Toronto Underground Cinema

Defending the Indefensible: Alien Resurrection & Freddy Got Fingered

Andrew Parker and Toronto Underground Cinema proudly present the DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE film series starting MARCH 4, 2011. Film criticism is a strange business these days. In years prior to the rise of the Internet, it seemed like only a select few knowledgeable film critics held sway over the fickle viewing public. Now, it seems […]

This Week in Dork: February 27 – March 5

This Week in Dork is a weekly feature that attempts to encapsulate all the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. The February 27 - March 5 edition features an overblown awards ceremony with free popcorn, suicide bomber satire, South Korean horror and a Steampunk masquerade.

Breakin’ – ’80s breakdance classic hits Toronto

9:00PM! Saturday Feb 26, 2011! At the Toronto Underground Cinema! From the director of RAPPIN’ and LAMBADA! From the producers of BLOODSPORT and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2! Get ready to pop, lock, flare & freeze! After over 25 years, BREAKIN’ returns to Toronto! Come out, breakdance and behold a MEGA-RARE screening of a 35mm print […]

This Week in Dork: February 13 – 19

This Week in Dork is a new feature that will attempt to encapsulate all of the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. Sure, "This Week in Geek" sounds better, but there's a little thing called copyright which prevents us from calling it that. Here are some of the highlights:

Golden Classics Series at the Underground

Every second Thursday from now until the end of April (and beyond) we will be screening some of the classic films of our youth. Celebrating the magic that was these often cheesy, totally quotable, and entirely awesome flicks that shaped our cinematic tastes (FOR THE BETTER!) Join us as we indulge ourselves with these Golden Classics:

Wednesday Night Fright Nights!

We all love a good scare. Now every Wednesday night come get a fright! That's right, every Wednesday we're going to be showing horror films. Horror flicks we love, ones that have scared the crap out of us, and ones we want to share with you. See you Underground...

Dion Conflict presents Lost Ed Wood Jr Film ‘Snow Bunnies’!

THE CONFLICT ARCHIVES opens the vaults to present to you some lost Ed Wood Jr fare, not even on DVD and not seen on the big screen for many many decades, ANYWHERE! And if you’ve never seen the collaborative work between Ed Wood and Bulgaria’s A.C. Stephen, you are in for a treat indeed!

The Anti Valentines Day event featuring ‘Sensations’

TORONTO UNDERGROUND CINEMA, DION CONFLICT AND EYESORE CINEMA PRESENT: SCREW VALENTINES! Single and don’t know what to do while your happily couple friends gulp down papaya and copulate on red satin sheets? Disgruntled jilted ex lovers unite finally with “SCREW VALENTINES!” an event for those of us not getting boxes of chocolate and getting that “soul mate” drunk off cheap champagne. SCREW VALENTINES! Is not just a film screening, but an event where before the film you can win prizes with games including: “Worst Heartbreak”, “Those crazy STD’s!” and “Pump and Dump”.

The Rep Episode 4
The Wright Stuff? Part 2

The latest episode of the ongoing web-series The Rep is now online. The series documents the trials and tribulations of our friends at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Episode 4 concludes the events of the previous episode – Charlie, Nigel, Alex and Peter continue to prep the theatre for The Wright Stuff, while anxiously awaiting the arrival of director Edgar Wright

Crime Wave @ Toronto Underground Cinema

Join us for an impossibly funky evening at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Mike White, cinematic provocateur and author of Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection will discuss his book. For 14 years, White's movie zine championed offbeat and obscure movies like John Paizs's Canadian classic Crime Wave. http://www.impossiblefunky.com/

Pontypool with Very Special Guests

As part of the Toronto Underground Cinema's "Good Canadian Cinema" series, we are proud to present director Bruce McDonald's Pontypool which has not only solidified its place in Canadian cinematic history, but is also very quickly becoming a cult hit around the world. Joining us for this special evening, co-presented by Rue Morgue and Chizine Publications, will be the stars of Pontypool famed Canadian actor Stephen McHattie and actress Lisa Houle. We will also be joined by the author of the novel Pontypool Changes Everything and the writer of the film, Tony Burgess.

Good Canadian Cinema?

When was the last time you saw a good Canadian film? How many Canadian films can most people even name? Maybe that’s because unlike music and television, there are no government enforced quotas for Canadian content in our movie theatres, allowing Hollywood to dominate our screens. the city’s newest rep theatre, the Toronto Underground Cinema is taking long overdue measures to remedy this. Starting this Thursday, the Underground is dedicating all 8 of its weekend screenings to great Canadian films.