Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas

10 Dundas Street East,
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

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Ultra AVX #5 with Dolby Atmos seating

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This 24 screen complex anchors a major shopping center in Toronto’s version of Times Square. 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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Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Curious to see what the renovations will look like since I’ve always liked it just the way it is. And do you think they’ll figure out how to cope with that strange escalator setup? Newbies to this cinema often can’t figure out how to get up to the theatre, and afterwards, on how to get out. Except for that little problem: I really enjoy going to this complex.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on November 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I visited the Cineplex 24 at Yonge & Dundas the other day. The boxoffice set-up on the main floor is NO longer used and that boxoffice is covered over with brown paper. The cashiers sell the tickets on the theatre floor (4th floor) which is fine I guess. AMC made a deal with Ryerson University to use some of the theatres for their lectures. Apparently Cineplex is honouring that agreement. Here is my complaint. When I go to the theatre, I don’t expect to see 60 or 70 students sitting all over the floor like in high school. This DOES NOT create a good movie theatre atmosphere.

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Dave, I agree about your students in the lobby comment. Cineplex shouldn’t open the cinema to the moviegoing public until the students have vacated the premises.

SilverPlaqueVII
SilverPlaqueVII on February 8, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Should be given a correct name: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas as per signage and site.

telliott
telliott on May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

The five new VIP cinemas open here on Friday May 9. I wonder if they will have a separate entrance like the new ones at the Queensway and where it will be.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 6, 2015 at 8:47 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 7, 2015 at 12:17 am

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 12:36 pm

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 6:40 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 7:13 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.

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