August 19-25: With 14 films on offer, it's a busy week at the Playhouse! New, classic and rarely screened!

The Clash's Rude Boy; 35mm screenings of GoodFellas, Terminator 2 and The Room; a new French comedy; 4K restoration of Three Colours RED and Texas Chainsaw Massacre; SHREK; Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris; Michael Mann's THIEF; classic anime, PAPRIKA; De Sica's BICYCLE THIEVES and a fundraiser screening of 9 to 5!

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Newly restored, and now uncut, don't miss The Clash's rarely screened 1980 film, RUDE BOY.  

Part fiction, part rockumentary, Rude Boy tells the story of a roadie working for the only band that matters: The Clash. Recorded during the band's early rise in 1978-1979, Rude Boy features the most frenetic live footage of The Clash ever recorded. 

Tickets going fast! Aug 20 & 22 only!


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GOODFELLAS in 35mm! See what some call Scorsese's finest film back on the big screen in a rare 35mm presentation this week!

Based on the bestselling biography, Henry Hill (the late Ray Liotta) is a small time gangster, who takes part in a violent robbery with two ambitious gangsters.

August 20 & 21 ONLY!


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New French Comedy opens Sunday!

MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I is a charming, sun-kissed French comedy starring Laure Calamy (“Call My Agent!”) as a schoolteacher who shadows her married lover on his family vacation in a National Park, accompanied by a protective donkey named Patrick.

"A gorgeous film set in Southern France that offers the perfect cinematic escapism." - Film Week, NPR

Tickets on sale now!


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Get out of my swamp...and into my theatre! SHREK plays two shows 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! Part of our Cracked Comedies series!

Aug 21 (mat) & 23 (eve)


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Don't miss the final installment of the Three Colours Trilogy! RED plays this weekend only!

"Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colours 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. Red is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers." - Janus Films

Remastered & on the big screen Aug 19-21!


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Get your fix of cult-classic THE ROOM, playing in 35mm on August 19!

Best experienced on the big screen and with friends, grab your spoons and come see THE ROOM in 35mm!

Get Your tickets here!


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Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders 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.

PARIS, TEXAS follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape all its own) as he tries to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski).

Two nights only: Aug 22 & 23!


Weekday matinees continue all week!

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Final showings this week!

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Paprika: final show Aug 20th 


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Thief:  final show Aug 19


We're nominated! If we're your favourite Movie Theatre in Hamilton please take a moment and give us a vote. Voting is open until Aug 22. 

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Thanks for the support!


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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NR

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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