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Toronto Hotel Unveils Norman Jewison Cinema

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Toronto Hotel Unveils Norman Jewison Cinema
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(August 23, 2023 – Toronto, ON) The Hazelton Hotel, the only Forbes Five Star independent boutique hotel in Canada located in the heart of Yorkville, has unveiled plans to rename their state-of-the-art screening room as the Norman Jewison Cinema in celebration of the iconic Canadian filmmaker. Since opening its doors in 2007, the hotel has been a hub for the film and entertainment industry. With recent renovations and new DCP projection capabilities, the hotel remains the premier destination for exceptional cinematic experiences and events.

Today, The Hazelton Hotel confirms their continued commitment to cinematic arts and is honoured to recognize director Norman Jewison, whose films (which include Moonstruck, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof and In The Heat of the Night) have collectively received 46 nominations and won 12 Academy Awards®. The Norman Jewison Cinema aims to celebrate his many contributions to the film industry, including founding the Canadian Film Centre in 1988.

“I am pleased to have this beautiful cinema at The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto named in my honour. There is nothing better than watching a film on the big screen! I’d like to thank everyone at The Hazelton Hotel for this generous tribute” said Jewison of the recognition.

Norman Jewison, director,
Norman Jewison at the 2018 Canadian Film Centre annual barbecue. Photo © Ralph Lucas 2018. Used with permission.

The Norman Jewison Cinema will be officially unveiled on Monday, September 11 during the Toronto International Film Festival when The Hazelton Hotel hosts an exclusive private event. The hotel anticipates high-profile guests from the global film and entertainment industry and previous collaborators of Jewison’s to be in attendance.

“Norman is a national treasure that has always made Canada his home and yet had global success as one of the great directors of all time. He is beyond an inspiration and mentor
that has inspired some of the most iconic cinematic storytelling” said filmmaker Barry Avrich who facilitated the theatre naming.

“The Hazelton Hotel’s iconic cinema is an exquisite venue that offers an unparalleled experience which we firmly believe aligns with Norman Jewison’s legendary career” said Gaurav Dutta, General Manager at The Hazelton Hotel. “We are honoured to dedicate this one-of-a-kind cinema to such a distinguished filmmaker.”

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The Norman Jewison Cinema is a one-of-a-kind luxurious venue those looking to highlight
a private celebration in style and features:

25-seat private cinema.
Adjoining event space with a capacity of up to 50 guests, reception-style.
All-new DCP projection capabilities, Dolby® surround sound, and a stunning 300-inch screen with full soundproofing.
Culinary excellence, including tailored menus created by ONE Restaurant.

The Hazelton Hotel is Toronto’s first and only Forbes Five-Star independent luxury boutique hotel situated in Yorkville, Toronto– the epicenter of fashion, art and lifestyle in Canada. The hotel is an iconic landmark and the only member of The Leading Hotels of The World in the city.

SOURCE: The Hazelton Hotel