Cinesphere Tickets & Information

Initially opening in 1971, Cinesphere was created as the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre.

IMAX is a proprietary large-format projection system developed in Ontario, and Cinesphere features a unique and immersive IMAX® theatre experience that allows for screening of films with IMAX’s laser digital and 70mm film technologies. Graeme Ferguson’s North of Superior was the first film commissioned for and screened at Cinesphere at its 1971 grand opening, and it helped put the IMAX format on the map.

In 2014, after being out of operation for several years, the Province of Ontario designated Cinesphere a structure of Cultural Heritage Value. Provincial government funding supporting the revitalization of Ontario Place made Cinesphere accessible once again, with Ontario Place reopening the iconic Cinesphere for both public and private events on November 3, 2018.

Now restored to its original glory – with some modern enhancements – Cinesphere remains the largest IMAX theatre in the province. The theatre is now open year-round and offers a variety of films for all ages. Current capacity holds 615 seats and 527 for 3D viewing.

Ontario Place welcomes everyone to experience films on the big screen, and more, at our waterfront destination IMAX theatre.


Admission type
Adult (18 – 64 years)
Senior (65 + years)
Children (3 – 17 years)
All ages (documentaries)

*All prices include HST

Box Office

Location: Cinesphere is accessed via the Ontario Place West Entrance. For more detailed directions, please see our Visit Us page.
Hours: Open one hour prior to showtime (see below for each film’s showtimes)

To purchase tickets:

1. Online by clicking on the movie selection below. We accept the following payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit and prepaid cards.
2. Visit our Box Office. Please note the Box Office opens an hour before the movies are scheduled to start. We accept the following payment methods: Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Vista Debit and prepaid card.

For Box Office, ticketing, or general inquiries, please contact or call 416-314-9938 during operating hours. For Cinesphere rental inquiries, please visit our Site Rentals page.

Cinesphere FAQ

01. How do I purchase movie tickets at Cinesphere?

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.

02. Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Yes, you can purchase tickets at the Box Office when you arrive at Cinesphere. Box Office opens 1 hour prior to scheduled showtimes.

03. How do I get to Cinesphere?

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.

04. Where can I park?

Parking is available in Lot 1 and Lot 2 (via Remembrance Drive and Ontario Place Blvd – see map).

Discounted $5.00 parking tickets will be sold at the Parking Booths for Cinesphere movie-goers.

*This reduced rate applies to regular screenings only and not special events. Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase during Parking Booth hours.

Lot 1 Parking Booth Hours: Opens one hour prior to movie start time and remains open 15 minutes after movie starts.

Please visit the Parking page for more information.

05. Is there reserved seating?

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.

06. How far in advance should I arrive before my movie time?

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.

07. Is Cinesphere accessible?

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 use the elevator or outdoor ramps at the south end of the bridge to go down one floor from the main bridge level.

08. Is Cinesphere available for private screenings and events?

Yes it is, please email for more information.

09. Can I grab something to eat at Cinesphere?

Cinesphere offers the following items for purchase at our concession stand, located on the lower level lobby:

  • Popcorn
  • Soft Drinks
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Candy
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Hot Dogs
  • Nachos