MOTHRA: Kaiju! @ The Revue

KAIJU! At the Revue!
Sponsored by The Beguiling Books & Art!
Wednesday, August 30, 6:45PM
Tickets $10-$13
Directed by Ishirô Honda

JAPAN 1961 101min. PG

The Beguiling’s monthly anime series goes live-action this month with Toho’s classic Mothra. Amidst a pantheon of fire-breathing dinosaurs, flying lizards and three-headed behemoths – not to mention their various robotic incarnations – who would think that one of the most enduring characters in Toho’s kaiju (“giant monster”) universe would be the colourful, Mother Earth-loving Mothra? We sure think so. Mothra marks a departure in both tone and colour of previous kaiju films. Gone is the dark, metaphorical havoc brought on by Godzilla’s nuclear stomping of Tokyo. While the irradiated subtext is still obvious and Mothra’s wrath ain’t a laughing matter, the film borders on comedic whimsy, as clumsy reporter hero Sen-Chan (Frankie Sakai) comes off as a buffoonish Lou Costello, and the miniature twins (played by the singing duo “The Peanuts”) are downright adorable. No wonder Mothra wants them back.

The Beguiling will be on site with a merch table, plus prizes to raffle off!

Presented in 2K. Dubbed English.

Special event. Admission $13 General, $10 Members, Seniors and Students. All membership benefits welcome.

Advance tickets available  HERE!


Sponsored by The Beguiling Books & Art!
Wednesday, July 26, 6:45PM
Tickets $10-$13
Directed by Shinichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura
Japan 2001 115min. 14A

The fan-favourite returns! A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it’s up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. “Honors the affectless beauty of the original anime art and maintains the outlaw boppiness of the series concept,” wrote Entertainment Weekly upon its release.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

The Beguiling will be on site with a merch table, plus prizes to raffle off!

Advanced tickets available HERE

Comic Shop Ladies’ Night at The Beguiling, Saturday July 22!

Comic Shop Ladies Night @ The Beguiling
Saturday, July 22nd, 7pm – 11pm
@ The Beguiling,  319 College St., Toronto
FREE! With a list of your five favourite female comic creators, or maybe five you feel warrant further reading. #CSLNTO

Summer is finally here and so is Comic Shop Ladies Night! Join us at The Beguiling for a special ladies night event in July with comics, coloring, door prizes, snacks, drinks, lotsa ladies and even more fun!

Comic Shop Ladies Night is back in full sun for Summer! This is a ladies only event* where you can embrace your geeky side, share your opinions on movies, TV shows and video games, and discover new comics, as well as new friends! So come spend the evening with other nerdy ladies in a casual environment, surrounded by three of the greatest things ever, comics, merch and food.

This Ladies Night will be held at the new Beguiling location on College St in downtown Toronto. The store has tons of comics, toys and merch and will be open for business all night with special sales just for Ladies Night attendees. We’ll also have amazing door prizes being raffled off all night!

As always, we’ll have a nerdy photo booth and our popular colouring table, so bring your pencils and imagination. Check out pics from past events and share your own using #CSLNTO!

Snacks and beverages will be provided. We’re also pleased to welcome back Muskoka Breweries as our wonderful drink sponsor! (If you’d like to bring snacks to share too that’d be just swell, just make sure we know what’s in them.)

So come on out and enjoy the nice weather chatting and snacking with other great geeky gals. First timers and serial attendees are all welcome, but don’t forget to RSVP get your name entered for the door prizes!

*This event is intended for all women and is emphatically queer and trans friendly! 

** While this location is accessible, we regret that there are not accessible washrooms. 

About The Beguiling 
Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Among the many accolades afforded the store, the most prestigious was the first-ever Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award for excellence in retailing.

CONTEST: Win Passes to see VALERIAN in an advance screening!

VALERIAN! Based on the French BD series ‘Valerian et Laureline’ and now a big-screen sci-fi blockbuster that’s getting surprisingly great reviews! Valerian is in theatres July 21st, but we’ve got advance passes to a special July 19th screening! Keep reading to figure out how you can get them…!


To enter to win one of 10 double-passes (good for 2 people!) to see VALERIAN on July 19th, all you need to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of, and send an email with your name, phone number, and “AND LAURELINE” in the subject line, to before Monday, July 17th, at 11am.  We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.


  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “AND LAURELINE” and must be sent to
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday July 17th, 2017, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received.

Good luck to all entrants!

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