Movie Times

Conveniently located on the Toronto subway line, the Empress Walk cinema is one of North York's most popular cinema destinations. Get the latest showtimes and movie information:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

PG, Drama, 107 min

Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), an investigative journalist for Esquire magazine, is less than pleased when he's given an assignment to write a short profile on Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), the beloved star of the children's television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Lloyd is dealing with his father Jerry (Chris Cooper), who abandoned Lloyd and their family when Lloyd's mother grew ill. Now elderly, Jerry wants back into Lloyd's life, but Lloyd still carries a lot of resentment.

On that note, Lloyd travels to Pittsburgh to meet Mr. Rogers, but at every turn, he's surprised by how empathetic the man is and how in tune he is to others' problems. Lloyd soon realizes he needs more than one short interview to write his piece, because there's so much more to Fred Rogers than he first thought. And what Lloyd finds will change his life forever.

Based on the 1998 Esquire magazine article titled Can You Say...Hero? by Tom Junod.

Fri
    12:55 4:50 7:40 10:25
Sat
    11:20AM 2:00 5:00 7:50 10:30
Sun
    12:35 4:50 7:40 10:25
Mon
    12:50 4:50 7:40 10:25
Tue
    12:55 4:50 7:40 10:25
Wed
    1:00 4:50 7:40 10:25
Thu
    1:00 4:40 7:40 10:25

A Christmas Story

PG, Family, 94 min

In the town of Hammond in the 1940s, Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), nine, just wants one thing for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB rifle. When he tells his mother what he wants, she replies with, "No, you'll shoot your eye out."

Ralphie even writes an essay about it at school, but his teacher gives him a C+ with a note saying, "You'll shoot your eye out." Next, when he visits Santa at the local department store, he asks for the gun, but Santa has the same response: "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

Ralphie fears that he'll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him.

  Canadian Connection: The majority of the film was shot in Ontario - in Toronto, Lindsay and St. Catharines. Several cast members are Canadian.

Sat
    10:10AM

Branagh Theatre: The Winter's Tale - Encore

169 min

Branagh Theatre: The Winter's Tale - Encore

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealously sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences… Following a hugely successful run at London’s Garrick Theatre and the record-breaking cinema broadcast, we are delighted to be bringing Kenneth Branagh’s award-winning production of The Winter’s Tale back to cinema screens for the 2019 festive season. Recorded live in 2015, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. The Winter’s Tale stars a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Sun
    12:30

Dark Waters

PG, Drama, 126 min

Big city corporate defense attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo), who defends chemical companies such as Dupont, is approached by Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp), a West Virginia farmer who has lost 190 cows. He insists their deaths are due to Dupont dumping chemical into Dry Run Creek, which they used as drinking water. Bilott knows Tennant's family because he used to visit his farm to ride horses when he was a boy, so he decides to take a trip to West Virginia to see firsthand what Tennant is talking about.

Apalled when he sees the graphic evidence on the farm, Bilott agrees to represent Tennant. However, that pits him against one of his law firm's biggest clients. He also wonders if the poisoned water killed so many cows, what is it doing to the people who live there? When he investigates, he discovers Dupont has been dumping chemicals into the water and knowingly — because the powerful company has conducted its own research — poisoning local residents for the last 40 years. When Bilott tries to expose the truth, his colleagues turn against him and he discovers his future, his family and his own life are being threatened.

Inspired by a true story.

Fri
    1:25 4:05 7:10 10:15
Sat
    12:40 4:00 7:10 10:15
Sun
    1:00 4:10 7:20 10:20
Mon
    1:10 4:10 7:10 10:15
Tue
    1:25 4:05 7:10 10:15
Wed
    1:20 4:50 7:10 10:15
Thu
    12:50 3:50 7:30 10:30

Elf

G, Comedy, 97 min

As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scrooge"-like father and a cynical ten-year-old stepbrother who doesn't believe in Santa. Worst of all, everyone seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But using his simple elf ways, Buddy sets out to single-handedly win over his family and save Christmas in New York, hoping to at last find his true place in the world.
Sat
    9:30AM

Ford v Ferrari

PG, Action/Adventure, 152 min

In the 1960s, in order to finally defeat perennial champion Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) give automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) an important assignment.

Determined to have a Ford car win the prestigious race, they have Shelby and a team of American engineers and designers build an entirely new automobile that will have the potential to finally win the race, with British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) at the wheel.

Based on a true story.

Fri
    1:40 3:20 6:50 9:40
Sat
    1:10 3:10 6:50 9:40
Sun
    1:20 3:05 6:30 10:00
Mon
    1:00 3:20 6:50 9:40
Tue
    1:40 3:20 6:50 9:40
Wed
    1:25 3:20 6:50 9:40
Thu
    1:20 3:30 6:55 9:40

Frozen II

G, Family, 104 min

In this sequel to the 2013 hit movie Frozen, when Elsa (Idina Menzel) hears a voice singing a haunting tune, she remembers back to when she and her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) were small, and their father (Alfred Molina) told them a story of an enchanted forest, which was home to the Northuldra tribe. Unable to get the voice out of her head, Elsa goes on a dangerous journey north to Ahtohallan to find out what happened in the past between the tribe and her people, as well as to find out the truth behind her powers.

Although Elsa feels the journey is too dangerous for anyone else, Anna insists on going with her. Olaf (Josh Gad) the snowman happily joins them, as does Sven the reindeer and a lovesick Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), who's trying to find the right moment to propose to Anna. However, the sisters and friends become separated in the dangerous forest and have to find their way back to each other, while uncovering the past and righting past wrongs.

Fri
    1:10 3:55
Sat
    1:00 3:50
Sun
    1:10 4:00
Mon
    1:15 3:55
Tue - Wed
    1:10 3:55
Thu
    1:10 4:10

Frozen II 3D

G, 104 min

In this sequel to the 2013 hit movie Frozen, Elsa (Idina Menzel) discovers that the past isn't what it seems. To discover the truth behind her powers, she must go on a dangerous journey north, into the unknown.

However, she's not alone. Her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) and their friends Olaf (Josh Gad) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) go with her on the journey, along with Sven the reindeer. Though her powers were once feared to be too much for this world, now it's hoped they'll be strong enough to save it.

Fri - Sat
    6:40 9:30
Sun
    6:50 9:35
Mon - Wed
    6:40 9:30
Thu
    7:10 9:50

Frozen II: The IMAX Experience

G, 104 min

In this sequel to the 2013 hit movie Frozen, Elsa (Idina Menzel) discovers that the past isn't what it seems. To discover the truth behind her powers, she must go on a dangerous journey north, into the unknown.

However, she's not alone. Her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) and their friends Olaf (Josh Gad) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) go with her on the journey, along with Sven the reindeer. Though her powers were once feared to be too much for this world, now it's hoped they'll be strong enough to save it.

The IMAX release of Frozen II will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Fri
    1:50 4:40 7:30 10:15
Sat
    11:30AM 2:10 4:50 7:30 10:15
Sun
    1:45 4:40 7:30 10:15
Mon - Wed
    2:00 4:40 7:30 10:15
Thu
    1:40

Gremlins

PG, Comedy, 106 min

A young boy receives a new "pet" for Christmas called a Mogwai. In order to take care of the furry creature, he must follow three very important rules: Never expose it to bright light (which will kill it), never get it wet (which will make it multiply) and never, ever feed it after midnight.

When the rules are unintentionally broken, it unleashes many of the mischievous monsters across the town.

Sat
    9:40AM

Jojo Rabbit

PG, Comedy, 108 min

During WWII, Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), an awkward 10-year-old boy, lives in Germany with his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson). As members of the Hitler Youth, Jojo and his friends have to learn war games and how to blow things up, but the kids aren't that adept and manage to stab themselves with the knives they're given and blow up buildings that are not meant to be blown up. When Jojo is asked to kill a rabbit but can't bring himself to do it, he earns himself the nickname "Jojo Rabbit."

Discouraged, Jojo seeks solace in his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), who does his best to encourage the boy, while telling him stories of his own awkward youth. Meanwhile, Jojo discovers that his mother is hiding Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), a teenage Jewish girl, in their home. Jojo doesn't know any Jews, but has heard they have horns and scales and hang from the rafters like bats. He decides not to tell the authorities, because he knows that would put his mother in danger, so instead he tries to find out all he can about Elsa, in order to gather information about Jews for the Nazis. As he does so, he has to endure Elsa's teasing, who makes quips such as, "Obviously we are demons who love money."

Fri
    12:45 5:05 7:50 10:30
Sat
    1:20 4:20 7:40 10:25
Sun
    12:20 5:05 7:50 10:30
Mon
    12:45 5:00 7:45 10:25
Tue - Thu
    12:45 5:00 7:50 10:30

Jumanji: The Next Level - An IMAX 3D Experience

Action/Adventure, 123 min

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. When teenagers Bethany (Madison Iseman), Martha (Morgan Turner) and Anthony a.k.a. "Fridge" (Ser'Darius Blain) find out Spencer (Alex Wolff) went back into the game on his own, they decide to go rescue him, but they're sucked into the game before they can choose their avatars. Once in Jumanji, they discover that nothing is as they expected it to be.

Spencer's grandfather (Danny DeVito) is now Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson). His friend Milo (Danny Glover) is now Moose (Kevin Hart), Fridge is Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) and Bethany is nowhere to be found. Only Martha is the same character — Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan). When they discover Bethany, it turns out her avatar is a horse, ridden by Alex (Nick Jonas), whom they met last time they played the game. Something seems to have gone very wrong — and they think the game is broken. Especially when they learn that not everyone will leave the game alive this time around.

Thu
    7:20 10:10

Jumanji: The Next Level - The IMAX Experience

123 min

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. When teenagers Bethany (Madison Iseman), Martha (Morgan Turner) and Anthony a.k.a. "Fridge" (Ser'Darius Blain) find out Spencer (Alex Wolff) went back into the game on his own, they decide to go rescue him, but they're sucked into the game before they can choose their avatars. Once in Jumanji, they discover that nothing is as they expected it to be.

Spencer's grandfather (Danny DeVito) is now Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson). His friend Milo (Danny Glover) is now Moose (Kevin Hart), Fridge is Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) and Bethany is nowhere to be found. Only Martha is the same character — Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan). When they discover Bethany, it turns out her avatar is a horse, ridden by Alex (Nick Jonas), whom they met last time they played the game. Something seems to have gone very wrong — and they think the game is broken. Especially when they learn that not everyone will leave the game alive this time around.

Thu
    4:30

Knives Out

PG, Comedy, 130 min

When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), the patriarch of an eccentric, combative family, dies during a family gathering to celebrate his 85th birthday, the family believes it was suicide. However, famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) suspects foul play. He joins forces with a member of the local police, Detective Lieutenant Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield), to investigate.

Detective Blanc asks the family members to remain at the home until the investigation is completed. However, his request is met with disbelief, anger and contempt as the family members turn on each other.

Fri
    1:35 3:45 7:00 10:10
Sat
    12:50 3:30 7:00 10:10
Sun
    12:40 3:50 7:00 10:10
Mon
    1:35 4:00 7:00 10:10
Tue - Wed
    1:35 3:45 7:00 10:10
Thu
    1:30 3:40 6:45 9:55

Last Christmas

PG, Romance, 102 min

This rom-com inspired by the classic Christmas tune of the same name by the music group Wham! revolves around Kate (Emilia Clarke), who has a job as an elf at a year-round Christmas store. While walking around the streets of London during Christmastime, the bad decisions she's made in her life tend to leave her glum, despite the beautiful displays and sounds of cheer. 

That is, until she bumps into Tom (Henry Golding), a happy-go-lucky guy who seems almost too good to be true. Despite being almost complete opposites, the two find themseves attracted to what makes them different, while Tom sees through the barriers Kate has put up. For the first time in a long while, Christmastime becomes one of joy for Kate. 

Fri
    12:45 5:10 7:55 10:30
Sat
    4:40 7:55 10:30
Sun
    7:50 9:45
Mon
    12:45 3:35 9:20
Tue
    12:45 5:10 7:55
Wed
    12:45 7:55 10:30
Thu
    5:20 7:55 10:30

Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

Concert, 180 min

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London's West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas and John Owen Jones. Now cinema audiences can experience a live broadcast of the musical phenomenon which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16 week season. Featuring a cast and orchestra of over 65 and including the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own this sensational staged concert is not to be missed - an absolute must-see for any fans of musical theatre or live event cinema.

Thu
    7:00

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

PG, Comedy, 97 min

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Sat
    9:50AM

Parasite

14A, Thriller, 133 min

The Kim family, including high school graduate Ki-woo (Choi Woo Shik) and his sister, Ki-jung (Park So Dam), live in a cramped apartment in a grubby part of Seoul with their father, Ki-taek (Song Kang Ho), and mother, Chung-sook (Chang Hyae Jin). Unable to get jobs, they make some money folding and assembling pizza boxes for a nearby restaurant. Despite being unqualified, Ki-woo gets a job as an English tutor for an upper class teenage girl, Park Da-hye (Ji-so Jung).

Ki-woo meets the Park family, who live in a gated mansion with a high-tech security system. Da-hye’s father, Dong-ik (Lee Sun Kyun) is a millionaire tech titan. Also living in the luxurious home are Da-hye's younger brother, Da-song (Jung Hyeon Jun) and her mother, Yeon-kyo (Cho Yeo Jeong). When Yeon-kyo tells Ki-woo that her son needs an art teacher, he tells her he knows someone. His sister quickly Googles all she needs to know to take on the position, and gets the job. The siblings keep their relationship a secret and soon, the entire Kim family is employed by the Parks, after getting rid of the current staff. When a former servant threatens to expose the Kims, things get violent.

Fri
    2:00 3:25 6:30 10:20
Sat
    12:10 3:20 6:30 10:20
Sun
    1:55 3:30 6:40 10:30
Mon - Thu
    1:50 3:25 6:30 10:20

The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful

14A, 106 min

The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful
Tue
    10:30

The Good Liar

14A, Drama, 109 min

Now in his eighties, career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) wants to pull off one more con, with a windfall comfortable enough to retire on. He can hardly believe his luck when he meets wealthy widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) on an internet dating site. Betty readily opens her home and life to him, but their relationship becomes more complicated than Roy could have ever anticipated.

Based on author Nicholas Searle's debut novel of the same name.

Fri
    1:20 4:30 7:20 10:05
Sat
    12:20 4:10 7:20 10:05
Sun
    4:20 7:10 9:55
Mon - Tue
    1:20 4:30 7:20 10:05
Wed
    12:50 4:30 7:20 10:05
Thu
    12:45 4:50

The Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute - Holiday Encore

121 min

A beloved holiday tradition continues as Mozart’s delightful fairy tale returns in the Met’s abridged, English-language version for families, perfect for younger audiences, with no intermission and a running time of two hours. Lothar Koenigs conducts a dynamic cast of standout Mozarteans in Julie Taymor’s magical production, an enduring Met classic with its eye-popping puppetry and stunning visuals.

Sat
    12:00
Mon
    6:30
Wed
    3:45

The Polar Express

G, Family, 92 min

A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's listening for a sound he's afraid he might never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight -- a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes. The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train's conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. "Well, are you coming?" the conductor asks. "Where?" "Why, to the North Pole, of course. This is the Polar Express!"

Based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.
Sat
    10:00AM