Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We Are Loving: The TIFF Bell Lightbox

Tired of your usual movie going experience? We are loving the TIFF Bell Lightbox at the corner of King & John. They offer a variety of activities for a true arts and film buff of any age.

Photo Credit - Biz Bash
What To Expect:

Screenings of Canadian, International and classic feature films, shorts and new releases.  Explore this winter’s programming such as the Ongoing Series “Late Night:  Bangkok Dangerous:  The Cinema of Nicolas Cage”.  Between January and April, revisit some of the Academy Award winning actor’s memorable cinematic roles.

Films are screened in small and intimate cinemas making for a very personal experience - although I found the leg room to be a little tight. If you are craving munchies, traditional theatre snacks such as popcorn, candy and beverages are all available for purchase on the second floor.  

Unique Special Events:

TIFF hosts unique series like “In Conversation With”, which feature conversations with guests from the film industry such as Guillermo del Toro, Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. Sit back in cozy red theatre chairs while taking in thoughtful, dynamic and interactive discussions onstage. As an audience member, it feels like having a pass to a personal and informal get together and to gain thoughtful insight. Upcoming engagements include In-Conversation with the 32nd Genie Award Nominees, and author George R.R Martin will speak about the Game of Thrones and its adaptation to an HBO series. 
“Sing-a-Long” screenings are available for guests who love to belt out to their favourite musical tunes. Now you can do so without receiving any questioning looks. This winter, from February 24-26, grab some friends and sing-along with Danny Zuko, Rizzo and the rest of the gang from Grease.  See tiff.net for screening times.

Upcoming Events + What to Watch For:

TIFF Cinematheque will be celebrating Black History Month during the month of February and will showcase programming created by young filmmakers from North America, Africa and the Caribbean. Delve into stories, documentaries and recreations of the past and present. Be sure to purchase tickets before they sell out.  

Did you know that TIFF has an annual Film Festival dedicated to youth? Do you have a young family member or student who loves movies?  If so, TIFF is seeking youth between the ages of 8-12 to participate in a film jury panel during the annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 10-22, 2012).

Regular adult tickets for screenings, premium screenings, In Conversation With and exhibits for non-members range from $12-20. Visit www.tiff.net for details and to explore “What’s On” at the Bell Lightbox.

Natalia Dziubaniwsky is a lover of life, avid traveller, animal lover, movie buff, volunteer, budding writer and is always seeking a new adventure.  Interact with or simply follow her footsteps through her blog.

1 comment:

  1. Great info on TIFF Bell Lightbox. Thanks.