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Cinema 1

Cinema 1 is designed to host the most complex, dramatic and glamorous in-cinema presentations, and supports a range of film technology that includes 3D, 35mm, 70mm and digital.

An ideal space for premieres, red-carpet events and awards presentations, this theatre creates the sense of a great movie palace updated for the modern age, with state-of-the art technology, a bold stage, a lighting grid and camera points.

Due to its exceptional sound system, Cinema 1 specializes in musically accompanied film presentations that feature symphony orchestras, big bands and rock ensembles. Cinema 1 is the grandest of our theatres.

Seats 522


Cinema 2

Cinema 2 has a similar palatial feel and many of the same features as Cinema 1, including the ability to accomodate 3D films. This theatre is not only a great space for a screening, it’s also intimate enough for effective presentations. Cinema 2 is ideal for keynote addresses and audience-participation events.

Seats 353


Cinema 3

The most intimate of our large-scale theatres, Cinema 3 provides an elegant event space for smaller presentations. The stage is designed to accommodate a piano – ideal for musical accompaniment.

Seats 227


The Paul & Leah Atkinson Family Cinema 4

The Paul & Leah Atkinson Family Cinema (Cinema 4) seats 150 people comfortably and, like all TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas, boasts excellent sightlines. This is the perfect venue for an innovative lecture, conversation series, private screening, or awards presentation.

Seats 150


NBCUniversal Cinema 5

The NBCUniversal Cinema (Cinema 5) is the most flexible of the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatres. This multi-purpose, 965 square-foot studio cinema features retractable seats and can be used for screenings and as a production space for filming and workshops.

Seats 80


Stanislaus Shibinsky Cinema 6

The Stanislaus Shibinsky Cinema (Cinema 6) is a unique and intimate theatre space located on the fifth floor, ideal for personal or team film screenings, or to showcase a new product to top executives.

Seats 42


The Green Room

The Green Room is a quiet space in which to relax, especially before or after participating in programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox. It is also the perfect venue for VIP cocktail receptions or as a Production Office. The space includes furnishings provided by Roots, ensuite washrooms, a 40” programmable screen, a 5.1 audio system, a projector and a drop-down screen.

Capacity 60


TIFF Lounge

With spectacular views of King Street and downtown Toronto, TIFF Lounge is a central feature of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Its elegant decor, seating areas and bar create the perfect atmosphere for cocktail receptions and other events for mixing and mingling with colleagues, guests or fellow cinephiles. TIFF Lounge is catered exclusively by Oliver & Bonacini.

Capacity 120


Bell Blue Room

The Bell Blue Room is a modern lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the corner of King and John Streets. The room—which has audio capabilities and a plasma screen—is an ideal space for a range of social, business and academic events. The Bell Blue Room doubles as the TIFF Members’ Lounge on Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Capacity 85