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CINEMA



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.

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Magic Lantern Theatres Carlton Cinema


20 Carlton Street at Yonge Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
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  • The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    Sept 19th at 7PM
    AUSTRALIAN FILM FEST
    more info


    Drama, Comedy
    The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their act, well-known in Sydney, involves wearing lots of makeup and gowns and lip-synching to records, but Bernadette is getting a bit tired of it all and is also haunted by the bizarre death of an old loved one. Nevertheless, when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken.

    Director: Stephan Elliott

    Cast - Major:
    Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Sarah Chadwick, Hugo Weaving, Bill Hunter, Mark Holmes

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Priscilla-Queen-Of-The-Desert/101876803187303

  • Crocodile Dundee

    Crocodile Dundee

    Sept 20th at 4PM
    AUSTRALIAN FILM FEST
    more info


    Action, Adventure, Comedy
    Accustomed to a simple life in the Australian Outback, a legendary crocodile hunter has trouble adjusting to his new surroundings when an American journalist brings him to New York City. This Australian comedy delivers exactly what one would expect: plenty of fish-out-of-water gags about the hunter's reactions to the absurdity of modern urban life. Though he initially seems rather naive, Paul Hogan's "Crocodile" Dundee soon demonstrates that his natural ways are rather quite well-suited to city life, proving himself equally adept at defeating muggers and charming members of high society. Along the way, as one might expect, a romance develops between the rugged hunter and the hardened journalist, who finds herself enchanted by his down-to-earth behavior.

    Director: Peter Faiman

    Cast - Major:
    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crocodile-Dundee/356625004403878

  • Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior

    Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior

    Sept 20th at 7PM
    AUSTRALIAN FILM FEST
    more info


    Action, Adventure, Thriller
    Screen idol and Academy Award-winning superstar Mel Gibson ("Maverick," "Lethal Weapon" series) stars in this mythical futuristic tale from writer-director George Miller ("The Witches of Eastwick"). In this boxoffice winner and critical phenomenon, Mad Max joins forces with nuclear holocaust survivors to defend an oil refinery under siege from a ferocious, marauding horde that plunders the land for gasoline. The winner of five Australian Film Institute Awards, Newsweek calls this a "sensational slam-bang end-of-the-world picture." The New York Times says it's "an extravagant film fantasy...action packed...(and) extremely witty." "One of the year's 10 best," raves Time Magazine. Followed by "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" in this enormously successful film series.

    Director: George Miller

    Cast - Major:
    Mel Gibson, Virginia Hey, Syd Heylen, Emil Minty, Kjell Nilsson, Max Phipps

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Road-Warrior/325089587546008?rf=110132755676833

  • Australia

    Australia

    Sept 21st at 4PM
    AUSTRALIAN FILM FEST
    more info


    Adventure, Drama, War, Western
    A romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, AUSTRALIA centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.

    Director: Baz Luhrmann

    Cast - Major:
    Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Brown, David Wenham, Jack Thompson

    Official Site: http://www.australiamovie.com/

  • The Proposition

    The Proposition

    Sept 21st at 7PM
    AUSTRALIAN FILM FEST
    more info


    Drama
    Set against the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the 1880s Australian outback, The Proposition is a visually stunning tale of loyalty, revenge and the quest for justice in a lawless land. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) is a renegade. Along with his two brothers, Arthur (Danny Huston) and Mikey (Richard Wilson), he is wanted for murder. When Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) captures Charlie and Mikey, he offers Charlie a proposition in an attempt to end the brutality that surrounds them -- the only way to save Mikey from the noose is for Charlie to track down and kill Arthur, his psychotic older brother. An impossible moral dilemma leads to a murderous climax.

    Director: John Hillcoat

    Cast - Major:
    Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, John Hurt, David Wenham, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Tommy Lewis

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421238/?ref_=nv_sr_1

  • Delivery

    Delivery

    Sept 26th

    Documentary, Comedy
    Delivery is a feature-length documentary from Gemini-nominated producer Mark Myers, who decides to make his first film, before the birth of his first child, about trying stand-up comedy for the first time. After recruiting three friends to attempt stand-up comedy for the first time with him, Mark couldn't have prepared for the twists in his storyline. What began as an examination of the art of stand up comedy, quickly became a hilarious and heartwarming exploration of love, loss, fear and hope.

    Director: Mark Myers

    Cast - Major:
    Mark Myers, Shane Cunningham, Sean Menard, & Bert van Lierop

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2949984/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

  • Believe Me

    Believe Me

    Sept 26th

    Comedy, Drama
    In BELIEVE ME, Sam stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart and handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in. Only thing is, Sam doesn't believe a word he's saying. Just months earlier, Sam was a college senior on the path to law school. But when a surprise tuition bill leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he's forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message.

    Director: Will Bakke

    Cast - Major:
    Alex Russell, Zachary Knighton, Johanna Braddy, Miles Fisher, Sinqua Walls, Max Adler, Nick Offerman, Christopher McDonald

    Official Site: http://believemefilm.com/

  • Frontera

    Frontera

    Sept 26th

    Drama
    Set in the tumultuous Border area of Arizona and Mexico, Frontera follows the events that take place after a former Arizona Sheriff's wife (Amy Madigan) is killed while riding on their Ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man (Michael Pena) crossing in to the US illegally is at fault. As former Sheriff (Ed Harris) and current Sheriff (Aden Young) search for answers, lives are changed forever and the facts as to who is really at fault in this tragedy are nearly as tenuous and complex as the issues and tensions between the people who live in this region on either side of the line.

    Director: Michael Berry

    Cast - Major:
    Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Amy Madigan, Aden Young

    Official Site: http://www.magpictures.com/frontera/

  • The Boxtrolls

    The Boxtrolls

    Sept 26th

    Animation, Family, Adventure
    The third animation collaboration from LAIKA and Focus Features, the companies behind the Academy Award-nominated features 'ParaNorman' and 'Coraline.' The new 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change -- and cheese.

    Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable

    Cast - Major:
    Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Laraine Newman, Tracy Morgan, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sam Lavagnino

    Official Site: http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_boxtrolls

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    Oct 1st - 9th
    CLASSIC HORROR FEST
    more info


    Horror
    It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, IL, on Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) can't penetrate Michael's psyche after years of institutionalization, but he knows that, when Myers escapes before Halloween in 1978, there is going to be hell to pay in Haddonfield. While Loomis heads to Haddonfield to alert police, Myers spots bookish teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and follows her, constantly appearing and vanishing as Laurie and her looser friends Lynda (P.J. Soles) and Annie (Nancy Loomis) make their Halloween plans. By nightfall, the responsible Laurie is doing her own and Annie's babysitting jobs, while Annie and Lynda frolic in the parent-free house across the street. But Annie and Lynda are not answering the phone, and suspicious Laurie heads across the street to the darkened house to see what is going on....

    Director: John Carpenter

    Cast - Major:
    Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Donald Pleasence, Kyle Richards

    Official Site: http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/pages/themovies/hw/hw.html

  • The Two Faces Of January

    The Two Faces Of January

    Oct 3rd

    Suspense, Foreign
    Screenwriter Hossein Amini (THE WINGS OF THE DOVE, DRIVE) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple's hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test.

    Director: Hossein Amini

    Cast - Major:
    Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, Prometheus Aleifer, Daisy Bevan, Yigit Ozsener

    Official Site: http://www.magpictures.com/twofacesofjanuary/

  • Hit By Lightning

    Hit By Lightning

    Oct 10th

    Comedy, Crime, Romance
    RICKY MILLER a sweet 40-plus manager of a Denny's type restaurant gets his prayers answered when he joins a dating site and meets DANITA - an impossibly beautiful woman who shares all his interest. He soon learns there's just one little catch - she's married and he has to kill her evil husband. Ricky shrugs - there's always going to be SOME baggage when you're both around 40. Ricky's best friend SETH finds out her monster husband is actually an ex-Rabbi who proves to be generous and affable when they finally meet him. Ricky is torn. Is Danita telling him the truth? Or is Seth right and she's a femme fatale like Kathleen Turner in 'Body Heat' who's playing Ricky?

    Director: Ricky Blitt

    Cast - Major:
    Jon Cryer, Will Sasso, Stephanie Szostak

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402619/?ref_=nv_sr_1

  • Friday The 13th

    Friday The 13th

    Oct 11th at 9PM
    CLASSIC HORROR FEST
    more info


    Horror
    One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made nearly 40 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels.

    Director: Sean S. Cunningham

    Cast - Major:
    Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, Kevin Bacon

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080761/?ref_=nv_sr_6

  • These Final Hours

    These Final Hours

    Oct 17th

    Drama, Thriller
    It's the last day on earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. Along the way, he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose who is desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life as the final hours tick away.

    Director: Zak Hilditch

    Cast - Major:
    Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, Sarah Snook

    Official Site: http://thesefinalhours.com.au/

  • Felony

    Felony

    Oct 17th

    Thriller, Drama
    Malcolm Toohey is a committed husband, father and a dedicated detective who's not afraid to put his body on the line. After surviving a shot through his bullet proof vest during a major drug bust, his Drugs Squad rowdily celebrates their success and Malcolm's courage at the local pub. Although Malcolm has been drinking, he gets in his car to drive home - and a tragic accident occurs. Shortly after, Jim Melic and his veteran partner Carl Summer are assigned to the case. Jim narrows his focus onto Malcolm as Carl does everything he can to cover up the truth for a fellow cop, putting his own distinguished career on the line. As these three detectives become embroiled in a tense psychological struggle, every idea they've ever had about the meaning of justice, guilt, and innocence will be questioned. How far will each man go?

    Director: Matthew Saville

    Cast - Major:
    Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Melissa George

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402603/?ref_=nv_sr_1

  • Rudderless

    Rudderless

    Oct 17th

    Drama
    In William H. Macy's moving directorial debut RUDDERLESS, Billy Crudup plays Sam, a former high-profile executive whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. Living off the grid on a docked sailboat, he wastes away his days. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child's musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he'd been absent from his son's life. Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to perform one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo form a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives.

    Director: William H. Macy

    Cast - Major:
    Felicity Huffman, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne, William H. Macy, Jamie Chung, Kate Micucci, Selena Gomez, Zoe Graham

    Official Site: http://www.rudderlessthemovie.com/

  • Nightmare On Elm Street

    Nightmare On Elm Street

    Oct 18th at 9PM
    CLASSIC HORROR FEST
    more info


    Horror
    A group of teenagers are terrorized by "Freddy Krueger", an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.

    Director: Wes Craven

    Cast - Major:
    Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087800/?ref_=nv_sr_1

  • Eternity The Movie

    Eternity The Movie

    Oct 24th

    Music, Comedy
    Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That's when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.

    Director: Ian Thorpe

    Cast - Major:
    Barrett Crake, Myko Olivier, Nikki Leonti, Eric Roberts, Martin Kove, & Jon Gries

    Official Site: http://www.theeternitymovie.com/

  • The Irish Pub

    The Irish Pub

    Oct 24th

    Documentary
    THE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.

    Director: Alex Fegan

    Cast - Major:
    Liam Aherne, Willie Aherne, Bobby Blackwell

    Official Site: http://irishpubfilm.com/

  • Child's Play

    Childs Play

    Oct 25th at 9PM
    CLASSIC HORROR FEST
    more info


    Mystery, Suspense, Horror
    The film opens with serial killer Brad Dourif taking refuge in a doll factory. Dourif is killed by the cops, but not before he has invoked a voodoo curse which transfers his soul into one of the dolls. That particular doll, nicknamed Chuckie, is unwittingly purchased by Catherine Hicks for her son Alex Vincent. Several murders occur shortly thereafter; all evidence points to Alex, who insists that his cherub-faced doll is responsible. Detective Chris Sarandon, the man responsible for Dourif's death, doesn't swallow Alex's story, but he agrees to investigate because he's sweet on Alex's mom. The slasher-flick ending of Child's Play would seem to have settled Chuckie's hash for good and all, but guess again--the film spawned numerous sequels

    Director: Tom Holland

    Cast - Major:
    Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094862/?ref_=nv_sr_1

  • ABCs Of Death 2

    ABCs Of Death 2

    Oct 31st

    Suspense, Horror
    The ABC's OF DEATH is an ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films are proud to present this alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what Fangoria calls 'a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world.'

    Director: Angela Bettis, Ti West, Jake West, Christoffer Boe & Mikael Wulff, Xavier Gens, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Andrew Traucki, Simon Rumley, Noboru Iguchi, Nacho Vigalondo, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Jorge Michel Grau, Bruno Forzani, Srdjan Spasojevic, Ben Wheatley, Helene Cattet, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Adam Wingard, Jason Eisener, Lee Hardcastle, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Timo Tjahjanto, Yudai Yamaguchi

    Cast - Major:
    Dallas Malloy, Kyra Zagorsky, Peter Pedrero, Lucy Clements

    Official Site: http://www.magnetreleasing.com/theabcsofdeath/

  • Imagine I'm Beautiful

    Imagine Im Beautiful

    Nov 7th

    Psychological thriller
    "Imagine I'm Beautiful" is a psychological thriller set against the backdrop of New York City. Devastated by her mother's death, Lana moves to New York to start a new and exciting life. She finds this fresh start with a new roommate, Kate, with whom she forms a deep and unusual friendship. Their lives become increasingly entangled until Lana's supposedly dead mother arrives at their door, and Kate discovers that Lana has lived in New York all her life.

    Director: Meredith Edwards

    Cast - Major:
    Naomi McDougall Jones, Katie Morrison, Jan Kutrzeba, Lucas Salvagno, Natalie Knepp, Susan Wands

    Official Site: http://www.imagineimbeautiful.com/

  • Kung Fu Elliot

    Kung Fu Elliot

    Nov 7th

    Documentary
    Elliot "White Lightning Scott", an eccentric martial artist from Moncton, New Brunswick, dreams of becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast, all trying to realize their dreams.

    Director: Jaret Belliveau & Matthew Bauckman

    Official Site: http://www.kungfuelliot.com/