With the official re-opening of Paradise Theatre this December (it was shuttered in 2009 with the closing of the Festival Cinemas chain), comes renewed hope: this beautifully restored building at the corner of Bloor and Westmoreland includes a multi-arts venue, full service resto and Bar Biltmore. It’s a stunner.

To celebrate, Paradise is screening Toronto Plays Itself – 17 films that showcase Toronto-set films. These include both older classics (Nobody Waved Goodbye, Goin’ Down the Road) and early works by celebrated Toronto filmmakers (Patricia Rozema, Don McKellar), to sleeper hit cult favourites (Outrageous!, The Silent Partner) and contemporary docs and features (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Take This Waltz, Dim the Fluorescents). Spanning 70 years of filmmaking, this series is bound to make you look back with nostalgia; and dream about what lies ahead. 

Find out more, and buy tickets here.