Below is a list of the top and leading theatres in Hamilton. To help you find the theatres located near you in Hamilton, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Hamilton’s Best Theatres:
The top-rated theatres in Hamilton:
- Landmark Cinemas – the country’s second-largest motion picture theatre exhibition company.
- The Zoetic Company Ltd. – almost 100-year old theatre has a vintage style and features vanguard entertainment.
- Playhouse Cinema – the latest project from Princess Cinemas, one of Canada’s longest-running independent art-house cinemas.
- Westdale Theatre – an intimate cultural space for public performances and exhibitions, showcasing Canadian and world content.
- Theatre Aquarius – is dedicated to improving this region through the arts and embodies the qualities that define the community.
Acquired in December 2017 by Kinepolis Group NV, Landmark Cinemas is the country’s second-largest motion picture theatre exhibition company. From a single screen in 1965 to today, they continue to provide the perfect setting for the movie lovers to connect and share their love of movies at 46 theatres on 330 screens throughout Western Canada, Ontario and the Yukon Territory. They have multiple formats that include Premium Large Formats (PLF) brands like IMAX®, Extra, and Xtreme. They even have RealD 3D technology and in select locations, premium comfort of Full-Recliner Seating and with the added convenience of free reserved seating.
Movies, IMAX, Laser ultra, 3D, Private screenings, Events cinemas, etc.
Address: 2 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1A1
Phone: 905 526 8132
“This movie theater is hands down, the best. Prices are great, I love being able to pick my seats at home, and seats are so comfortable and spacious. I basically won’t go to any other theater.” – Teressa Ryan
The Zoetic Company Ltd.
The Zoetic is Hamilton’s Historic Theatre it is located near the edge of Hamilton Mountain, in the Concession Street district. This almost 100-year old theatre has a vintage style and features vanguard entertainment. They feature outstanding talent and shows in a beautiful social setting This theatre has been known by many different names in its almost-century as The Movie Palace, The Mountain, The York, or even The Lyceum. Today, it is reborn The Zoetic. A fully licensed establishment, serving beer, wine, and other fun drinks.
Movies, Private screenings, Events cinemas, etc.
Address: 526 Concession St, Hamilton, ON L8V 1A6
Phone: 905 902 5683
“It’s a wonderful change from the big box theatres – have quite enjoyed myself every time I’ve come here. Lovely staff, fun and interactive events, and the loot bags are adorable. Concession stand could use a few upgrades, but it wouldn’t deter me from coming back 🤘🏼”
Third on the list is Playhouse Cinema the latest project from Princess Cinemas, one of Canada’s longest-running independent art-house cinemas. The Princess had humble beginnings. In 1985, freshly graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Business program and with a love of film, John Tutt knew the corporate world was not for him. He and Chris Polci, a Laurier Film Studies grad, with a bank loan of $5000 embarked on bringing a repertory cinema to Kitchener-Waterloo.
To this day, John Tutt’s commitment to programming the best films from around the world is admired across the country. Without any public funding, grants, or tax dollars, the Princess has benefited solely from the region’s movie lovers, who support the Princess’s quality programming one movie ticket at a time.
Address: 177 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 6M8
Phone: 905 545 8888
“What an amazing place!! I feel like I’ve stepped back in time but still get to keep all the modern comforts. It’s so wonderful to have such a great rep theatre back in Hamilton (reminds me of all the time I spent at The Broadway Cinema years ago). Whoever does the programming really knows how to pick ‘em as there is always something interesting to see. Can’t wait to be able to buy my ticket and some popcorn and take a seat with other moviegoers to view some gem at the Playhouse. A true Hamilton treasure.” – Craig Foye
The Westdale screens art, independent films, and provides an intimate cultural space for public performances and exhibitions, showcasing Canadian and world content. The Westdale Theatre has been an important part of Westdale since it opened in 1935. It was the first theatre in Hamilton built expressly to show sound motion pictures. The theatre remained in operation until it was put up for sale in December of 2016.
The newly incorporated Westdale Cinema Group (WCG) submitted an offer to purchase the building that was accepted on January 27, 2017. The full purchase and restoration budget was raised in Hamilton, by Hamiltonians, both residents and the City of Hamilton. After over 18 months of restoration and modernization, the theatre reopened its doors on February 14th, 2019 as a cultural hub showcasing films, talks, music, performance, and special events.
Films, Talks, Music, Performance, and Special Events.
Address: 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4
Phone: 905 577 0074
“This is a special place. If you’re into movies: new old…it doesn’t matter…do yourself a favour and check this place out. It’s a beautiful building with amazing sound and video. A unique and amazingly fun place to visit to see a flick.” – Aaron Hobbs
Theatre Aquarius is recognized as a leader in Canadian theatre. It produces work of the highest quality, premieres new plays, develops the skills of professional artists, invests in youth and families, and contributes to the quality of life in this region. Theatre Aquarius is dedicated to improving this region through the arts and embodies the qualities that define the community: an appreciation for excellence, an appetite for diverse ideas, and a need to connect with one another.
Their vision is to provide a leadership role in this region that drives everything they do as they seek to create outstanding, accessible live theatre that entertains, challenges, and educates. Theatre Aquarius is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and proudly engages artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA) and stage technicians who are members of IATSE Locals 129 and 828.
Modern performing-arts center
Address: 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8
Phone: 905 522 7529
“Just saw bellyful. Always a wonderful experience at theatre Aquarius. They have such a positive attitude towards live its infectious. Every visit I leave with a smile. Actors, ushers, bartenders all makes for a great time everytime.” – Stephanie Cross