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  • $5.00 Tuesday
    All Shows, All Ages
  • $6.00 Child 3-13
  • $6.00 Child/Senior
  • $7.00 Student
  • $7.50 Adult Matinee
  • $9.50 Adult 14-64 Evening

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.

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

Magic Lantern Theatres Carlton Cinema


20 Carlton Street at Yonge Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
24h Movie Info: (416) 494-9371
Office: (416) 598-5454
Fax: (416) 598-5456
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Showtimes

  • Trailer Park Boys Don't Legalize It

    Trailer Park Boys Don't Legalize It

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Substance Abuse

    1 hr & 35 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:50 4:20 7:10 9:25

    Comedy
    Recently out of jail and completely broke, Julian has a plan to get outrageously rich. However, he first has to deliver his product to Montreal where his rival Cyrus is waiting to close the deal. In the meantime, the government's plan to legalize marijuana threatens Ricky and his dope business, so he goes to Ottawa to take action against the impending bill. With Julian and Ricky on a road trip, Bubbles joins the pair with his own agenda - to go find the inheritance left for him by his long-lost parents. The trio runs into trouble when ex-park supervisor Jim Lahey and Randy go after the boys in hopes of making them rot in jail.

    Director: Mike Clattenburg

    Cast - Major:
    John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith

    Official Site: http://ca.eonefilms.com/films/trailer-park-boys-3-don-t-legalize-it

  • DRESS UP SCREENING! Come To The 4:20 Show On 4/20 In Costume And Get In For $6!


  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Japanese, Indonesian & Arabic with English subtitles

    Brutal Violence, Coarse Language

    2 hrs & 28 mins

    FRI TO SUN 3:40 8:50
    MON & WED 3:40 9:05
    TUE & THU 3:40 8:50

    Action, Suspense
    He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on ...

    Director: Gareth Evans

    Cast - Major:
    Iko Uwais, Kazuki Kitamura, Ryuhei Matsuda, Tio Pakusodewo, Julie Estelle, Ken'ichi Endo

    Official Site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/theraid2/

  • Bears

    Bears

    For every ticket sold opening week, Disney nature will donate to The National Park Fund.

    1 hr & 17 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:20 3:15 5:05 7:15 9:10

    Family
    In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature's upcoming true life adventure "Bears" showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting--but risky--as the cubs' playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food--ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run--while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. "Bears" captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet's last great wildernesses--Alaska!

    Director: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill

    Official Site: http://www.disney.com/bears

  • Small Time

    Small Time

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Sexual Content

    1 hr & 16 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:30 7:05

    Drama, Comedy
    Inspired by a true story, Al Klein (Meloni) and his longtime friend, Ash Martini (Norris) own a used car lot. These two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Martini is a good time charley, who never settled down. Klein, however, still pines for his ex-wife Barbara (Moynahan) who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son, Freddy (Bostick) graduates high school, he decides to forego college in favor of selling cars with his old man. Klein is thrilled when Freddy moves in with him - it's the first time these two have lived under one roof since Freddy was kid. Barbara, on the other hand, is very far from thrilled. But whatas good for Klein might not be the best thing for Freddy, as Freddy quickly transforms from innocent young man into a seasoned car salesman...leaving Al with a tough decision to make.

    Director: Joel Surnow

    Cast - Major:
    Christopher Meloni, Bridget Moynahan, Devon Bostick, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris

    Official Site: http://www.asylument.com/index.php/news/320/56/SMALL-TIME/d,tv_film_detail_new

  • Stress Position

    Stress Position

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    SEIZURE WARNING! Flashing Lights

    Coarse Language, Mature Theme, Not Recommended For Children, Nudity, Violence, Language May Offend, Disturbing Content, Some Scary Scenes

    1 hr & 19 mins

    FRI TO THU 4:00 9:10

    Drama, Thriller
    Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, filmmaker A.J. Bond made a bet with his close friend and longtime collaborator, actor David Amito, to see which of them could withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.

    Director: A.J. Bond

    Cast - Major:
    David Amito, Marguerite Moreau

    Official Site: http://stressposition.thesiblings.ca/

  • Hold Fast

    Hold Fast

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    1 hr & 33 mins

    FRI TO THU 2:00 4:10 7:00 9:20

    Drama
    Two teenage boys run away from family tragedy and an unhappy home, determined to survive on their own in the Newfoundland wilderness.

    Director: Justin Simms

    Cast - Major:
    Molly Parker, Aiden Flynn, Des Walsh, Andy Jones, Douglas Sullivan, Avery Ash

    Official Site: http://holdfastmovie.com/

  • Authors Anonymous

    Authors Anonymous

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Not Recommended For Children

    1 hr & 30 mins

    FRI TO WED 1:55 6:45
    THU 1:55

    Comedy
    After a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers with the motto "all for one" accept Hannah Rinaldi (Kaley Cuoco) into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success - but that's exactly what they get. While her career takes off, her eccentric and envious colleagues (Chris Klein, Teri Polo, Dylan Walsh, Dennis Farina and Jonathan Bennett) struggle to find their own paths to publishing fame and fortune. Tensions rise, rivalries form, and hearts are broken. Rejection turns to desperation. Good thing they're only armed with pens.

    Director: Ellie Kanner

    Cast - Major:
    Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Teri Polo, Dylan Walsh, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Bennett, Tricia Helfer, Jonathan Banks

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsAnonymous

  • Goodness In Rwanda

    Goodness In Rwanda

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Disturbing Content

    1 hr & 4 mins

    MON 6:15 8:00 9:45

    Documentary, Drama
    This 65 minute documentary is part road movie, part performance movie, and all fish out of water story. The film takes the viewer into the quirky and heartbreaking world of a naive theatre troupe representing Canada in a deeply wounded country. We follow them to a struggling theatre festival where, surrounded by Rwanda's horrific history, they attempt to connect with its people.

    Director: Gord Rand and John Westheuser

    Cast - Major:
    Gord Rand, Rick Banville, Guillaume Brisbois-Houet, Layne Coleman, Lili Francks, Odile, Tara Hughes, Kiki Gakire Katese, Gloria Magambo, Ross Manson, J.D. Nicholsen, Rebecca Picherack, Michael Redhill, Amy Rutherford

    Official Site: http://goodnessinrwanda.com/

  • A Fighting Man

    A Fighting Man

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Violence

    1 hr & 29 mins

    THU 7:00

    Drama
    A Fighting Man is a brutal, disquieting look at two men who meet head to head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives. As one man (Dominic Purcell) fights for redemption and forgiveness, the other (Izaak Smith) fights for change and hope. Intense, fierce and highly dramatic, by the end both men realize, whether win or lose, they need each other to make it through a fight for the ages.

    Director: Damian Lee

    Cast - Major:
    Famke Janssen, James Caan, Kim Coates, Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Ironside, Adam Beach

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2854894/?ref_=nv_sr_1

  • SNEAK PEEK Featuring Cast & Crew Q&A SessioN!


  • Oculus

    Oculus

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Language May Offend, Graphic Violence, Gory Scenes

    1 hr & 45 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:45 4:05 6:55 9:15

    Suspense, Horror
    Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim's innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again...

    Director: Mike Flanagan

    Cast - Major:
    Rory Cochrane, Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Miguel Sandoval, Katee Sackhoff, Kate Siegel, Courtney Bell, James Lafferty, Katie Parker, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon, Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen, Garrett Ryan, Annalise Basso, Brett Luciana Murray, Bob Gebert

    Official Site: http://oculus2014.com/

  • Finding Vivian Maier

    Finding Vivian Maier

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Mature Theme

    1 hr & 24 mins

    FRI TO SUN & TUE 1:40 6:50
    MON & WED & THU 1:40

    Documentary
    Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a loner who worked as a nanny most of her life, and shot photos constantly everywhere she went, taking over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Amateur historian John Maloof bought the contents of her storage locker by chance at an auction, and soon became obsessed with trying to learn more about the mysterious recluse. The first trace he was able to find of her was her recent obituary. Since then Maloof has organized many acclaimed exhibits of her work, and is crusading to put this prolific photographer into the history books. In Finding Vivian Maier, Maloof and co-director Charlie Siskel's captivating documentary, Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

    Director: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

    Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/finding-vivian-maier

  • Rio 2

    Rio 2

    No Passes

    1 hr & 41 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:25 3:45 6:40 9:00

    Animation, Comedy
    The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

    Director: Carlos Saldanha

    Cast - Major:
    Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Andy Garcia, Jamie Foxx, Rita Moreno, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Kristin Chenoweth, Jake T. Austin, Jemaine Clement, Natalie Morales, will.i.am, Amandla Stenberg, Bruno Mars, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon

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

  • Algonquin

    Algonquin

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Mature Themes, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use

    1 hr & 41 mins

    FRI TO WED 1:35 6:50
    THU 1:35

    Drama
    ALGONQUIN is the story of JAKE, an unhappy schoolteacher whose childhood scars are not merely skin deep. Jake's life is upended when his shifty, rogue of a father, LEIF - an absentee parent and a man whose best days as a travel writer are well past him - insists that Jake help him with his next project, a book about Algonquin Park. Agreeing to the arrangement, both arrive at the long-neglected family cabin in the woods, a tranquil backdrop to their fractious relationship. But bickering and bad feelings are soon cut short by an unexpected tragedy.

    Director: Jonathan Hayes

    Cast - Major:
    Nicholas Campbell, Mark Rendall, Sheila McCarthy, Victoria Sanchez, Boyd Banks, Michael Levinson

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

  • Perfect Sisters

    Perfect Sisters

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Mature Themes, Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Substance abuse

    1 hr & 40 mins

    FRI TO SUN 4:15 9:30
    MON & WED 4:15
    TUE & THU 4:15 9:30

    Drama, Mystery
    On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls Toronto area townhouse to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumours and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began piecing together rumours that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers.

    Director: Stanley M. Brooks

    Cast - Major:
    Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, James Russo, Mira Sorvino

    Official Site: http://www.stananddeliver.com/#!motionpicture/c1han

  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Italian with English subtitles

    Sexual Content

    2 hrs & 15 mins

    FRI TO THU 4:00 8:55

    Comedy, Drama
    Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

    Director: Paolo Sorrentino

    Cast - Major:
    Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Massimo De Francovich, Roberto Herlitzka, Isabella Ferrari

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

  • Raindance Indie Nite

    WED 6:00
  • WILDsound

    WILDsound

    THU 7:00

    Festival
    Gathering the best of short films from around the world, The WILDsound Feedback Toronto Film Festival is a monthly series that puts YOU in the critic's seat! Audience members respond to and discuss the shorts immediately after watching them at The Carlton Cinema. Tickets are $4.00 and available online from WILDsound here.

    Official Site: http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

Coming Soon

  • Blue Ruin

    Blue Ruin

    April 25th

    Suspense
    A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns home seeking vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family in this critically-acclaimed new thriller by director Jeremy Saulnier (MURDER PARTY). Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray and Amy Hargreaves, and produced by filmscience and Neighborhood Watch.

    Director: Jeremy Saulnier

    Cast - Major:
    Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Brent Werzner, Stacy Rock, Sidne Anderson, withDavid W. Thompson and Eve Plumb

    Official Site: http://blueruinmovie.com/

  • Brick Mansions

    Brick Mansions

    April 25th

    Drama, Action
    In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino's girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. With stylized action featuring thrilling Parkour stunts (David Belle is the co-founder of this physical training discipline), Brick Mansions puts an entertaining twist on the action genre.

    Director: Camille Delamarre

    Cast - Major:
    Paul Walker, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay, David Belle, Catalina Denis, RZA, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Kalinka Petrie, Kwasi Songui, Ayisha Issa, Jade Hassoune, Tristan D. Lalla, Carolina Bartczak

    Official Site: http://brickmansions.tumblr.com/

  • The Quiet Ones

    The Quiet Ones

    April 25th

    Suspense, Horror
    A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

    Director: John Pogue

    Cast - Major:
    Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis

    Official Site: http://thequietonesmovie.com/

  • The Room

    The Room

    April 26th at 11PM
    Tickets on sale NOW
    at the Carlton box office


    Drama
    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: http://www.theroommovie.com/

  • Cinco De Mayo The Battle

    May 2nd
  • Joe

    Joe

    May 2nd

    Drama
    A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green (PRINCE AVALANCHE, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, UNDERTOW, ALL THE REAL GIRLS), the film brings Academy AwardA winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard- living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble -- until he meets a hard-luck kid, (Tye Sheridan) (MUD, TREE OF LIFE) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. The story begins as Joe hires teenaged Gary Jones and his destitute father onto his 'tree- poisoning' crew for a lumber company. Joe might be notoriously reckless with his pick-up, his dog and especially with women, but he sees something in Gary that gets to him: a determination, a raw decency and a sense of resilience he can barely believe in anymore. Gary has truly had nothing in life -- he's never spent a day at school -- yet something drives him to take care of his family, to keep his sister safe when his father turns monstrous, to hang onto hope of a better future. Joe and Gary forge an unlikely bond. When Gary finds himself facing a threat greater than he knows how to handle, he turns to Joe -- and sets off a chain of events that play out with the brutal inevitability of tragedy and the beauty of a last stab at salvation.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Cast - Major:
    Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Heather Kafka, Sue Rock, Adriene Mishler, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells, Willie Russell, Gary Poulter

    Official Site: http://joefilm.net/

  • Toronto Film Society

    Toronto Film Society

    May 2nd- 4th
  • Stage Fright

    May 9th
    Starring MEATLOAF!

  • Filth

    Filth

    May 30
    Double Bill with TRAINSPOTTING!


    Drama, Comedy, Foreign
    Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job - the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in FILTH...

    Director: Jon S. Baird

    Cast - Major:
    Jamie Bell, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

    Official Site: http://www.filthmovie.co.uk/

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    May 30th
    Double Bill with FILTH!
    One night only


    Drama
    Trainspotting is a 1996 British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. The Academy Award nominated screenplay, by John Hodge, follows a group of heroin addicts in a late 1980s economically depressed area of Edinburgh and their passage through life. Beyond drug addiction, other concurrent themes in the film are exploration of the urban poverty and squalor in 'culturally rich' Edinburgh.

    Director: Danny Boyle

    Cast - Major:
    Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, Peter Mullan, Shirley Henderson, James Cosmo

    Official Site: http://www.miramax.com/movie/trainspotting