Ontario Place Cinesphere

955 Lakeshore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

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truenorthstrongnfree
truenorthstrongnfree on November 8, 2017 at 6:31 am

Tickets for Ontario Place Cinesphere screenings are sold through Eventbrite. Doesn’t look like there is any reserved seating, so I guess it’s a free-for-all?

James Corbett
James Corbett on November 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm

The cinesphere re-opened on November 3rd 2017. It features a new 60x80 foot screen. They have also installed an imax laser projector and kept the old 15/70 equipment to show prints

truenorthstrongnfree
truenorthstrongnfree on August 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Apparently, the Cinesphere is part of a revitalization project at Ontario Place, and it is scheduled to be part of TIFF this year as part of its Cinematheque programme. The first film scheduled to be screened is North of Superior, which was the first film shown there in 1971.

http://www.blogto.com/film/2017/08/tiff-reopening-ontario-place-cinesphere/

rl_83
rl_83 on July 24, 2016 at 10:56 pm

Does anyone know the location of the DP70s that were installed here?

coasternut (Robert Morrow)
coasternut (Robert Morrow) on September 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Tickets for the 70MM Festival could be bought at the Box Office before or at the time of the performance. I never purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster.

The first production in IMAX was North of Superior. See more information about the film here…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_of_Superior

scoldsteve
scoldsteve on May 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Unfortunately there wasn’t all that much to see at the Cinesphere aside from a few IMAX films.. The only real main attraction for regular films was when they had the 70MM film festivals or films that were blown up to be shown on that large of a screen.. Much like todays reserved seating in many of the theaters, you had to buy a seat through Ticketmaster that it was like a concert. Jurassic Park was great on that size of canvass.

Spire
Spire on March 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

The Ontario government closed most of Ontario Place, including the Cinesphere, on February 1, 2012. Interestingly enough, the Cinesphere had just underwent a $2-million renovation the previous year which included the installation of a new IMAX GT 15/70 projector. The park will be closed until 2015, when it will reopen for the Pan Am Games, and then the park will be “redeveloped.”

A real shame…

alknobloch
alknobloch on June 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm

This theater is just as amazing today as it was upon opening in 1971. It is part of a complex know as Ontario Place, which is actually 3 man-made islands on the Toronto shoreline. The triodetic-dome structure appears to be rising out of Lake Ontario apart from these islands.

Living in Buffalo at the time, I was a frequent visitor here. One day, I got up the nerve to talk my way into the projection room and was rewarded by not only a complete tour of the working equipment but also obtaining a few frames of a Imax print – which I still have to this day.