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:

Blair Witch

14A, Horror, 90 min

Two decades after the events of The Blair Witch Project, a college student named James (James Allen McCune) comes across a video on the Internet that was shot in the haunted Black Hills forest in Maryland. He believes one of the people in the video is his missing sister Heather, who disappeared with her camera crew while investigating the legend of the Blair Witch. He and his filmmaker girlfriend Lisa (Callie Hernandez), along with friends Peter (Brandon Scott) and Ashley (Corbin Reid), head for the woods to search for Heather.

As Lisa documents their journey, they are joined by Lane (Wes Robinson) and Talia (Valorie Curry), the odd pair who posted the original footage to YouTube and now act as the group's guides. However, it doesn't take long before the group begins to encounter events that are eerily similar to those that Heather and her film crew had previously encountered. James follows an ominous figure he thinks is his sister to a house in the woods, but his girlfriend doesn't think that it's his sister at all.

Thu
    4:50 7:15 9:55

Bridget Jones's Baby

14A, Comedy, 122 min

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) are no longer a couple. They broke up 10 years earlier and Bridget, now in her forties, is focusing on her job as a top news producer.

Bridget's co-worker Miranda (Sarah Solemani) drags her to a weekend music festival where she meets a charming American tech mogul named Jack (Patrick Dempsey) and sleeps with him. Not long after, Bridget runs into Mark at a wedding and discovers that he's going through a divorce — and he misses her as much as she misses him. They sleep together, but because their relationship didn't work the first time around, Bridget is reluctant to give it another go. When she finds out she's pregnant not long after, she's not sure which of the men is the father.

Thu
    4:10 7:10 10:05
Fri - Sun
    1:40 4:40 7:40 10:30
Mon - Wed
    4:20 7:20 10:10

Don't Breathe

14A, Horror, 86 min

A group of young people break into the homes of the wealthy to find things to steal. Some things they keep, some things they sell. One of the thieves, Alex (Dylan Minnette), has a father who owns a security company, so they target his customers because Alex knows how to bypass their security systems. He's joined by Rocky (Jane Levy) and Money (Daniel Zovatto).

Money finds out about a blind military veteran (Stephen Lang) who won a major settlement after his child's accidental death. He thinks the veteran, who lives alone, has stashed the cash in his house.

They sedate the veteran's Rottweiler before entering the house. However, things don't go as planned. Although blind, the veteran is not nearly as helpless as they thought he would be.

Thu
    4:40

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

PG, Action/Adventure, 127 min

When Jacob's (Asa Butterfield) grandfather is attacked, before he dies, he urges Jacob to go visit the home where he spent time as a young boy during WWII in Wales. Jacob is so traumatized that his parents take him to see a therapist, who agrees that Jacob should go to Wales for closure.

Once there, Jacob meets Emma (Ella Purnell), a resident of the home who takes him back in time to 1940 to meet the rest of the "peculiar children." He also meets Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), who takes care of the children and protects them from Hollows – creatures who kill people for their eyes. As Jacob gets to know the children, he realizes he has more in common with them than he thought.

Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

Fri - Sun
    3:45
Mon - Wed
    3:30

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 3D

PG, Action/Adventure, 127 min

When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) meets Emma (Ella Purnell), she takes him back in time to 1940 to an orphanage for "peculiar children." There, he meets children who have extraordinary gifts and peculiarities, including Millard (Cameron King), who is invisible; Bronwyn, who has incredible strength; and Claire, who has an extra mouth at the back of her head. When he’s introduced to Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), she says she's known of Jacob since he was born, because his grandfather once lived at the home.

She explains that she and the children live in a time loop. Years earlier, during WWII, a Nazi bomb obliterated the home, so within the time loop, on the day that happened, the bomb doesn't hit. She tells him of the “hollowgasts” – creatures who want to harm the children. Although Jacob doesn’t think he has anything in common with the children who live there, Miss Peregrine, who’s also known as “The Bird,” tells him he was born to protect them and makes him promise to look after them when she’s gone.

Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

Thu
    7:00 10:00
Fri - Sun
    12:50 7:10 10:05
Mon - Wed
    6:30 9:30

Queen of Katwe

PG, Drama, 124 min

Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) was three when her father died. When she was nine, Phiona's family, living in the poverty-stricken slums of rural Uganda, had to pull her out of school because of their financial situation.

Phiona sells maize in the street to try to scrape together some money for her family, which includes her two brothers, a sister, and her mother Harriet (Lupita Nyong'o). One day, Phiona and her oldest brother Brian (Martin Kabanza) meet a soccer player turned missionary named Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Instead of sports, he teaches them the art of chess.

Phiona is captivated as it is a game that can be played by anyone in the world, and requires everyday skills such as concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking. Robert soon realizes that Phiona has a special gift, especially when she starts winning against her own coach.

Based on a true story, and on the book The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers.

Fri - Sun
    1:30 4:30 7:30 10:25
Mon - Wed
    3:50 6:45 9:40

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: The Merchant of Venice

Comedy, 154 min

Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set up a challenge for her suitors, who are looking to have her hand in marriage. The winner will have the chance to marry her, but the losers will not only lose her hand in marriage — but much more.

In Venice, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to marry Portia. To get the money for his friend, Antonio takes out a loan from a moneylender called Shylock. The loan is planned to be repaid once Antonio’s ships return to the city, but if the ships fail to return and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will have to give Shylock a pound of his own flesh.

Sat
    12:30
Wed
    7:00

Snowden

14A, Thriller, 134 min

This politically-charged drama reveals the story of American Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the former CIA employee and NSA contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents to the press. What he revealed was that the U.S. government had been spying on its citizens to a greater extent than most people knew, including taping into their cell phones.

After deciding to expose the surveillance activities, Edward fled the country to seek asylum elsewhere, leaving his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills (Shailene Woodley) behind. His actions cost him his American passport and he had to go hide in Russia. Edward's scandal rocked the world and shocked Americans. He became the most wanted man in the world — considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others.

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

Storks

G, Family, 100 min

Head stork and boss Hunter (Kelsey Grammer) decides to stop delivering babies and start delivering packages instead for global internet giant Cornerstore. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl.

Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip (Katie Crown), the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Thu
    4:20
Fri - Sun
    4:50
Mon - Wed
    4:40

Storks 3D

G, Family, 100 min

Head stork and boss Hunter (Kelsey Grammer) decides to stop delivering babies and start delivering packages instead for global internet giant Cornerstore. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl.

Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip (Katie Crown), the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Thu
    7:20 9:45
Fri - Sun
    1:50 7:55 10:20
Mon - Wed
    7:30 9:55

Sully

PG, Drama, 96 min

American pilot Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) becomes a national hero when the plane he was flying was disabled after striking a flock of geese.

Shortly after taking off from New York's LaGuardia Airport, both engines were disabled and he quickly determined that landing in the Hudson River was his only option. He successfully glided the plane to a water landing, saving all of the 155 passengers and crew members on board.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Sully tells the story of how an ordinary American, whose work day began in a seemingly normal way, rose to the status of hero with unbridled courage and expertise in the face of panic and danger.

Thu
    4:30 7:40 10:10
Fri - Sun
    2:00 5:00 7:50 10:15
Mon - Tue
    4:50 7:40 10:00
Wed
    3:30 7:10 10:00

The Age of Shadows (Miljeong)

Drama, 139 min

Korean actors Song Kang-ho, Han Ji-min, and Gong Yoo headline this period thriller about an anti-Japanese independence organization called the Heroic Corps, who use violent means to achieve Korean independence.

The film is set in the 1920s, as Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang ho), a Korean working for the Japanese police, is sent as a double agent to infiltrate the band of freedom fighters during the Japanese occupation of Korea, and expose the Korean resistance's second-in-command, Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo).

To gather information on the group, Lee begins to bond with Kim, but after spending time with the rebel fighters, his mind is clouded with doubts about his dirty work for the occupying forces. When his allegiances shift, Lee's employers begin to suspect him.

Thu
    3:40 6:50 10:00
Fri - Sun
    12:40 3:50 7:00 10:10
Mon - Wed
    3:40 6:50 10:00

The Magnificent Seven

14A, Western, 133 min

In the Old West, the sleepy town of Rose Creek is plagued by savage outlaws led by Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). They burn down a church and slaughter many of the innocent civilians in order to drive them away from their parcels of land.

The widow (Haley Bennett) of one of the men they killed approaches Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) to ask for help. When he hears Bogue's name, Chisholm agrees and rounds up a group of six diverse men, including wise-cracking gambler Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), to take on the outlaws.

Thu
    3:30 6:30 9:35
Fri - Sun
    1:00 4:10 7:20 10:30
Mon - Wed
    4:00 7:00 10:05

The Magnificent Seven: The IMAX Experience

14A, Western, 133 min

In the Old West, the sleepy town of Rose Creek is plagued by savage outlaws, led by Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). They burn down a church and slaughter many of the innocent civilians.

The widow (Haley Bennett) of one of the men they killed approaches Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) to ask for help. He agrees and rounds up a group of six diverse men, including Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), to take on the outlaws.

Based on the 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, which was based on the Japanese film Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) by Akira Kurosawa.

Thu
    4:00