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:

Ad Astra: The IMAX Experience

Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 122 min

U.S. Army Corps engineer and astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) embarks on a search across the galaxy for his long-lost scientist father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), who didn't return from a mission to find alien life 20 years earlier.

Despite having been declared dead many years ago, Clifford is found and his reappearance appears to be connected to a series of mysterious explosions and a top-secret military project. As Roy makes his way across a series of increasingly dangerous outposts on the Moon and Mars, forces converge to stop him from finding answers to his father's failed mission, while another impending explosion threatens to destroy life as we know it.

Thu
    7:20 10:15

Angel Has Fallen

14A, Action/Adventure, 120 min

During an assigned fishing trip with President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is promoted to Director of the Secret Service. During the same fishing trip, drones suddenly appear in the sky, dropping bombs on the security detail on shore. Banning saves Trumbull's life by telling him to dive deep into the water, before the boat he's on is blown up.

The news quickly leaks to the media that an assassination attempt has been made on the President of the United States. Banning winds up in the hospital, where he's handcuffed and told he's under arrest for orchestrating the attempt. Unable to convince anyone that he's being set up, Banning goes on the run to prove his innocence. He tracks down his reclusive father (Nick Nolte) to ask for help in his mission to find the real culprits behind the assassination attempt and to save Trumbull from them.

Mon - Wed
    1:20 4:30 7:20 10:15
Thu
    1:40 4:40 7:30 10:25

Brittany Runs a Marathon

14A, Comedy, 103 min

At 27, New Yorker Brittany Forgler (Jillian Bell) is a partier who knows how to have a good time. However, when her late nights and alcohol consumption begin to catch up to her, she goes to a doctor looking to score some Adderall to help her keep up her unhealthy ways. Instead, the doctor suggests she start exercising and drop 55 pounds if she doesn't want to keep on being obese, warning her that her inactivity and extra weight will cause health problems in the near future.

Brittany decides to join a gym, but when she discovers how much gym fees are, she chooses to start running instead, because it doesn't cost anything. Brittany laces up her shoes and discovers all she can run is one block. However, the next day she runs two blocks—soon she finds she can run a mile. With renewed confidence in herself, Brittany sets her sights on an inspirational new goal: to run the New York City Marathon.

Mon - Wed
    1:40 5:10 7:45 10:20
Thu
    12:55 5:00 7:45 10:30

Downton Abbey

PG, 122 min

A big screen adaptation of the television series about the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English castle.

It's now 1927 and the Lord and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern) receive word that the King and Queen of England are coming to visit Downton Abbey. The servants begin polishing and cleaning every surface in anticipation of the royal visit, while Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) returns to Downton Abbey with her daughter Marigold, and her husband, Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton).

However, when Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) feels that Thomas (Robert James-Collier) is unprepared to handle the job of Head Butler during the royal visit, she goes to find their retired butler Carson (Jim Carter), to convince him to return to service at Downton Abbey.

Thu
    7:10 10:05

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

PG, Action/Adventure, 136 min

A spinoff of the Fast & Furious franchise, this standalone film sees Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw.

After a cyber-genetically enhanced super soldier and anarchist named Brixton Lorr (Idris Elba) ambushes and kills the MI6 team led by Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby) that was tasked with recovering a potential bio-weapon, Hattie injects herself with the pathogen to prevent it from falling into Brixton's hands. Infected, she goes on the run from Brixton to find an antidote before it kills her and wipes out a large part of the world's population.

American Diplomatic Security Services agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Hattie's estranged brother, British rogue agent Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) are each dispatched to find her and bring her in. Sworn enemies, the two reluctantly partner up to save Hattie and the world when it becomes clear that neither of them can stop Brixton alone.

Mon - Wed
    1:15 4:20 7:30 10:35
Thu
    1:15 4:20

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Documentary, 92 min

Taking a look at one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof. It's revealed that one of the first reviews when the show opened in 1964 stated that there were no memorable songs. Obviously, that was not the case, as many of the tunes have become classics and were recorded by artists such as Eydie Gormé, Gwen Stefani and more. Actor Austin Pendleton, who played Motel in the original Broadway cast alongside Zero Mostel in the starring role of Tevye, reveals that he worried he'd be out of a job soon. However, the production went on to become the first Broadway musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances—it had the distinction of being the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years before its record was surpassed by Grease.

Fiddler on the Roof also won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was made into a feature film in 1971 starring Topol as Tevye, with the film version winning three Oscars. We get a look at how the musical evolved, based on a series of stories by Sholem Aleichem, but learn it was also influenced by life in early 1960s New York, when "tradition"—such a huge theme of the musical, was on the wane, with religion evolving and gender roles, sexuality, and race relations going through massive changes.

Mon - Wed
    1:00 4:15 6:50 10:35
Thu
    12:55 4:30 6:50 10:35

Hustlers

14A, Drama, 110 min

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article "The Hustlers at Scores," Hustlers follows a crew of savvy strippers who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Starting in 2007, we meet experienced exotic dancer Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) and newcomer Destiny (Constance Wu). Ramona takes Destiny under her wing and introduces her to the life of an exotic dancer, showing her how the game works. She also learns that the group of strippers she's become a part of not only dance, but hustle their way into the pockets of their wealthy clients.

However, after the 2008 Wall Street crash, attendance at the club drops off and the dancers struggle to earn money. They devise a scam to coerce potential clubgoers to spend huge amounts of money at the club, with the women getting a large cut of the profits. But this scheme doesn't work well in the long run.

Mon - Wed
    1:10 5:05 7:50 10:30
Thu
    1:30 4:10 7:40 10:20

IT: Chapter Two

14A, Horror, 169 min

It's been 27 years since shape-shifting predator Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) terrorized the Losers' Club. The now-adults have moved on from Derry, Maine: Richie (Bill Hader) has become a stand-up comic, Bill (James McAvoy) is a successful novelist in Hollywood, Ben (Jay Ryan) is now a wealthy architect, Stanley (Andy Bean) is a troubled accountant, Bev is in an abusive relationship with her husband and Eddie (James Ransone) is in risk assessment. Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) is the only one of the group who stayed in Derry, while the others moved on with their lives.

When Pennywise mysteriously returns to the little town of Derry, Mike calls each one of the Losers back to Derry. When they were young, they'd made a blood oath that if Pennywise would return, they would too, to put a stop to him. However, they have all suppressed the supernatural horror they experienced as kids. They first have to remember their childhood before attempting to face Pennywise, who is now more menacing than ever.

Mon - Wed
    1:50 3:20 6:00 7:00 9:15 9:45
Thu
    1:20 1:50 3:20 6:00 7:00 9:10 9:40

IT: Chapter Two - The IMAX Experience

14A, 169 min

Almost 30 years after they were terrorized by the shape-shifting predator Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), the members of the Losers' Club are all grown. When they get together, they discuss how they never stopped Pennywise from his evil deeds. They agree they have do something about the oath they once made to stop him if he ever returned.

Mon - Wed
    2:30 6:30 10:15
Thu
    2:30

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

14A, Comedy, 161 min

In 1969 Los Angeles, once-famous TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) finds out it’s much harder to make the transition to film than he thought, and now finds himself struggling to maintain any career at all.

Just as he begins contemplating a move to Italy with his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) to take part in the growing world of Spaghetti Westerns, he moves next door to actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), right around the time of the infamous Charles Manson murders.

Mon - Wed
    1:30 3:10 6:40 10:10
Thu
    1:00 4:30

Rambo: Last Blood

Action/Adventure, 89 min

John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.

A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series.

Thu
    8:00 10:35

The Goldfinch

14A, Drama, 149 min

During a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see an exhibition of Dutch masterpieces, Theodore "Theo" Decker (Oakes Fegley), 13, loses his beloved mother when a terrorist bomb goes off. In the panic, the boy stuffs a small painting titled The Goldfinch, which is one of his mother's favorites, into his school bag in order to keep it safe.

He's taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family, the Barbours (Nicole Kidman, Boyd Gaines), in New York City. However, when his deadbeat father, Larry (Luke Wilson), and his new girlfriend, Xandra (Sarah Paulson) show up, Theo is whisked away to Las Vegas. With little supervision, Theo starts drinking and taking drugs.

Years later, an adult Theo (Ansel Elgort), now back in New York, finds someone is threatening to ruin him if he doesn't hand over the painting, which he has hidden in a storage locker to keep it away from people who would take it for personal gain.

Based on the novel of the same name by American author Donna Tartt.

Mon - Wed
    1:45 3:50 7:10 10:30
Thu
    1:10 3:30 6:50 10:10