Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
Taking up the top floors of Toronto Life Square at the corner of Yonge and Dundas, the 24-screen multiplex has a lot to boast about. Foremost, the multuplex, which opened in March 2008, reversed the trend of cinema closures in the region. Yonge and Dundas used to be a major moviegoing destination, with the Eaton Centre and Imperial Six drawing in big crowds. Those theatres, which have been closed for more than a decade, were two of the first theatres in Canada to offer multiple screens, and drew enormous crowds back in the 1970s. The theatre also became the first AMC in Canada to offer an ETX auditorium, which comes equipped with a 20% larger screen and updated sound system. The movie house, which can seat close to 5,000 at full capacity, has digital projection technology and sound in all of its auditoriums, allowing a picture with four times the resolution of HD. Outside the auditoriums, the foyers feature classy murals of big-screen icons and famed directors. Beyond its typical uses as a movie house, some of its cinemas are used as classrooms in the morning for Ryerson University students.