although the quality and experience surpassed AMC’s Dine-In Theaters. My only complaint would have been the price of tickets had we not gone on half-price Tuesdays.

On a side note: I feel as if the VIP market could be an area of entry for another exhibitor if one were to want to try to enter the GTA in those few market areas were Cineplex has some weakness (or if Landmark were to start investing in recliner seats like US exhibitors have been doing).

telliott
telliott on May 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

Where are the VIP cinemas? Do they have a separate entrance or the same wide open walk in. Are they clustered together on the main floor? I know they used one of the former cinemas for the lounge. Will have to try to get there one of these days.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm

The VIP section is located on the second floor where Cinemas #16-21 used to be, although the whole area has been completely gutted and re-done. The entrance is located by where screens #15 and #22 are, with a slightly pushed out entrance (#15 and #22 are accessible on the sides via a small hall-way) leading into a main lobby with the lounge on the right hand side as you walk in.

VIP #1-3 are on the left hand side and #4 and #5 are ahead and in the back behind the bar. I also don’t recall this location having VIP bathrooms, either, but there are giant washrooms outside the theaters anyway.

In fact, on some of their digital displays the screens would read “#17”, “18” but my ticket (ALSO for CAPTIVE!) read “VIP #5”). But again, no screen #21 exists.

Also all five screens in this VIP section are floating 1.85 screens with no masking, so movies in scope play letterboxed on this screen.

telliott
telliott on May 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Thanks Jason. Sounds interesting. I will have to try and get there soon. So between the 5 VIP there and the 4 at the Varsity, they have 9 VIP screens downtown. And coming soon, the 3 VIP screens uptown at the Yonge & Eglinton location.

CorusFTW
CorusFTW on November 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

As of 2019, one of the auditoriums is now a 4DX auditorium. They retrofitted one of the smaller theatres with moving seats and special effects.

CorusFTW
CorusFTW on December 31, 2020 at 4:07 pm

Why is Cineplex keeping this cinema despite also having Scotiabank Theatre and Varsity in the same city?

CorusFTW
CorusFTW on January 9, 2021 at 3:07 pm

This theatre opened on March 28, 2008, with 21, 27 Dresses, Cloverfield, College Road Trip, Definitely, Maybe, The Eye, Fool’s Gold, Jumper, Juno, Meet the Spartans, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Run Fat Boy Run, Semi-Pro, Step Up 2: The Streets, Stop-Loss, There Will Be Blood, and Untraceable. It opened with 5000 seats and has Sony 4K projectors in all theatres, which Cineplex replaced with their own in 2012. From my research, it was originally planned to have 30 screens before changing it to 24. A 4DX auditorium was added on November 4, 2016, with Doctor Strange.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 10, 2021 at 12:38 pm

This was the last AMC theatre to be built with 24 or more screens.

igoudge
igoudge on January 11, 2021 at 7:50 am

They are keeping this one as Rio Can who is the property owner of the Scotiabank site has applied with the city to redevelop the site with condos and no word on replacing the cinema, so I am assuming they are keeping Varsity and Yong and Dundas as they are both still very busy venues for the chain

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