Grab Tickets To See Cyrano, Opening Friday!

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Opening This Friday at the Twin! Cyrano! Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle.

Advance tickets are on-sale now to see Cyrano, get yours here.

"Cyrano has the distinction of being best musical of the 2021 season. It features quality music, strong acting, and a sense of passion for the material, all while giving it a modern feel, despite period trappings. It’s a tough mix to pull off, but especially during one standout musical number, it all comes together brilliantly.

"This is a musical take on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Here, it’s not an elongated nose that creates a barrier for Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage), it’s height. A noted wordsmith and soldier, Cyrano is respected by as many as he’s ignored by, but all that matters is his oldest friend Roxanne (Haley Bennett). He’s pined for her for years, but too conscious to put himself out there, he lets pride get the better of him and stays silent. When Roxanne comes to him one day to say she’s in love, his heart soars. However, it takes a tumble when she says it’s with the attractive and good-hearted soldier Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), whom she’s only seen but never spoken to. Convinced that he himself is unworthy, Cyrano helps young Christian woo her and win her heart through love letters that he pens for the young soldier.

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"As Cyrano helps the two fall deeper in love through his words, Roxanne tries to evade the courtship of the powerful De Guiche (Ben Mendelsohn). When the trio get a one-up on De Guiche, he responds by sending the men into battle. With their lives on the line, will Roxanne ever see either of them again? Plus, will Cyrano ever get over his pride and tell her how he feels, and if so, what would happen?

"Peter Dinklage is phenomenal here, delivering a career best turn. The same can be said for Haley Bennett, though Dinklage is the true star. He dazzles as Cyrano, allowing us to see his foolish pride equally alongside his winning charm and verbosity. It’s, for my money, the definitive interpretation of the character. Bennett makes Roxanne vibrant and strong, never once feeling like a simple damsel. The same goes for Kelvin Harrison Jr. and his way of making sure Christian is simple, but never a simpleton. All three showcase a good heart that leads the way. Supporting players, in addition to a scenery chewing but very fun Ben Mendelsohn, include Monica Dolan, Glen Hansard, Joshua James, Bashir Salahuddin, Ruth Sheen, and more.

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"Director Joe Wright manages to make this intimate in a way that never feels cheap. The film may be calling out for an epic feel, but Wright sees the emotions in Erica Schmidt‘s screenplay (adapting her own stage musical). Together, they get to the heart of the matter, though don’t be fooled, Wright still has some killer visuals here. The visual palate is fully compelling, courtesy of cinematographer Seamus McGarvey. The true star, however, are the songs, largely written by The National‘s Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner. The composed the simple yet effective score, while co-writing the tunes. By far, the best number is “Wherever I Fall” in the third act, but all of the numbers pair well with each other.

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"Cyrano is going to surprise a lot of folks now that it’s finally coming out. Not only is it vibrant when it could have been dry, it’s so good that it’s the best version of the story so far. It firmly places Cyrano de Bergerac alongside other classic love stories of our time. Plus, this film now has the distinction of being one of the titles that most deserved more awards attention. This movie should have been cited far more by Oscar. Alas. At least now you’ll, at long last, be able to enjoy it for yourself."

- Critic Joey Magidson, Award Radar 

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Watch the trailer for the Oscar Nominated Short Films here! 

Opens Friday! Get Tickets!
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"Not only is Cyrano vibrant... its so good that its the best version of the story so far. It firmly places Cyrano de Bergerac alongside other classic love stories of our time." - Awards Radar

Academy Award nominee for Best Costume Design

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COMING SOON TO THE PRINCESS

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When live music rocked Kitchener-Waterloo

Meet the directors & producers July 2nd & 3rd for the final screenings!

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The year's best animated shorts. For mature audiences only.

For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!

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For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!

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For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!

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"The kind of movie which reminds you just how beguiling top-tier cinema can be, Joachim Trier's 'The Worst Person in the World' is a triumph." - Awards Watch

Oscar nominated for Best Original Screenplay and International Film

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"Paul Thomas Anderson's sunniest movie yet, this San Fernando Valley palimpsest is so buoyant and bubbly, it practically floats off the screen." - Time Out

Nominated for 3 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay)

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

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"Note to Oscar: Make sure a best actress nomination happens for the blazing Penelope Cruz in this emotional powerhouse from director Pedro Almodovar about a Madrid photographer coping with an unplanned pregnancy and a tangled political past." - Peter Travers, ABC News

Oscar Nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Score

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Winner of the 2021 Golden Globe for Best International Feature. "A masterpiece." - Wall Street Journal

Nominated for 4 Oscars (Best Picture, Director, International Feature, Adapted Screenplay.)

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Sidney Poitier Remembered. "A groundbreaking work that manages to be both specific to the African-American experience and universal in its themes of hope, change, and upward mobility." - Screen Daily

Lorraine Hansberry’s immortal A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be performed on Broadway. Two years later, the production came to the screen, directed by Daniel Petrie.

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Halloween tradition!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is a magical phenomenon unlike anything ever before seen onscreen. Borrowing largely from cinema's horror conventions, the film begins as an innocent young couple is stranded at the home of a mad scientist who is building the perfect man. The castle is filled with a most bizarre group of characters who worship their master, Dr.

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New 4K restoration! Part of THEMUSEUM's UNZIPPED

Co-presented by THEMUSEUM as part of their major Rolling Stones exhibition, UNZIPPED.

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In-person Oscars are back!

Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

FREE with non-perishable food donation to Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

We also will be accepting cash donations for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation - Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.

Join us for a casual, come-as-you-are (or dress-to-the-nines, your choice!) evening celebrating the 94th Academy Awards®. Red carpet starts at 6:30pm.

Enjoy Hollywood's most glamourous night and celebrate the return of cinema!

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"An evocative study of American life on the fringes that unfolds alongside the grand mysticism of stallions. Clifton Collins Jr. delivers a haunting, profoundly poignant performance." - Harper's Bazaar

An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr.), hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker), who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years -- and injuries -- have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion.

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René Laloux's mesmerising psychedelic sci-fi animated feature won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and is a landmark of European animation.

This animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race.

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Traveling by train from Moscow to Murmansk, a Finnish student forms an unlikely friendship with a gruff Russian miner.

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger than life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.

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