• $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


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.
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Magic Lantern Theatres Carlton Cinema

20 Carlton Street at Yonge Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
24h Movie Info: (416) 494-9371
Office: (416) 598-5454
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  • The Quiet Ones

    The Quiet Ones

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Language May Offend, Disturbing Content

    1 hr & 38 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:35 4:00 6:50 9:10

    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

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  • Brick Mansions

    Brick Mansions

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Violence, Lanuage May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children

    1 hr & 30 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:40 4:15 6:45 9:00

    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

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  • Blue Ruin

    Blue Ruin

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Graphic Violence

    1 h & 30 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:15 3:50 7:05 9:20

    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

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  • A Fighting Man

    A Fighting Man

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Violence

    1 h & 29 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:30 3:55 6:50 9:10

    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

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  • Le Week-End

    Le Week-End

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Coarse Language, Substance Abuse

    1 hr & 23 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:45 6:55

    Drama, Romance
    Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Lindsay Duncan (Mansfield Park) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness--and even deeper regret. A surprise invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an amusingly boorish American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become. This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy-drama is a new peak in the ongoing collaboration between Notting Hill director Roger Michell and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (Venus, The Mother).

    Director: Roger Michell

    Cast - Major:
    Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Judith Davis

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  • 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

    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

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  • 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 THU 9:00

    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

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  • Bears


    1 hr & 17 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:20 3:15 5:05 7:00

    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

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  • Hold Fast

    Hold Fast

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    1 hr & 33 mins

    FRI TO TUE & THU 1:30 6:55
    WED 1:30

    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

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  • Oculus


    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    Language May Offend, Graphic Violence, Gory Scenes

    1 hr & 45 mins

    FRI TO THU 4:05 9:30

    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

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  • Rio 2

    Rio 2

    1 hr & 41 mins

    FRI TO THU 1:25 3:45 6:40 9:15

    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,, Amandla Stenberg, Bruno Mars, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon

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  • 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 TUE & THU 3:40 9:05
    WED 3:40

    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

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  • The Room

    The Room

    Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!

    1 hr & 45 mins

    SAT 11:00

    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

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  • Little Terrors

    Little Terrors

    WED 9:00

    A monthly showcase of horror short films! Enjoy two full hours of the craziest, goriest, most-disturbing and off-the-wall short films the genre has to offer, followed by an in depth Q&A meet & greet with some of the filmmakers themselves! This event is 18+. Click Carlton's "Special Events" button on the right for more info!

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Coming Soon

  • Cinco De Mayo The Battle

    Cinco De Mayo The Battle

    May 2nd

    Drama, Action, War
    On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico. Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico's Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico's history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza played by Kuno Becker (Goal!, From Prada to Nada), must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war. Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla chronicles the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride.

    Director: Rafa Lara

    Cast - Major:
    Kuno Becker, Angelica Aragon, Mario Zaragoza, Andres Montiel

    Official Site:

  • Joe


    May 2nd

    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

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  • That Burning Feeling

    That Burning Feeling

    May 2nd

    Romantic Comedy
    Adam Murphy had it all: a great job, an endless parade of gorgeous women, and the charm to make it all look well-earned. One night, he went to bed with everything he ever wanted and woke up with something no-one ever wants... That Burning Feeling.

    Director: Jason James

    Cast - Major:
    Tyler Labine, John Cho, Paulo Costanzo, Emily Hampshire, Jay Brazeau, Carrie Fleming, Ingrid Haas, Jordana Largy, Julia Benson, Dalila Bela

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  • Toronto Film Society

    Toronto Film Society

    May 2nd- 4th
  • Stage Fright

    Stage Fright

    May 9th
    Starring MEATLOAF!

    Musical, Horror
    Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrorized by a bloodthirsty masked killer who despises musical theater. Starring musical theater veterans Meat Loaf (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Minnie Driver (The Phantom of the Opera) STAGE FRIGHT mixes Scream with Glee in this genre-bending R-rated horror-musical from Jerome Sable, award-winning director of the celebrated short film "The Legend of Beaver Dam".

    Director: Jerome Sable

    Cast - Major:
    Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf Aday

    Official Site:

  • 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:

  • Trainspotting


    May 30th
    Double Bill with FILTH!
    One night only

    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

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