As it cools down and a night at the movie theatre becomes a default plan for a Friday or Saturday night, Yonge and Eglinton is the place to go for two reasons: The Silver City at Yonge Eglinton Centre and the Canada Square the two movie theatres at Yonge and Eglinton.
The Silver City is everything you’d expect from a major multiplex: giant auditoriums, blockbuster titles, 3D screens and super expensive snacks. But the experience is worth the money, especially since they renovated the space.
On the other hand, Canada Square is a Yonge and Eglinton movie theatre staple. It’s been around for decades and has become synonymous with independent and foreign films you generally can’t see anywhere else in north Toronto. The theatres aren’t as modern or impressive as they are at the Sliver City, but this is reflected in the cost.
As dentists, we should probably be telling you to avoid buttery popcorn for a few reasons: the kernels get stuck between your teeth, the salt dries out your mouth, the fatty butter sits in your stomach and causes bad breath and the un-popped kernels are an excellent way to chip your teeth.
But who are we kidding? Movies aren’t the same without popcorn, so go nuts. Get a large, top it with extra butter. Enjoy yourself! But if you want to do something to counter the effect of the tub ‘o’ corn, forego the soft drink for a large water. It’s healthier. It’s less filling. It’ll wash away the butter and salt from the popcorn and it is gentler on your teeth.
This winter, we’re obviously excited about the new “Star Wars” movie. But the other one that has our interest piqued is “Ferdinand,” the story of a bull who’d rather smell the flowers than fight in the ring.
Happy movie night!