Welcome back – Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is now open

The cinema has reopened to in-person screenings for the first time since March 2020! Click here to view their full schedule. Hot Docs recommends buying your tickets online and all seats are reserved-only.

Reopening Health & Safety Protocols

  • Vaccination: In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certification program all patrons, staff and volunteers will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter the Cinema. The only exemptions are for patrons under 12 years old accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, or patrons with medical exemptions (a doctor’s note must be provided). All patrons must show a government-issued identification with the name and date of birth matching the vaccination receipt upon arrival.
  • Mandatory mask wearing for all staff and visitors: All visitors must wear a mask that covers their mouth, chin and nose at all times until they are seated, at which time they may remove it to eat or drink.
  • Reduced seating
  • Assigned seat selection with buffering between parties.
  • Physical distancing protocols throughout the venue.
  • Hand sanitizing stations made available throughout the venue.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces prior to all screenings and throughout shifts.
  • Contact-free transactions are strongly encouraged. Purchase your tickets & select your seats online before the show. 
  • Symptom-Free Policy: If you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home. Hot Docs will gladly refund your tickets if you let them know in advance of your screening. Email boxoffice@hotdocs.ca.