Cinesphere is the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre. Constructed in 1971, it remains the largest IMAX theatre in Ontario and 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 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 615 seats and 527 for 3D viewing.
Cinesphere is currently undergoing additional renovations and is set to host a special screening of North of Superior during Toronto International Film Festival, in the fall.