August 12-18: Ali & Ava; Mrs Harris Goes to Paris; new 4K remaster of Apocalypse Now and more!

We have a wonderful week ahead with the new feelgood British romance, ALI & AVA; weekday matinees of the fashionable hit, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris; some old-school big chills with The Black Phone; psychological anime PAPRIKA; newly remastered APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT in 4K; a tribute to James Caan with Michael Mann's debut film (1981) THIEF; and continued screenings of THE DUKE, with Helen Mirren & Jim Broadbent!

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Opening this Friday!

Set in Yorkshire, 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

Tickets on sale now! 


Just Added! MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS

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Don't miss this delightful summer hit that audiences love! Plays in daily weekday matinees starting Monday!

Starts Monday Aug 15. Showtimes here!


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Four shows only!  A new horror with an old-school vibe, The Black Phone stars Ethan Hawke, based on the short story by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son.)

"...a feature-length nightmare full of ghostly kids, scares, and a trio of unforgettable performances.” - Bloody Disgusting

Aug 14-15, 17-18. Check it out!


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The final feature directed by anime legend Satoshi Kon is a dazzling tour through the Unconscious that takes the genre to new heights of imagination. 

"Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) is an anime director with a lot to say - an engineer of delirious, dizzy trips through the psyche, but a spiky, tough social critic too. Whether you're an anime fiend or an inquisitive filmgoer, for 90 minutes, PAPRIKA continually makes you see things in a new light. How often do you get to say that about a film?" - Alex Naylor (The Guardian)

See it on the big screen! Aug 17 & 20 only!


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Join us for the rarely screened THIEF, in celebration of the life of actor James Caan.

Director Michael Mann's stunning debut feature stars James Caan as the professional thief of the title, a man whose desire for domestic tranquility clashes with his obligations in the underworld. Featuring a cast of standout supporting performances (Tuesday Weld, Jim Belushi, Willie Nelson, actual thieves served as technical consultants on the film, supplying an array of tools used in real heists.

Two Shows Only. Aug 18 & 19!


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APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT returns to the big screen in a 4K restoration from the original negative with remastered sound. Don't miss it! Francis Ford Coppola calls this his "definitive cut."

Two shows only. Aug 13 & 16!


Rated 97% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes, see THE DUKE! Playing all week! 

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We have a great selection of new releases, classics and special 35mm presentations in August! 

Pick up a copy of our August Calendar at the Playhouse, or click here to download a copy so you don't miss out!

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NR

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

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.

14A

“Apocalypse Now is a movie that drove Coppola to the brink of both financial ruin and actual madness. Its first release was two-and-a-half hours, an overwhelming psychedelic horror vision of will and inhumanity.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

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.

14A

Never talk to strangers

Finney, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer's previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

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.

R

Michael Mann's first film! An ace safe cracker wants to do one last big heist for the mob before going straight.

Director Michael Mann's stunning debut feature stars James Caan as the professional thief of the title, a man whose desire for domestic tranquility clashes with his obligations in the underworld. Featuring a cast of standout supporting performances, with Jim Belushi as Caan's partner, Willie Nelson as his mentor and Robert Prosky as the deadly boss he has to please.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

The Three Colours Trilogy Gets a New 4k Restoration

"Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life dramatically intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Based on the true life of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in the New York Mafia. As Henry Hill grows up, he progresses from running errands for the local Mafia to become a fully-fledged member of the gang. Henry is half-Italian, half-Irish and as such will never be accepted into the higher echelons of the Mafia as a 'name'.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

"To make a movie so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitiously Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent." - The Guardian

“Tommy Wiseau’s The Room may be the first true successor to the Rocky Horror throne.  Wiseau's Johnny is the noblest of boyfriends and most capable of lovers. But none of that satisfies his fiancée Lisa, a wicked Jezebel whose boredom with Johnny manifests in a brazen affair with his best friend.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

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.

PG

A schoolteacher crashes her married lover's family vacation and befriends a donkey named Patrick.

 

Antoinette, a schoolteacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holiday with her married lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When she learns that Vladimir has to cancel because his wife organized a surprise hiking vacation, Antoinette decides to follow their tracks, accompanied by a protective donkey named Patrick.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

40th Anniversary! "Paris, Texas is a landmark work in every sense: understated, powerful, sublime." - L.A. Weekly

New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (WINGS OF DESIRE) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in PARIS, TEXAS, a profoundly moving character study written by the late Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard.

No screenings currently scheduled.

G

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.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

Hasta la Vista, Baby.

In this sequel set eleven years after "The Terminator," young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a Terminator sent from the future to kill him. Another Terminator, the revamped T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), has been sent back to protect the boy.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

"Time has not dimmed the shock value of this seminal classic from director Tobe Hooper that's based on the same real-life case that inspired Psycho." - Radio Times

Brand new 4K restoration with a new 7.1 surround sound mix!

Sally, Franklin and their three friends run out of gas while driving to their grandfather's house. One by one they are tormented and killed by a chainsaw-wielding killer and his psychopathic family.


"The most purely horrifying horror movie ever made." - Empire

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

Proceeds from this screening will help raise early literacy rates of children in our neighbourhood!

Presented in partnership with the Eva Rothwell Centre and Dolly Partons Imagination Library.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for his work, is stolen.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.

THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by illegal settlers and an association of nonnative farmers in the Brazilian Amazon.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

A love triangle story about a woman caught between two men, her long-time partner and his best friend, her former lover.

Juliette Binoche is Sara, a woman whose life spirals out of control when she becomes involved in a passionate love triangle. From acclaimed writer-director Claire Denis.

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

"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.

PG

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall).

No screenings currently scheduled.

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