1995 / 97 min. / 14A
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long

Black Gold: FRIDAY

The Royal’s newest screening series, BLACK GOLD, is back at it again, folx! Celebrating the best of black cinema and its screen idols from then ‘til now, our next screening really gets to the heart of what Black Gold is all about. Is it fun? Is it extra? Have its heroes had an undeniable impact on black culture, nevermind mainstream pop culture at large? All of these questions and more will be answered, several times over, when we come to you this April with FRIDAY.

If you’ve seen Friday, you need no introduction. If you haven’t seen it, first of all, remedy that immediately this April, and, second of all, you’ve probably already been unknowingly referencing it (“Bye, Felicia!”) because this movie has GIVEN so much. Friday’s continued influence on us is still being felt, and for good reason. It’s what happens between Thursday and Saturday, baby.

F. Gary Gray is, without a doubt, a certified Black Gold favourite – after his directorial debut with Friday, he went on to work on other mainstays of black cinema such as 1996’s queer camp classic, Set it Off, and 2015’s instant nostalgic hit, Straight Outta Compton. And with a script written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh? Chris Tucker in his first starring role? Do yourself a kindness and catch this one on the big screen.
This one goes out to anyone who’s ever had cereal and water for dinner.

Generously sponsored by Boosie Fade, Loveless Cafe & Bar, and Unlovable.


We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre in which you can reserve a head of time by calling! 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.
Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are up stairs

Upcoming Screenings:

None Currently Scheduled