Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas

10 Dundas Street E,
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

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m00se1111 on January 4, 2024 at 8:39 am

Best keep your phone in your pocket during screenings here.

Someone couldn’t live without theirs, and not only did a theatre employee show up, but also with an armed guard.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on December 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm

All of the seating in the regular theatres along with the AVX and IMAX have had new seats installed since about 2019 and are VERY comfortable. I always felt the AMC red seats held up pretty good except for the occasional loose/squeaky seat here and there. The seats appear to be the same size so this shouldn’t affect the seat count.

This is also one of the very few Cineplex locations in Canada to still use masking on their regular auditoriums. Bonus points if you see a movie in 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 23 & 24 as they all have scope screens with side masking. Pretty cool to see in a theatre in 2021.

4DX and VIP have the same seating as before.

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

rivest266 on January 10, 2021 at 12:38 pm

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

Spectrum Entertainment
Spectrum Entertainment 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.

Spectrum Entertainment
Spectrum Entertainment 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?

Spectrum Entertainment
Spectrum Entertainment 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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

telliott on May 5, 2014 at 8:00 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.

SilverPlaqueVII on February 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm

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

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on November 23, 2013 at 12:49 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.

DavidDymond on November 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

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 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

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.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on November 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

Sometime in mid-2014 this location (which I visited before TIFF and absolutely loved) will be fully renovated and losing a screen for VIP treatment. What this press release doesn’t mention is the entire cinema will also have its decor changed and likely all new seating throughout.

“Cineplex Entertainment today announced plans to open its latest VIP Cinemas at Toronto’s Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas mid-next year.

VIP Cinemas are a premium, adults-only movie-going experience that offers service at your seat, comfortable reserved seating, a licenced lounge and auditoriums, specialty appetizers and entrees, a dedicated box office and much more.

When the renovation is complete, six traditional auditoriums will be transformed into five VIP Cinema auditoriums and a licenced lounge. The renovated theatre will be re-named Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, and will feature the new VIP Cinemas, as well as a cutting edge UltraAVX auditorium, an IMAX auditorium and 16 traditional auditoriums.

Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas, located at 10 Dundas East, will remain open during construction. Construction begins today and the theatre will welcome its first VIP guests in mid-2014."

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on March 11, 2013 at 8:29 am

I hadn’t heard about Walter Senior’s demise. Of course I remember him. One of my staff (female) in the art dept. commented on how good looking he was… I always thought he looked like a gangster. When he took over as CEO morale went downhill and the company was never the same again. There was the executive suite and then there were the thousands of others across the country who were responsible for running the theatres – two poles apart.

DavidDymond on March 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The proud name of FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADIAN CORPORATION,LIMITED — We are still at heart FPCC!!!!

DavidDymond on March 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Jon — Remember Walter Senior he passed away a few years ago after being in a coma three years. That is an absolute fact.

telliott on March 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I’m surprised that Cineplex has held on to the Famous Players name and logo as a brand after all these years. I would have thought they’d get rid of it years ago since they have so many other brands. I think they have too many actually. I remember when FP started opening up Coliseums and Silver City, Cineplex Odeon started with the Grande brand. That didn’t last long. I think only 4 locations were ever called Grande…Sheppard Centre, Barrie, Orion Gate and Strawberry Hill.

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on March 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

All of us who worked for the company wondered about these things too. No one in the advertising or art dept. was ever consulted about the new Famous Players logo. We were just told to use it. Apparently the head honchos had friends in an ad agency that were paid way too much for their contribution. Sounds like sour grapes doesn’t it? Well, I admit it… it is.

DavidDymond on March 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

The best logo of all time was the green maple leaf — the original Famous Players Theatres logo. That meant something to the public — all the other logos like Coliseum and Colossus and Silver City sucked. You wonder just how the hell they came up with the name SILVER CITY — it didn’t sound showy or attractive to me. And I do understand the concepts of branding and marketing

DavidDymond on March 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

The best logo of all time was the green maple leaf — the original Famous Players Theatres logo. That meant something to the public — all the other logos like Coliseum and Colossus and Silver City sucked. You wonder just how the hell they came up with the name SILVER CITY — it didn’t sound showy or attractive to me. And I do understand the concepts of branding and marketing