Living in the heart of the Entertainment District at The Bond means you have endless options for things to do, from performances at a landmark theatre like The Princess of Wales to programming at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to fun bars like The Rivoli. If you’re ever in the mood to see the latest action flick, the nearby Scotiabank Theatre is a great choice – perhaps to see the latest 007 flick?
At the corner of Richmond and John, this venue was formerly known as The Paramount until its renovation in 2008. With a $30 million dollar price tag, the new theatre is certainly built to impress, with a sky-high escalator to boot. The theatre houses 14 cinemas that boast curved floor-to-ceiling screens, comfortable plush seating, and Digital/Surround Sound along with an IMAX theatre with a powerful sound system and laser show screening for special 2-D and 3-D films. For a little extra, you can watch films in Ultra AVX, featuring wall-to-wall screen, digital projection, immersive surround sound, and reserved seating.
The theatre also has a number of eateries including Pizza Pizza, Poptopia, Burger King, Far Coast Coffee, and Dippin Dots. If this weren’t enough, there’s a neighbouring Chapters store – complete with a Starbucks – to browse around while you’re waiting for your movie time.
Movies playing this weekend include the action-comedy ’30 Minutes Or Less’, the thriller ‘Apollo 18′, the Chris Evans action film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, and the romantic comedy ‘Friends With Benefits’. Check the Cineplex website for complete listings and schedules.