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  • $6.00 Child 3-13
  • $6.00 Senior 65+
  • $7.00 Student
  • $10.00 Adult 14-64

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 Neverending Story

    The Neverending Story

    PRESENTED BY COOL KIDS @ THE CARLTON
    Frightening Scenes

    1 h 37 mins

    SUN 1:30

    Fantasy, Science Fiction
    Wolfgang Petersen adapted Michael Ende's children's story for this charming fantasy film that spawned several sequels. Bastian (Barret Oliver) is dealing with his mother's recent death. His father (Gerald McRaney) is an imperious sort who continually lambastes Bastian for daydreaming and falling behind in school. On top of his father's badgering, he has to contend with a bunch of school bullies waiting for him in the schoolyard. One day he decides to play hooky and walks into a strange bookstore, where in the attic, he discovers a book called "The Neverending Story". As Bastian reads the book, he's enveloped in the unfolding tale. A sickly child-like empress (Tami Stronach) from a land called Fantasia is concerned about who will take over the land if she dies. She decides it is best for Fantasia if she remains alive, so she dispatches a young warrior named Atreju (Noah Hathaway) to find a cure for the empress's malady. It turns out the land is consumed with a plague called The Nothing, generated by blighted dreams and hopeless fantasies. As Atreju continues onward to search for a cure for The Nothing, he encounters an assortment of strange creatures. Bastian is so consumed with the tale that he finds himself catapulted into the land of Fantasia himself. Atreju realizes that the only way to save the land from its blight is with the help of this strange earth boy, Bastian.

    Director: Wolfgang Petersen

    Cast:
    Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Moses Gunn, Gerald McRaney, Patricia Hayes

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088323/

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeFni9dOv7c

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  • Punisher War Zone

    Punisher War Zone

    PRESENTED BY THE MUFF SOCIETY
    Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Gory Scenes

    1 h 42 mins

    WED 7:00

    Action, Crime, Suspense
    The Punisher is back! This time he's waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime. The Punisher - ruthless vigilante/hero Frank Castle - has set his sights on mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under a new alias: Jigsaw. With the 'Punisher Task Force' hot on Jigsaw's trail, and the FBI unable to apprehend him, Castle must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before his evil deeds go unpunished.

    Director: Lexi Alexander

    Cast:
    Julie Benz, Dominic West, Ray Stevenson, Dash Mihok, Wayne Knight

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3318750/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMln84g6jGE

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Coming Soon

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    Starts July 10th

    Drama, Comedy
    It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, GENERATION KILL) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker's prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn.

    Director: Sean Baker

    Cast:
    Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O'Hagan, Alla Tumanian, James Ransone

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

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALSwWTb88ZU

  • My Ex Ex

    My Ex Ex

    Starts July 10th

    Comedy, Romance
    When Mary's boyfriend Ted invites her out to a fancy restaurant; she's convinced he's going to pop the question. But instead of getting hitched, Mary gets dumped. To cheer her up, Mary's friends take her to see a psychic who casts a spell to reconnect Mary with her ex-boyfriend. The only problem is... Mary didn't say which one. She bumps into her college boyfriend Patrick, and despite feeling he's completely wrong for her, she slowly falls for him again. Ted soon realizes his mistake and wants Mary back. Mary is torn between her two exes: Mr. Right on paper, and Mr. Right for her.

    Director: Nathaniel Warsh

    Cast:
    Andre Bharti, Katherine Barrell, Jesse Camacho, Emily Alatalo, Ray Galletti, Tamara Duarte, Alastair Forbes, Randal Edwards

    Official Site: http://myexex.com/

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKGVQFZ2z_w

  • Gallows

    Gallows

    Starts July 10th

    Suspense, Horror
    Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

    Director: Chris Lofing, Travis Cluff

    Cast:
    Price T. Morgan, Mackie Burt, Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Reese Mishler, Ryan Shoos, Alexis Schneide

    Official Site: http://thegallowsmovie.com/

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq2Gd_eZumE

  • Two 4 One

    Two 4 One

    Starts July 17th

    Comedy, Drama
    Maureen Bradley's debut feature is a bittersweet comedic drama featuring a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. Ex-lovers Miriam and Adam have an ill-advised and pivotal one night stand that sees them both wind up pregnant.

    Director: Maureen Bradley

    Cast:
    Gavin Crawford, Naomi Snieckus, Gabrielle Rose

    Official Site: http://two4onefilm.com/

  • Turkish Spider-Man Vs. Captain Turkish America

    Turkish Spider-Man Vs Captain Turkish America

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    July 18th at 11PM
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    Action, Comedy, Foreign, Fantasy
    J. Jonah Jameson was right! Spider-Man was a degenerate psycho pervert all along! And there's only one man in Turkey who can stop him... Captain America! You know you're in Turkey when before the opening credits, Spider-Man buries a saucy wench in the sand at the beach, then has his henchmen back a boat propeller into her face! Yes friends, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man ain't so friendly any more. Instead, he's a psychotic mob boss. And when there's a psychotic mob boss that needs taking down in Turkey, there's only one man to call -- Captain America! Known in Turkey as 3 DEV ADAM (3 MIGHTY MEN), the Carlton Midnight Society is proud to present THE TURKISH SPIDER-MAN VS. CAPTAIN TURKISH AMERICA on the BIG SCREEN!

    Cast:
    Aytekin Akkaya, Yavuz Selekman, Teyfik Sen

    Official Site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Dev_Adam

  • American Heist

    American Heist

    Starts July 24th

    Action
    James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives.

    Director: Sarik Andreasyan

    Cast:
    Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles, Akon

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2923316/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY_IOn0fsc0

  • Unexpected

    Unexpected

    Starts July 24th

    Comedy, Drama
    Samantha Abbott is a dedicated and passionate teacher at an inner-city Chicago high school. Just as she is coming to terms with her school closing, Samantha faces some life-changing and unexpected news: she is pregnant. After breaking the news to her live-in boyfriend John and opinionated mother, Samantha learns that one of her most promising students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar but very different situation. As the women navigate their ambitions for the future, Samantha and Jasmine forge an unlikely friendship that will challenge their perspectives and leave a lasting impact on one another.

    Director: Kris Swamberg

    Cast:
    Cobie Smulders, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern, Anderson Holm

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4145304/?ref_=nv_sr_4

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzq7dfZn31k

  • Healy's Hideaway

    Healys Hideaway

    July 25th at 7PM
    July 26th at 4pm
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    Documentary
    A documentary about the Famous Jeff Healey Club which opened in downtown Toronto, Canada in 2001 until its closure in 2008. The movie tells the story of the Jeff Healey club, the A- list musicians who played there from around the world and of course the amazing talent that Jeff had as a Blind Musician who never let his disability stop him from doing what he loved most -Music. With interviews with Cristie Healey, Randy Bachman , Burton Cummings, Ronnie Hawkins and others and with Rare live performance footage from the club with Jeff Healey, The Jeff Healey Blues Band, Ian Gillan, Jimmy Bowskill Watermelon Slim and many more.

    Director: Eve Kinizo

    Official Site: http://www.evekinizofilms.com/healeys-hideaway/

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKYbxDo6RuY

  • Monster Squad

    Monster Squad

    COOL KIDS @ THE CARLTON
    July 26th at 1:30PM
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    Action, Adventure, Horror, Comedy
    A quintet of classic movie monsters invades a small town looking for a lost amulet that will help them rule the world. A bunch of kids decide to fight back by forming the "Monster Squad."

    Director: Fred Dekker

    Cast:
    Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Andre Gower

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Monster-Squad/105665256132875?fref=ts

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZs0B0mjXY

  • Kindergarten Teacher

    Starts July 31st
  • Labyrinth

    Labyrinth

    COOL KIDS @ THE CARLTON
    August 9th at 1:30PM
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    Fantasy
    While babysitting, teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) makes a terrible wish--that her baby brother (Toby Froud) would be taken by goblins. Her wish comes true when Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie) whisks the boy off to his castle to be goblinized. Now Sarah must rescue him, and that means getting into the Goblin Castle. But between Sarah and the castle stands a magically mesmerizing world of mysterious mazes known as the Labyrinth. A stunning vision of childhood fears and fantasies, written by Terry Jones (Monty Python), produced by George Lucas (Star Wars) and directed by Jim Henson (The Dark Crystal).

    Director: Jim Henson

    Cast:
    David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm, Natalie Finland, Shari Weiser

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091369/

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTgi_RKtzoI

  • Strike

    Strike

    August 12th at 7PM
    Presented by The MUFF Society
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    Comedy
    In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

    Director: Sarah Kernochan

    Cast:
    Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Monica Keena, Vincent Kartheiser, Rachael Leigh Cook, Nigel Bennett, Heather Matarazzo, Tom Guiry, Matthew Lawrence, Gaby Hoffmann, Merritt Wever, Robert Bockstael, Brenda Devine, Rosemary Dunsmore, Jenny Parsons

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/AllIWannaDoMovie?fref=ts

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZ-NsM5okY

  • She's Funny That Way

    Shes Funny That Way

    Starts August 14th

    Comedy
    This quirky comedy follows a star-studded ensemble cast as their paths collide in a romp through New York City. After a married Broadway director spends the night with an aspiring young actress - only to find her landing a part in his latest play the very next day - their lives begin overlapping in increasingly awkward but hilarious ways, bringing together his wife, her shrink, an A-list actor, an esteemed judge and even a private eye in a tale of mad coincidence that only director Peter Bogdanovich could bring so masterfully and entertainingly to the screen.

    Director: Peter Bogdanovich

    Cast:
    Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Cybill Shepherd, Joanna Lumley, Tatum O'Neal, Rhys Ifans, Austin Pendleton, Kathryn Hahn, John Robinson, Jake Hoffman, Will Forte, Richard Lewis, George Morfogen, Lucy Punch, Ahna O'Reilly, Desira Pesta

    Official Site: http://shesfunnythatway.com/

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5WtPcWlae4

  • Being Evel

    Being Evel

    Starts August 21st
  • Shocking Dark

    Shocking Dark

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    August 15th at 11PM
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    Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Foreign
    From Bruno Mattei, the Italian horror "maestro" who brought us HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD and RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and Claudio Fragasso, the writer behind the most infamous midnight movie of all time TROLL 2 comes one of the most insane and blatant knock-off films to come out of Italy in the '80s - SHOCKING DARK! What's the plot of this film, you ask? Remember the film ALIENS? Ever thought the film could have been improved by having a TERMINATOR or two? Well, not only does SHOCKING DARK incorporate the exact plots of both ALIENS and THE TERMINATOR, but in Italy, it's original title was TERMINATOR 2: ALIENATORS! The Carlton Midnight Society is proud to present the North American Theatrical Premiere of Bruno Mattei's 1989 cult classic, SHOCKING DARK!

    Director: Bruno Mattei

    Cast:
    Christopher Ahrens, Haven Tyler, Geretta Geretta

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098321/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrDeESoujBU

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies

    COOL KIDS @ THE CARLTON
    August 23rd at 1:30PM
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    Action, Adventure, Comedy
    From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys...and a mild mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

    Director: Richard Donner

    Cast:
    Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Matuszak and Anne Ramsey

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089218/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gHBgo65Als

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid

    Starts August 28th
  • Dragon Blade

    Dragon Blade

    Starts Sept 4th

    Action, Adventure, Drama
    Set in China during the Han dynasty (206-220 AD), Dragon Blade follows Huo An (Chan), an official framed and enslaved for a crime he didn't commit. Soon thereafter, however, he meets Roman soldier in Cusack's Lucius and the pair begin to form an unlikely alliance.

    Director: Daniel Lee

    Cast:
    Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody

    Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Blade/646092112137689?fref=ts

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4pOvGoueFs

  • Lady Sings The Blues

    Lady Sings The Blues

    Sept 5th at 4pm
    FREE with suggested
    $5 charitable donation


    Drama
    In this film, Diana Ross plays the magnificent, tragic song stylist Billie Holiday, who while writhing in a strait jacket in a prison cell, reflects on her turbulent life. The film takes several liberties with the facts, but Diana Ross makes even the most illogical of plot contrivances credible.

    Director: Sidney J. Furie

    Cast:
    Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068828/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgHDZNr9hyM

  • Mahogany

    Mahogany

    Sept 5th at 7pm
    FREE with suggested
    $5 charitable donation


    Drama
    Directed by Berry Gordy, Jr. as a vehicle for Diana Ross, this film traces the life of a poor girl who makes it in the fashion world, first as a model, then as a designer. After she becomes successful, she deserts her boyfriend and hooks up with a photographer.

    Director: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson

    Cast:
    Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073335/?ref_=nv_sr_2

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj70JnvQv8k

  • The Wiz

    The Wiz

    Sept 6th at 4pm
    FREE with suggested
    $5 charitable donation


    Adventure, Family, Fantasy
    Dorothy, a young African-American kindergarten teacher leaves a large family dinner one night to chase after her dog during a New York City snowstorm and gets swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the urban version of the land of Oz.

    Director: Sidney Lumet

    Cast:
    Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078504/?ref_=nv_sr_2

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGtnHaEK66s

  • The Last Dragon

    The Last Dragon

    Sept 6th at 7pm
    FREE with suggested
    $5 charitable donation

  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

    Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    September 19th at 11PM
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  • Eadweard

    Eadweard

    Starts October 9th
  • Sleepless In New York

    Sleepless In New York

    Starts October 9th
  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    35mm Double-Feature!
    October 24th at 7PM
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    Horror
    A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. The Carlton Midnight Society is incredibly proud to present Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci's 1981 hallucinatory nightmare of surreal imagery on the BIG SCREEN in the way it was always meant to be seen - on 35mm!!!

    Director: Lucio Fulci

    Cast:
    Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082307/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef0oH3ZizfI

  • Pieces

    Pieces

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    35mm Double-Feature!
    October 24th at 9:30PM
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    Horror
    Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts. The Carlton Midnight Society is unbelievably proud to present Juan Piquer Simon's 1982 immortal slasher classic on the BIG SCREEN in the way it was always meant to be seen - on 35mm!!!

    Director: Juan Piquer Simon

    Cast:
    Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082748/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A97EOtxF2gA

  • Nekromantik

    Nekromantik

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    November 21st at 11PM
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    Horror
    A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him. Ladies and gentlemen, we ask you, have you ever imagined, in a million years, that the Carlton Cinema would ever screen Jorg Buttgereit's 1987 German horror classic NEKROMANTIK on the BIG SCREEN? Well, thanks to your good friends at the Carlton Midnight Society, this is actually happening! Viewers beware, this film is NOT for the faint of heart!

    Director: Jorg Buttgereit

    Cast:
    Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093608/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

  • Turkish Star Wars

    Turkish Star Wars

    THE CARLTON
    MIDNIGHT SOCIETY

    December 19th at 11PM
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    Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Foreign
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a country called Turkey and in this wonderful land, the concept of copyright infringement was something very much open to interpretation. Case in point, TURKISH STAR WARS! This movie is absolutely jaw-dropping insane! Between flat-out stealing footage from the original STAR WARS and music from the RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK soundtrack, there's a plot somewhere in there about two space cadets crash-landing on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. The temptation to see STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS may be strong, but do make it a point to come out and see TURKISH STAR WARS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE STRIKES BACK on the BIG SCREEN courtesy of yours friends at the Carlton Midnight Society!

    Director: Cetin Inanc

    Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182060/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1