Toronto Screening Calendar: February 2019

With the embarrassment of riches being shown on Toronto’s multiple screens dedicated to repertory cinema, we decided it was high time to create a monthly guide for all of our local readers. Highlighting everything from the classic to the bizarre, from the backroom at Eyesore Cinema to the recently reopened Ontario Cinesphere, we’ve included dozens of screenings taking place all over the city. Find out which ones are FREE, which are 35mm prints, and which screenings are accompanied by special guests and other performances, from burlesque dancing and live bands, to the classic monthly shadowcast screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Also be sure to check out some of these ongoing, extensive retrospectives at the TIFF Bell Lightbox:

1999: Movies at the Millennium

The annus mirabilis that brought us such essential films as Eyes Wide Shut, Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, andMagnolia also marked a moment when cinema changed how we saw the world.

This Side of Paradise: The Films of Aki Kaurismäki

The recent release of Le Havre and The Other Side of Hope — the first two films of a planned “Refugee Trilogy” — confirmed that the cinema of the po-faced Finnish master could hardly be more timely, requisite, or exhilarating.

Working Girls: The Films of Dorothy Arzner

The only woman director to successfully transition from silent to sound cinema, the Hollywood pioneer provided glittering showcases for such top female stars as Katharine Hepburn, Clara Bow, Lucille Ball, and Maureen O’Hara.

Feb. 1

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Kung Fu Fridays: Fatal Fists and Crazy Kicks from the Shaw Brothers presents this archival print!

Fatal Attraction (1987) @ The Royal

For those sick of the usual lovey-dovey fare this holiday season, The Royal presents NO VALENTINE’S with THREE trips down not-lovers lane!

The Matrix (1999) @ Cinesphere

Stormy Weather (1943) FREE @ Innis Town Hall

 

Feb. 2

The Matrix (1999) @ Cinesphere

The Buddy Holly Story (1978) @ Revue Cinema

Prior to the film, Jeff Giles (as Buddy Holly) and his trio will perform songs by Holly, Ritchie Valens, and others from the golden age of rock’n’roll.

The Visitor (1979) @ The Royal

Retropath and Laser Blast Society presents The Visitor on its 40th Anniversary!

Love Story (1970) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Badlands (1973) @ 35mm TIFF Bell Lightbox

 

Feb. 3 

The Matrix (1999) @ Cinesphere

Pina (2011) @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Presented by Game Changers: Stories of remarkable individuals and their impact on our world.

 

Feb. 5

Police Story (1985) 4k @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Blue Jean Monster (1991) @ Eyesore Cinema

 

Feb. 7

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Expect No Mercy (1995) 35mm @ The Royal

The Laser Blast Film Society is proud to present the film on producer and star Jalal Merhi’s personal 35mm print!

Boom! (1968) @ Revue Cinema

Designing the Movies considers the crucial contributions of below-the-line craft in both popular favorites and forgotten gems from across the decades, genres and eras.

Black Shampoo (1976) @ Eyesore Cinema

 

Feb. 8

Heavenly Creatures (1994) @ The Royal

Presented by No Future on the 25th Anniversary of Peter Jackson’s dark psychological drama.

Titanic (1997) IMAX 3D @ Cinesphere

Love Story (1970) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Crippled Avengers (1978) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Part of Kung Fu Fridays: Fatal Fists and Crazy Kicks from the Shaw Brothers.

Stop Making Sense (1984) @ Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema

Part of the This Film Should Be Played Loud series. See new, classic and rare concert films on the big screen.

Once (2007) FREE @ Innis Town Hall

 

Feb. 9 

Titanic (1997) IMAX 3D @ Cinesphere

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Sisters (1973) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

 

Feb. 10 

Chicago (1927) @ Revue Cinema

Part of Silent Revue – Toronto’s only year-round dedicated selection of silent films in a theatrical venue with live musical accompaniment.

Gone Girl (2014) @ The Royal

For those sick of the usual lovey-dovey fare this holiday season, The Royal presents NO VALENTINE’S with THREE trips down not-lovers lane!

Titanic (1997) IMAX 3D @ Cinesphere

Home Feeling: Struggle for a Community (1983) @ U of T Media Commons

Presented by Toronto on Film, screening under-seen Canadian films once a month.

 

Feb. 11

The Tales of Hoffman (1951) 4K restoration @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

 

Feb. 13

Diva (1981) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

 

Feb. 15

Inception (2010) IMAX @ Cinesphere

Dirty Ho (1979) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Part of Kung Fu Fridays: Fatal Fists and Crazy Kicks from the Shaw Brothers.

In the Realm of the Senses (1976) @ The Royal

From Nagisa Oshima, Eastern Promises dares you to see graphic violence, nudity and real acts of sexual intercourse.

 

Feb. 16

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) @ The Royal

Baby friendly screening (house lights on, and volume not-too-loud).

Iron Giant (1999) @ Cinesphere

Mortal Kombat (1995) @ Revue Cinema

Part of the Dumpster Racoon series, with a special DOUBLE BILL DRAG ACT featuring Ivory Towers!

Howard the Duck (1986) @ The Royal

Presented with a live COMEDY PRE-SHOW featuring Nick Flanagan, Jackie Pirico, Everardo Ramirez and Chris Sandiford.

Inception (2010) IMAX @ Cinesphere

Body of Evidence (1993) @ Eyesore Cinema

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

 

Feb. 17

The Flintsones (1994) @ The Royal

Iron Giant (1999) @ Cinesphere

Legally Blonde (2001) @ Revue Cinema

Presented by Bechdel Tested, tackling topics of women’s representation in various fields.

Silence of the Lambs (1991) @ The Royal

For those sick of the usual lovey-dovey fare this holiday season, The Royal presents NO VALENTINE’S with THREE trips down not-lovers lane!

Inception (2010) IMAX @ Cinesphere

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) @ The Royal

With live commentary by Allysin Chaynes

Feb. 18

Iron Giant (1999) @ Cinesphere

Inception (2010) IMAX @ Cinesphere

 

Feb. 19

Black Narcissus (1947) @ The Royal

Presented by Ladies of Burlesque, featuring a burlesque performance by Sam Antic.

 

Feb. 20

Black Orpheus (1959) @ The Royal

Presented by Ladies of Burlesque, featuring a burlesque performance by Sam Antic.

 

Feb. 21

Demons 2 (1986) @ Revue Cinema

Part of Revue’s Food in Film series, you can have your cake, and watch Demons 2!

Miami Vice (2006) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Wicked City (1987) @ Eyesore Cinema

Mishima (1985) @ The Royal

This Neon Dreams Cinema Club screening will be preceded by an introduction from the The Japan Foundation 国際交流基金 to discuss the life and career of the films subject Yukio Mishima and production designer Eiko Ishioka.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Canada Council For Refugees.

 

Feb. 22 

Mr. Sardonicus (1961) @ The Royal

Retropath! presents Mr. Sardonicus with Punishment Poll cards, decide the fate of Mr Sardonicus mid-movie!

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) IMAX @ Cinesphere

Hausu (1977) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

 

Feb. 23

Judgement Night (1993) @ Revue Cinema 

Presented by Drunken Cinema, providing an interactive drinking game twist to enhance the viewing experience.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) IMAX @ Cinesphere

Nighthawks (1981) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Princess Bride (1987) @ The Revue

Hosted and curated by local favourite and writer Crystal-Rose Madore, Throwback Cinema showcases the best of family and kid-friendly cinema from the 1970s-1990s, from blockbusters to cult classics.

 

Feb. 24

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) IMAX @ Cinesphere

 

Feb. 25 

Superbad (2007) FREE @ The Royal

 

Feb. 27

All That Jazz (1979) @ The Royal

40th Anniversary!

 

Feb. 28

He Got Game (1998) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Sentinal (1977) @ The Royal

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