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Film

Humber Cinema could be replaced by condos

Posted by Derek Flack / February 2, 2016

Humber Cinema condosThe curtains might be set to draw on the Humber Cinema as developer Plazacorp has announced its intentions to build a 14-storey condo tower on the site of the movie theatre at Bloor and Jane streets. One of the original Odeon theatres in Toronto, the Humber opened in 1948.

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That time Toronto City Hall appeared on Star Trek

Posted by Derek Flack / January 25, 2016

star trek toronto city hallIt's surely one of the nerdiest bits of Toronto trivia, but those who know about Toronto's appearance in the 37th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation tend to view the occasion with a sort of pride that outweighs the actual significance of the event.

For the uninitiated, the story goes like this. While investigating the loss of a Federation ship whose computer began to strangely malfunction, the Enterprise stumbles upon a probe sent from an alien race known as the Iconians. Soon Captain Picard's ship also starts malfunctioning.

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5 Toronto buildings with secret pasts as movie theatres

Posted by Derek Flack / January 14, 2016

secret lost movie theatres torontoToronto neighbourhoods used to be dotted with movie theatres. While a few have somehow stood the test of time and others have been repurposed with an eye towards their former lives, many were quietly converted to commercial buildings or demolished between the 1960s and '80s. But, if you know were to look, you can still spot Toronto's cinematic past, hiding in plain sight as it were.

Here are 5 buildings with secret pasts as movies theatres in Toronto.

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Rachel McAdams & The Weeknd get Oscar nominations

Posted by Amy Grief / January 14, 2016

oscar nominations 2016It's been a blockbuster year for the Weeknd. And now, the Scarborough native has earned his first Academy Award nomination along with fellow Torontonian Rachel McAdams.

The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and the Weeknd's "Earned It" from 50 Shades of Grey is now officially vying for best original song.

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6 hidden places to watch a movie in Toronto

Posted by Jeanie Tran / January 10, 2016

hidden torontoHidden places to watch a movie in Toronto aren't visible from the street. Rather, these theatres and screening rooms can be found inside cultural centres like the AGO or educational institutions like Alliance Francaise.

Here's a round-up of hidden places to watch a movie in Toronto.

See also: 10 under the radar places to watch a movie in Toronto

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The top 5 film events in Toronto this winter

Posted by Jeanie Tran / January 10, 2016

Thina SobabiliFilm events in Toronto this winter will shelter you from the cold and transport you to other worlds. On now, there's still time to check out Canada's Top 10 Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox but if you miss it, don't fret - there are still plenty of upcoming and ongoing film events to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Here are my picks for the top film events in Toronto this winter.

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