Dec 30-Jan 5 : John Lennon in Revival 69, Empire of Light, The Whale and more!

Dec 30 - Jan 5 at the Twin & Original



A great movie to watch New Year's Eve weekend! Dec 30 - Jan 2

"The second most important event in rock & roll history" was a one-day event held on September 12, 1969 at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. An incredible story of how the life-changing concert came together.


THE WHALE now playing at the Twin AND the Original!

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"Fraser, so good, takes what could be a joke, a flat tragedy, or even a lecture about weight and imbues it with gorgeous humanity." - New York Post

"The Whale makes waves in two ways: for Brendan Fraser’s astounding and incredibly compassionate portrayal of an obese man seeking redemption, and as an empathy test in a supremely cynical social-media landscape." - USA Today


Audiences love EMPIRE OF LIGHT and so did we! This is one of our favourite movies of the year. Don't miss it!

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"An engrossing, poignantly observed and beautifully acted drama about love, life and the fragile art of moviegoing" - Guardian

"Colman, her eyes darting between hope and devastation, is so lit-up and specific (and funny, a quality that doesn't seem to get mentioned enough) that she lifts nearly every scene." - Entertainment Weekly


Don't wait on these ones!




Just Announced! 


DAVID FRANCEY, Live On Stage at the Original. Thurs, Feb 9.

Tickets going fast. Get yours today!

Coming Soon!


EO: Jan 6 - 9


All That Breathes: Jan 7 - 9


Aftersun: Jan 10-12

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FILMS SHOWING at the Twin & Original Dec 30 - Jan 5

"The second most important event in rock & roll history" was a one-day event held on September 12, 1969 at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. An incredible story of how the life-changing concert came together.

REVIVAL69: The Concert That Rocked the World, is the remarkable, behind-the-scenes story of how a little known, but life-altering music festival came together — against all odds.

No screenings currently scheduled.


Nominated for Best Cinematography at The Academy Awards!

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes.

No screenings currently scheduled.


A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (Brendan Fraser), Actress in a Supporting Role (Hong Chau), and Makeup and Hairstyling! 

No screenings currently scheduled.


"All the actors are fun, but the two lead actors (sorry, I can’t resist) are so good they’re delicious." (Variety)

A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor (Ralph Fiennes); Best Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy)

No screenings currently scheduled.


Winner of the prestigious Audience Award at TIFF 2022, Steven Spielberg’s most personal film yet is based on the master director’s childhood passion for moviemaking, and the family dynamics that found their way into his work.

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Michelle Williams), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Judd Hirsch), and Best Director!

No screenings currently scheduled.


Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Farrell), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kerry Condon)

No screenings currently scheduled.

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An homage to Au Hasard Balthazar, EO explores a vision of modern Europe through a donkey's eyes.

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life's path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

No screenings currently scheduled.


"An assured, aching, vibrant debut by Wells, 'Aftersun' is a shattering remembrance of a father by his daughter." -

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.

No screenings currently scheduled.


Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi's apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the Black Kite.

Cannes & Sundance Film Festivals
Best Documentary 2022

No screenings currently scheduled.


"Some leave, some retrieve."

The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can't have children of their own. After an infant's mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own.

No screenings currently scheduled.

Sold out! We are thrilled to be welcoming back DAVID FRANCEY to the Original stage!

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star).

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as multiple Juno Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards. 

All Events: Admission by cash donation at door! 

Kitchener Waterloo's film festival, showcasing films from an equal balance of local, national, and international filmmakers. After 4 years of running on a strictly local-entry basis, this is our third year opening our unique festival to the world! Last year we SOLD OUT our drive-in style festival, so this year we're back inside at the lovely Princess Original! Supporting this festival directly supports artists, as all profits go directly into the pockets of the filmmakers featured.

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"An absolutely gorgeous, heartbreaking piece of work. One of the best films of the year." - Rolling Stone

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Bill Nighy) and Best Adapted Screen Play!

No screenings currently scheduled.


An all-star ensemble delivers some of the best performances of the year, in Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley’s fearless adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel.

WINNER for Oscars 2023 Best Adapted Screenplay! Nominated for Best Picture. 

No screenings currently scheduled.



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