Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Since opening in 1913, this Annex staple has changed its name, ownership, and design a bunch of times, but has always managed to keep its edge. Originally named Madison Picture Palace, the theater set itself apart by showing discount movies that had already premiered. Since 2012, it has functioned as the official space for the Hot Docs Film Festival, during which it is customary to see the street lined with eager documentary film enthusiasts. If hard-hitting and honest biopics are your thing, catch the Rocky Horror Picture Show screening that has held a monthly slot for over 20 years. Expect to see the cast of Excited Mental State performing in front of the 1975 flick, while cult fans shout call-back lines and toss props around.