• $5.00 Tuesday
    All Shows, All Ages
  • $6.00 Child 3-13
  • $6.00 Senior 65+
  • $7.00 Student
  • $10.00 Adult 14-64


Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, steps from the Yonge/Carlton intersection and the College subway station, Carlton Cinema is the landmark destination for avid cinephiles.

The Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema has been refurbished with a newly designed lobby, upgraded seating and projection system.

Carlton is also Ontario's first full-licensed cinema where customers can enjoy drinks while watching movies.

With 9 auditoriums, "The Carlton", as it is popularly known, showcases a wide variety of independent film, from Canadian to foreign, and some Hollywood fare.

Visa/MC/AMEX/debit accepted.
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Listening Devices

Magic Lantern Theatres Carlton Cinema

20 Carlton Street at Yonge Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
Movie Info: (416) 494-9371
Office: (416) 598-5454
Fax: (416) 598-5456
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Coming Soon

  • Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet Boys

    Starts Jan 30th

    An emotionally open and honest film portrait of the biggest boy band ever, THE BACKSTREET BOYS, who take us through the highs and lows from boyhood to manhood that led them back into a London studio in 2012 to write a new album, make a film and plan their 20th anniversary re-launch. The reunion renewed friendships, but dynamic shifts reveal new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving. Directed by Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker - 30 Century Man), this is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over 2 years that delves into the extremes of fame, fortune, betrayal and renewal.

    Director: Stephen Kijak

    Cast - Major:
    Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Kevin Scott Richardson

    Official Site:

  • Wild Card

    Wild Card

    Starts Jan 30th

    Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    Wild Card is a 2014 American crime drama film based on the 1985 novel Heat by William Goldman. It is a remake of the 1986 adaptation, also titled Heat, that starred Burt Reynolds.

    Director: Simon West

    Cast - Major:
    Jason Statham, Stanley Tucci, Sofia Vergara, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, Anne Heche

    Official Site:

  • Project Almanac

    Project Almanac

    Starts Jan 30th

    Action, Adventure
    When a group of high school students find an old camera, they notice something odd in the footage. Their present selves are in one of the home videos from over 10 years ago. The friends begin to realize that there is more to this camera than what meets the eye. After hearing a clicking sound in the basement, they find a time machine. Traveling to events all over the world in different eras and having the time of their lives, the friends think things can't get any better. But when their journeys cause ripples through time and create devastating circumstances around the world, the friends must go back in time and fix the mistakes they made before the world is destroyed.

    Director: Dean Israelite

    Cast - Major:
    Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Sam Lerner, Gary Weeks, Amy Landecker, Gary Grubbs, Patrick Johnson, Allen Evangelista, Katie Garfield, Sir Maejor, Ginny Gardner

    Official Site:

  • Paddington


    Starts Jan 30th

    Comedy, Family
    From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist...

    Director: Paul King

    Cast - Major:
    Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, George Newton, Samuel Joslin, Tim Downie, Madeleine Harris, Lottie Steer

    Official Site:

  • Song Of The Sea

    Song Of The Sea

    Starts Jan 30th

    Animation, Family, Fantasy
    From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated "The Secret of Kells" comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, "Song of the Sea" tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse's powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, "Song of the Sea" is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

    Director: Tomm Moore

    Cast - Major:
    David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Jon Kenny, Pat Shortt and Lucy O Connell

    Official Site:

  • Foxcatcher


    Starts Jan 30th

    FOXCATCHER tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder.

    Director: Bennett Miller

    Cast - Major:
    Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, Tara Subkoff, Sienna Miller, Brett Rice, Channing Tatum, Lee Perkins, Roger Callard, Samara Lee

    Official Site:

  • The Room

    The Room

    Jan 31st
    at 11pm

    An American black comedy about love and passion, betrayal and lies. It depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one's life and raises life's real and most asked question: "Can you ever really trust anyone?...Are you ready to see reflections of your life? A successful banker, Johnny, is madly in love with his fiance, Lisa, and plans to be married next month. His plans take a horrid turn when he finds the truth about Lisa and the people surrounding him.

    Director: Tommy Wiseau

    Cast - Major:
    Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle

    Official Site:

  • No Evidence Of Disease

    No Evidence Of Disease

    Feb 4th only
    at 7pm

    No Evidence of Disease the Movie is a documentary produced by Washington D.C.-based Spark Media and Stone Soup Productions about one of the year's most talked about rock bands, No Evidence of Disease (NED). NED is a group of six GYN surgeons, scattered across the country, who create and perform original music to help raise awareness and research funding for GYN cancers, spread healing through music, and help humanity rock out.

    Director: Andrea Kalin

    Official Site:

  • Outcast


    Starts Feb 6th

    Action, Foreign
    When the heir of the imperial throne becomes the target of assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince's only hope is the protection of his sister, and the reluctant aid of a war-weary Crusader, Jacob (Hayden Christensen), who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of the legendary Crusader-turned-bandit, Gallain (Nicolas Cage), to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.

    Director: Nick Powell

    Cast - Major:
    Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, Byron Lawson, Yifei Liu, Andy On, Steven Dasz, Fernando Chien, Alaa Safi, Tomer Oz, Anoja Dias Bolt

    Official Site:

  • Seventh Son

    Seventh Son

    Starts Feb 6th

    Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
    In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom. Sergei Bodrov directed SEVENTH SON from a screenplay by Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight, based on the book 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull and Lionel Wigram. Jon Jashni, Brent O'Connor and Alysia Cotter are executive producers, with Jillian Share and Erica Lee co-producing.

    Director: Sergei Bodrov

    Cast - Major:
    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington

    Official Site:

  • Sponge Bob Movie

    Sponge Bob Movie

    Starts Feb 6th

    Animation, Comedy
    SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.

    Director: Paul Tibbitt

    Cast - Major:
    Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Douglas Lawrence

    Official Site:

  • Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus

    Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus

    Starts Feb 13th

    Thriller, Drama, Romance
    Spike Lee's new stylized thriller DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS is a new kind of love story. Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society.

    Director: Spike Lee

    Cast - Major:
    Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Joie Lee, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, Jeni Perillo

    Official Site:

  • Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

    Feb 14th only
    at 7pm

  • Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine

    Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine

    Starts Feb 20th

    MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, the gay student brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through the personal lens of friends and family, it's a story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

    Director: Michele Josue

    Cast - Major:
    Ellen DeGeneres, Michele Josue, Judy Shepard, Dennis Shepard

    Official Site:

  • The Academy Awards LIVE!

    The Academy Awards LIVE!

    Feb 22nd at 7pm
    FREE with Food
    Bank donation

  • Big News From Grand Rock

    Big News From Grand Rock

    Starts Feb 27th

    Big News from Grand Rock is the story of Leonard Crane, the editor of a small town newspaper facing bankruptcy. In an attempt to attract advertisers and readership Leonard begins inventing stories based on old movies. The plan pays off until one of the stories attracts the attention of Lucy, an ambitious reporter from the big city. She exposes Leonard's hoax. But then Leonard discovers that one of his stories may be true. With a great scoop but no one to believe him, Leonard and Lucy must team up to try to save the town, the newspaper and his reputation.

    Director: Daniel Perlmutter

    Cast - Major:
    Ennis Esmer, Meredith MacNeill, Kristin Booth, Peter Keleghan, Tammy Isbell, Leah Pinsent, Art Hindle with Aaron Ashmore and Gordon Pinsent

    Official Site:

  • Playing It Cool

    Playing It Cool

    Starts Feb 27th

    Comedy, Romance
    A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic movie, is having a hard time because he is a little jaded when it comes to love because his mother abandoned him when he was a boy. So he spends his time ruining every relationship he has. But he really needs to make the script so he turns to his friends for their experiences. Bu it's not enough. He then meets a girl who captures his heart problem is that she's already engaged. But she allows him to her friend.

    Director: Justin Reardon

    Cast - Major:
    Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Ioan Gruffudd, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Giovanni Ribisi, Philip Baker Hall, Topher Grace, Luke Wilson, Martin Starr

    Official Site:

  • Loitering With Intent

    Loitering With Intent

    Starts Mar 13th

    Through a chance encounter, out-of-work-actors Raphael (Ivan Martin) and Dominic (Michael Godere) hustle a prominent New York producer into believing they've written a hot movie script. She takes the bait and they have 10 days to deliver the goods. So the duo escape the throes of New York City and head upstate for the pastoral beauty of an eccentric country manor, where they plan to hunker down and write the screenplay that is sure to solve all of their problems. While basking in monastic solace, their writer's retreat is interrupted by a young beautiful gardener; Dominic's sister Gigi (Marisa Tomei); and Wayne and Devon (Sam Rockwell and Brian Geraghty), Gigi's troubled boyfriend and his pleasure-seeking younger brother. This constellation of characters -- with lunatic yearnings for love, sex, and romance -- offer anything but a good setting for the two fledgling screenwriters. What ensues is a bacchanalian romp that will pique anxieties and challenge Raphael and Dominic's long-standing friendship. LOITERING WITH INTENT was directed by Adam Rapp, with a screenplay by Martin and Godere.

    Director: Adam Rapp

    Cast - Major:
    Sam Rockwell, Ivan Martin, Michael Godere, Marisa Tomei, Natasha Lyonne, Brian Geraghty, Isabelle McNally

    Official Site:

  • That Guy Dick Miller

    That Guy Dick Miller

    Starts Mar 27th
    Q&A w/Dick Miller
    Fri and Sat evenings!

    "That Guy Dick Miller" is a funny, candid, and upbeat look at Dick's career which spans 6 decades with more than 175 motion pictures, 4 television series and over 2000 television appearances. In this unprecedented documentary, we follow Dick from his first big role in Bucket of Blood, The Terror, on to Gremlins 1 & 2 , New York New Year, The Terminator, Demon Knight to the Fame.TV series, and up to one of his latest roles in Cutaways, and Burying the Ex. He has worked for such noted Directors as: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Ernest Dickerson, Sam Fuller and Jonathan Kaplan, to name a few, and over the years, he has shared the screen with Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Boris Karloff, Ray Milan, Ray Milland, Jada Pinkett Smith, Julianna Margulies, Kim Novak, and David Carradine, and many more. There is a wealth of rare footage, photos and video, plus never before seen 8mm shots behind the scenes of movies little, and legendary. Film fans get rare glimpses into Dick's family, his early days in New York, the move to L.A., his struggles, his process and his artwork. Augmented by animation, illustration, and hundreds of clips, personal home movies, and 47 interviews - we can see why "that guy's in everything!"

    Director: Elijah Drenner

    Cast - Major:
    Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler

    Official Site: