Aug 5-11: NEW! Helen Mirren & Jim Broadbent in THE DUKE; an explosive love story; a very British rom com; MAD GOD and more!

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The much-anticipated final movie of director Roger Michell has arrived and critics and audiences love it!

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly -- he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend.

Tickets selling fast! Get Yours Now!


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Opening this Friday at the Original!

ALI & AVA is a feelgood British love story about a couple who find each other in their 40s while emerging from the wreckage of failed relationships.

"A tender tale with two brilliant leads, and one of [director] Clio Barnard’s finest films to date." - Little White Lies

"A quiet study of its characters, Ali & Ava is a fresh take on rom-com narratives." - Globe and Mail

Princess Recommends ALI & AVA. Plays the Original for 5 shows this week only!


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“One of the year’s few awe-inspiring documentaries -- a visually ravishing record, a bustling adventure." —Wall Street Journal.

FIRE OF LOVE tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet, while simultaneously capturing the most explosive volcano imagery ever recorded.

“Spectacular... You have to see it in a theater to experience the enormity of it.” —FilmWeek (NPR)

Aug 6 - 8 ONLY. Don't miss it!


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New animated horror film, MAD GOD, opens Sunday!

Directed by Phil Tippett, the world's pre-eminent stop motion animator. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens.

"Mad God bursts and spews onto the scene in absolutely take-no-prisoners fashion and has steadily placed itself close to the top of the pile as one of the best movies of 2022." - Film Inquiry

Aug 7, 10-12 - Four shows only. Get tickets!


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Get out of my swamp... and into my theatre! SHREK plays TWO NIGHTS ONLY

Perfect for the whole family, or gather your friends and get ready to re-live your childhood! Don't miss your chance to see this fan favourite movie on the big screen! 

Aug 6 & 8


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Treat yourself to a matinee and settle in for the  50th anniversary screening of Lawrence of Arabia!

“In the power, sweep and realism of its story dealing with the legendary war hero, the picture has rarely been equalled. Add to this, the brilliance of its acting, most particularly Peter O'Toole, the excellence of David Lean's direction and the breathtakingly beautiful photography of the Sahara Desert and the film becomes a 'must.'" - Time Out

This big screen must-see plays Aug 7 & 9 only!


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Back on the big screen! Krzysztof Kieślowski's triumphant Three Colours Trilogy comes to the Playhouse in a new 4K restoration! BLUE plays one night only. See it on the big screen while you can!

In the first film of the Three Colours trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. Shot in sapphire tones and set to an extraordinary operatic score, BLUE is an overwhelming sensory experience.

One Night Only - Aug 11!


HELD-OVER due to popular demand!

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FILMS SHOWING Aug 5 - 11
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Director Roger Michell's final movie is a charming comedy/drama set in 1961 depicting the infamously true story of how Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington was stolen from the National Gallery by an unlikely thief.

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

In partnership with the House of Dior, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Ali and Ava, both lonely for different reasons, meet and sparks fly. Over a lunar month a deep connection begins to grow, despite the legacy of AVA’s past relationship, and ALI’s emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage.

Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia (6), the child of Ali's Slovakian tenants, whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava's warmth and kindness and Ava finds Ali's complexity and humor irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep connection begins to grow.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

“One of the year’s few awe-inspiring documentaries -- a visually ravishing record, a bustling adventure." —Wall Street Journal

Fire of Love tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet, while simultaneously capturing the most explosive volcano imagery ever recorded.

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

Digitally Restored Image and Sound in 2012.

A must see WIDE screen movie experience.

One of the Top Ten films of all time! - American Film Institure List.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"A one-of-a-kind movie that's so wide awake and sharp-edged it marks the arrival of a potentially major filmmaker." - Variety

Vengeance, the directorial debut from writer and star B.J. Novak ("The Office"), is a darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was hooking up with.

No screenings currently scheduled.

“There is a religious Hallelujah, but there are many other ones. When one looks at the world, there's only one thing to say, and it's Hallelujah. That's the way it is.” — Leonard Cohen

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testim

No screenings currently scheduled.

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The story of a tiny shell who searches for his long-lost family.

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow).

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"For animation and sci-fi fans with strong stomachs and adventurous tastes... MAD GOD is a must. There’s never been a movie quite like it: an unflinching tour through the darkest recesses of a brilliant artist’s mind." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Phil Tippett, the world's pre-eminent stop motion animator. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens.

No screenings currently scheduled.

"In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Beloved blockbuster hit Everything Everywhere All At Once returns to cinemas in a brand-new extended edition! Includes eight minutes of additional footage and a pre-recorded intro from directing duo Daniels.

Beloved blockbuster hit Everything Everywhere All At Once brand-new extended edition! Includes eight minutes of additional footage and a pre-recorded intro from directing duo Daniels.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Seeking true love. Conditionally.

When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London's most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name "Paprika," is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people's minds.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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The Three Colours Trilogy Gets a New 4k Restoration

"The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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New Uncut Restoration

Featuring some of the best In Concert Live footage of The Clash during their 1978 'Sort It out' tour

No screenings currently scheduled.

Coming Soon!

A bitingly funny coming-of-age story of a teenage cartoonist who rejects the comforts of his suburban life in a misguided quest for soul.

A teenage cartoonist rejects the comforts of his suburban life and leaves home, finding an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace, a former low-level comic artist.


"A fresh and uncompromising feature debut for The Squid and the Whale star turned director Owen Kline." - Hollywood Reporter

No screenings currently scheduled.

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The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

No screenings currently scheduled.

 

One Night Only. Sept 29th at the Twin. Get tickets!

Co-sponsored by Grand River Rocks.

Since 1987, the Princess has been presenting the Banff Mountain Film festival to adventuresome, active and interested audiences. Expect a varied collection of new topical short films which highlight the history, the adventure, and the environment of the mountain experience, from around the world. Get tickets fast as this event sells out each year.

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We Cannot Win, But We Must Not Lose

Inspired by Canuck WWI flying ace Billy Bishop, two young soldiers crash the front lines in August 1918. With the Allies detained, their platoon must desperately hold out alongside legendary Anishnaabe sniper, Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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