The 12 most fun ways to watch a movie in Toronto right now
You can go to a movie theatre any day of the week in Toronto to catch the latest indie film or blockbuster but when you want to take your movie-going up a notch make sure seek out one of these ongoing film series that take over independent cinemas across the city.
Here are my picks for the most fun ongoing film series in Toronto right now.
Based on the Bechdel test, this bi-monthly film series at the Revue shines a light on women who take a leading role in their respective industries. They screen a women-centric film then host a panel discussion with experts in whatever field they've featured.
This is a bi-monthly film series at the Royal dedicated to showing the best and most vibrant of Black cinema. They often have giveaways from local businesses and sponsors.
If you love kids' movies, check out this series at the Carlton that features movies like The Goonies and The Karate Kid. They also usually have super fun prize giveaways at the screenings.
With expert introductions and special guest Q&As, this long-running series provides a fascinating look at production design, art direction, costumes and set decoration.
This series created by Chandler Levack presents a group of usually very cool Toronto celebrities reading a screenplay live. The series at the Revue focuses on women in film.
Examine the role food plays in cinema with local chefs and restaurants who provide a complimentary snack during each screening. It's curated by pastry chef Cora James at the Revue.
Showgirls take over The Royal's stage and screen with this series that pairs classic films with live shows from burlesque performers. It's a dance party and screening in one.
This feminist film series celebrates women in film and television. Expect to talk about the film you're seeing and come early for the pre-show pop-up.
Think synthpop and bright neon lights at this monthly film series held at the Royal. Here you'll see the best in surreal neo-noir cinema from the 1970s, 80s and beyond.
This monthly sci-fi and fantasy series has a cult following, just like the films it shows. Screening happen at the Royal and they'll often have pre-movie entertainment and after parties.
Hosted by drag queen Allysin Chaynes and her chosen guests, this is a hilarious and x-rated monthly film screening. It's all kinds of drunken fun with giveaways and commentary before, during and after the screening.
That's right, this series is all about silent films. All screenings feature live musicians inside the Revue. It's curated by media archivist Alicia Fletcher.
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