Theatre Doors

Lucky me!! Last week I was in Toronto visiting my son and his girl. To my great delight, the city was playing host to its International Film Festival (TIFF).

And I was gifted with a ticket!!

So, while everyone else was busy in their work lives, I made my way to the glorious Winter Garden Theatre to see ‘Collette’ (staring Kiera Knightly) in THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON!!!

And what a place to see a film!!!

Just a little over the top- in the nicest possible way.

I sat beside a woman who bragged she’d been coming to the Festival every year for the past 40 years. (I didn’t even know it was that old!). I confessed, in a very small voice, that this was my first.

By the time I’d emerged from this magical space back onto the hot, humid, busy, gritty Younge Street, I was hooked! Already planning my trip next September to coincide with TIFF. And this time I’ll do the research and take in more shows.

As for the film, Collette, I recommend it. A biopic, celebrating the life of France’s icon female writer. Watch for it! It’s coming!

Celebrating Thursday Doors!


16 thoughts on “Theatre Doors

  1. Manja Mexi Movie September 20, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Hi, Janet, can you please enter your link under the blue frog again? It doesn’t seem to work. I can’t edit it right now. thanks! Quite the occasion you’ve got for today. Excellent!

    • JanetRimmington September 20, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      I re-entered it through the blue frog link and it said “this entry has already been linked”?? ☹️

      • Manja Mexi Movie September 21, 2018 / 12:18 pm

        As I say below in a new comment, I’ve fixed it. No idea what happened.

  2. Linda September 20, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful theater! I already planned to see “Colette” so I really appreciated your thumbs-up on the movie.

  3. the eternal traveller September 21, 2018 / 8:44 am

    What a lovely treat and in such a gorgeous theatre. I remember walking past it one day when we were there. Humid and hot was certainly the best way to describe the weather then too.

  4. Manja Mexi Movie September 21, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I fixed the link now, it works! 🙂 What a place for a film festival! I always loved going to the film festival in my old city, Ljubljana in Slovenia, the one in Vienna and once to the one in Rome, but I’ve never seen such a glorious venue. Thank you! And I’ll be on a look-out for the film.

  5. Julie@frogpondfarm September 26, 2018 / 6:40 am

    Hey Janet .. what a super thing to do! And it sounds like you are now hooked 🙂 Love those doors ..

  6. dennyho October 7, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    This theatre is lovely, and reminds me of our local Paramount Theatre here in C’ville. Only in shape and grandeur are they similar,our Paramount does not have the mural paintings and hanging vines that yours boasts. It does look like a wonderful place to see the movie…and I did just see the advertisement for same. Looking forward to it!

    • JanetRimmington October 11, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      It’s a good strong movie. I hope you love it. 😊

  7. Dan Antion October 11, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    Ilove seeing theater doors – they always open to something.

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