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Monday, July 26, 2010

Lightbox developments

The film festival announced earlier this spring that the new Lightbox building will open its doors to the public on September 12, 2010 — here's a quick look back on its development...
  • Building
    • 1st level (over-height)
    • 2nd level (over-height)
      • Oliver & Bonacini’s Luma, an upscale/fine-dining restaurant, including the Blackberry Lounge bar
      • theatre #1 (capacity 550 w/balcony & 2 seat-boxes; 3-D + 70mm projection)
      • theatre #2 (capacity 350)
      • theatre #3 (capacity 250 w/piano for silent-film presentations)
      • green room
    • 3rd level (over-height; "learning floor")
      • master control room
      • theatre #4 (capacity 150)
      • theatre #5 (capacity 80; digital projection only; retractable seats)
      • Bell Blue Room lounge (cafe/bar for TIFF members)
      • 3 learning studios/education facilities
    • 4th level
      • reception + lounge
      • Canadian Film Gallery (opens TIFF@35; later Mary Pickford Collection)
      • Film Reference Library
      • Brian Linehan Foundation Research Room
      • study area, archives
    • 5th level
      • work areas, meeting rooms, offices
      • boardroom
      • internal screening room/theatre
    • 6th level (split/outdoors)
[Four of five cinemas have been built as a “box within a box”, isolating them acoustically from any outside noise.]


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PS. The UrbanToronto forum has covered the construction from the beginning... (with pictures)

PPS. Update: A tour of Lightbox + Lightbox tour, part 2! :-)

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