After COVID forced a partly online, partly in person event last year the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns to full in person screenings.
The Toronto International Film Festival will also be taking place in a new venue, the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The theatre is on King St and situated in between festival venues the Princess of Wales Theater and Roy Thompson Hall. This venue boasts 1000 seats and an impressive legacy. Stars such as Mary Pickford, the Marx Brothers, Olivia de Havilland, Ingrid Bergman, Fanny Brice, Fred Astaire, Mae West, Orson Welles, and John Barrymore, among others.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto will return as venues this year.
“The city of Toronto is buzzing with excitement, as celebrations that make this city so unique return in full force. Restrictions have lifted, borders have opened up, and traveling back to Toronto has become much easier. As TIFF celebrates the full cinema experience, we are proud and overjoyed to be welcoming our audiences back. Film lovers can enjoy screenings of the most exciting new cinema from around the world in the heart of the city, including the newly announced Royal Alexandra Theatre, feel the hustle and bustle of Festival Street, and catch a glimpse of their favorite stars — but most of all they can immerse themselves back into that moviegoing experience Toronto audiences love.”
TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey’s statement
In terms of schedule the fourth annual TIFF Tribute Awards will take place on September 11. The festival itself runs from September 8-18.