Bloor Cinema

Entertainment & Arts

North America, Canada, Toronto

The Bloor Cinema (commonly referred to as simply "The Bloor") is an independent theatre in The Annex district of downtown Toronto, Canada, located at 506 Bloor Street West, near its intersection with Bathurst Street and the TTC's Bathurst station. The Bloor Cinema is a second-run theatre, meaning, it shows movies that have already been in theatres, usually before they are released on video and DVD. The theatre screens classic films, art films, and cult classics. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is traditionally screened with a live cast on Halloween and the last Friday of every month. The Bloor Cinema has repeatedly been selected as the best repertoire cinema in Toronto by Eye Weekly. The theatre is proudly independent. The Bloor Cinema was reopened after renovation in 1999, and celebrated the 100th anniversary of its building in 2005. As of July 2008, regular movie tickets at Bloor Cinema cost $9 the first time, which includes a six month membership at the theatre. For the duration of the membership and upon presentation of the membership card, the cost of a ticket is $6. No membership is required for seniors and children they are always $3. There are also "happy hour" prices for the first film of the day at around 2:30 in the afternoon, and all of Monday. The mockumentary series Pure Pwnage also show their episode premieres at the Bloor Cinema. This cinema is a main venue for Toronto's annual Hot Docs and Toronto After Dark Film Festival.