Cinesphere Tickets & Information
CINESPHERE FILM SERIES NOW PLAYING:
Saturday, April 20 – 12:00pm
Saturday, April 20 – 12:00pm
Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00
Senior (65 + years): $12.00
Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00
*All prices include HST
To purchase tickets, please use our online ticketing system or visit our Box Office.
*Please note our online ticketing system online accepts major credit cards.
Location: West Entrance of Ontario Place
Hours: Open one hour prior to showtime (see above schedule for showtimes)
For Box Office inquiries, please contact email@example.com or 416-314-9938 during operating hours.
Cinesphere is accessed via the Ontario Place West Entrance. For more detailed directions, please visit our Directions page.
Cinesphere offers the following items for purchase at our concession stand, located on the lower level lobby:
Ontario Place reopened the iconic Cinesphere to the public on November 3. The theatre is open year round and offers a variety of films for all ages. Cinesphere features a unique and immersive IMAX® theatre experience that allows for screening of films with IMAX’s laser digital and 70mm film technologies.
Provincial government funding supporting the revitalization of Ontario Place is making Cinesphere accessible again to the public and for private events.
Ontario Place welcomes everyone to experience films on the big screen, and more, at our waterfront destination IMAX theatre.
First opened in 1971, Cinesphere is the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre. The IMAX projection system is a proprietary large format projection system developed in Ontario. In 2014, the province designated Cinesphere as a structure of Cultural Heritage Value.
Graeme Ferguson’s North of Superior (1971) was the first film commissioned for and screened at Cinesphere at its 1971 grand opening and helped put the IMAX format on the map.
Current capacity holds 614 seats and 527 for 3D viewing.
As part of its commitment to pushing boundaries and doing things never before done in cinema, IMAX has undertaken the largest R&D investment in the company’s history to develop its next-generation projection and sound system – featuring groundbreaking laser technology.
IMAX with laser is more than a handful of new innovations—it’s a re-imagination of the movie theatre experience. Designed from the ground up for IMAX’s largest screens (75 feet or greater in width), the dual 4K laser projection system is equipped with a new optical engine and suite of proprietary IMAX technologies capable of projecting an image with up to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio. Coupled with an incredible new sound system, IMAX with laser will draw audiences into the action like never before.
Brightness: A laser light source provides substantially more brightness than a xenon bulb, and will allow IMAX to fill its largest screens with even sharper and more lifelike images. This is significant for 3D because 3D glasses dim the image. With IMAX’s laser technology, audiences are going to be able to experience unparalleled brightness in 2D and 3D.
Contrast: Contrast is the difference between the whitest white and the blackest black. IMAX has always delivered the greatest contrast available to filmmakers but now will reach contrast levels substantially higher than ever before. This means more detail in the image, and a heightened level of realism that makes movie-goers forget they are watching a movie.
Color: IMAX with laser will allow filmmakers to explore and expand their use of colors by providing a wider gamut of colors, and a more vivid, lifelike image. Audiences will get to experience colors that exist in the real world but have never been seen onscreen.
Sound: IMAX with laser includes a next-generation sound system that features 12 discrete channels plus sub-bass. The enhanced system includes new loudspeakers on the ceiling as well as additional ones on the side. Whether it’s a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpating force of a volcano, audiences will experience a new kind of visceral sound experience.
In addition to these enhancements, the IMAX with laser system features built-in image calibration and audio tuning features. It is also linked to IMAX’s 24/7/365 Network Operations Center, which is constantly monitoring thousands of system components to ensure optimum performance, show after show.
Audiences can now experience IMAX with laser for themselves at Cinesphere in Toronto. For more information on IMAX with laser, visit www.imax.com/laser.
70mm is a film format with frames that are larger in size and wider in aspect ratio than the standard 35mm film. It expands vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen and show audiences up to 40% more of the image with unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. Essentially, the difference between 35mm and 70mm is similar to the difference between DVD and Blu-ray, if switching from DVD to Blu-ray also made your television bigger.
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Visit the Cinesphere Movie & Tickets page on our website to purchase tickets online. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the Box Office located in the West Entrance of Ontario Place.
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the Box Office when you arrive at Cinesphere. Box Office opens 1 hour prior to scheduled showtimes.
Ontario Place is located at 955 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto ON, M6K 3B9. Cinesphere is accessed through the Ontario Place West Entrance, located at Ontario Drive and Lake Shore Blvd. You can find directions to Ontario Place here.
At this time there is no reserved seating at Cinesphere. All tickets are general admission, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Seating at Cinesphere is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open forty-five minutes to one hour prior to the movie time. Please use your discretion to arrive at a time that will ensure you are able to get your preferred seat.
Yes, Cinesphere is accessible! Accessible seating is available on the same level as the entrance bridge to Cinesphere. To get access to the concession stand or the washroom, you may utilize the elevator or outdoor ramps at the south end of the bridge to go down one floor from the main bridge level.
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Yes, we have a limited food and beverage offering available at Cinesphere which consists of: popcorn, soft drinks, water, candy and chocolate bars.