Recently rechristened the ScotiaBank Theatre, The Paramount (I'll always call it The Paramount) is a large, modern multiplex located a block south of Queen Street at the corner of John and Richmond. The Paramount sits at the southwestern-most point of the festival area, making it a long walk (and even a relatively long subway ride) from theaters on the north end of downtown, The Cumberland and The Varsity. Allow at least a half hour between screenings if you have to make that trip.
Typically, theaters 1-4 are devoted exclusively to TIFF films throughout the festival. Each features stadium seating and massive screens. The roomy, upstairs lobby offers a wide variety of food and drink choices, including better-than-average coffee. More than once I've arranged my schedule so as to spend the entire day at The Paramount. It's my favorite festival venue.
Subway Stop: Osgoode (walk one block south and two blocks west)
Rush & Ticket-Holder Lines: Form outside of the theater along Richmond Street
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