Watching a movie, like confronting a poltergeist, is best done in the dark with a crowd to bolster your spirits. Face the unknown with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two tickets to Rainbow Cinema at the Woodbine Centre (up to an $18 value).
Rainbow Cinema screens Hollywood blockbusters at reduced ticket prices. Open daily for both matinee ($14 value for two tickets) and evening shows ($18 value for two tickets), the multiplex harvests a steady, ever-changing crop of rom coms, historical dramas, action thrillers, and cartoons ($3 surcharge for 3-D movies). The Woodbine Centre's eight auditoriums boast digital sound and seats spaced for unobstructed viewing and games of slow-pitch softball. Ontario-based artist Fred Harrison's murals, depicting equestrian designs inspired by the neighbouring Woodbine Racetrack, adorn the walls. Before, after, or in between movie showings, cinephiles can stock up on provisions at the popcorn-laden snack bar.
Magic Lantern Theatres
At Magic Lantern Theatres, darkened auditoriums with flickering screens draw audiences into magical worlds where fish can talk, motorcycles leap canyons, and love comes even for those who eat crackers in bed. The partnering multiplex theatres and cinemas show recently released blockbuster flicks at 15 locations spread across Canada, each of which retains its own unique personality and honours any historic roots. In Edmonton, the Princess Theatre’s original 1915 auditorium, complete with balcony, golden drapes, and red walls, accommodates moviegoers with babies or pet hyenas inside a soundproof cry room. In Saskatchewan, the circa-1930 Roxy Theatre preserves the ambience of a Spanish courtyard. As guests find their auditoriums at the Ontario locations, they can admire giant murals by local artist Fred Harrison.
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