Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan
Thirty million used to be a large budget to make a film with, and that was the construction cost of this massive, intergalactic-designed cinema off Highways 400 and 7 in Northwestern Toronto. The Colossus has a UFO “mothership” on the roof that flashes light that can be seen from anywhere in the Woodbridge region, including the lobby of the AMC 30 situated just across the highway. The space-themed décor includes such cool designs as green martian ATM machines and framed Star Trek memorabilia around the lobby (not to mention model spaceships hung from the ceiling). It has 19 gigantic, curved, THX-equipped screens, including a six-story IMAX auditorium, two Party Rooms, one DBOX Screen and an XSCAPE Entertainment Centre. The space theme was appropriate for its time— the theatre opened in February 1999 on the same weekend as Disney’s My Favorite Martian, and a few months before Star Wars: Episode 1 was released—and still has that funky look today. Wheelchair accessibility is offered, as are Fidelio described video, Assisted Listening Devices and CaptiView Captioning. Parking is free and located around the theatre.