It's a Weekend for Film! North By Northwest on 35mm Film! Scarborough + Jockey Open! So Much More!


35mm film returns to the Playhouse this weekend with Hitchcock's North By Northwest, along with new indie films like Canada's own, Scarborough! Plus, cult-classic screenings this week with Stephen King's Christine, a St. Paddy's Day screening of Leprechaun and Belle during March Break.

We spent a good chunk of the pandemic restoring two 35mm film projectors and this weekend they are being put to work! 

Get tickets to see North By Northwest on 35mm film!

Hitchcock's classic, North By Northwest arrives on March 12, 13, and 15! 

Love the depth of colour and texture of 35mm film? Don't miss these screenings! This film came all the way from Hollywood and will only be here for a limited time! 


The most-acclaimed Canadian film of the year, Scarborough arrives at the Playhouse, starting on Friday! 

Get tickets to see Scarborough here!

Nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards!


More new indie films open this weekend, with Jockey, starting on Saturday!

Get tickets to see Jockey here!

"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




A major cult-classic release is coming to the Playhouse, starting on March 18th with a new 4K restoration of Out of the Blue, Dennis Hopper's lost punk masterpiece. 

Get tickets to see Out of the Blue here!

"When a masterpiece comes along, people should see it." - Jack Nicholson radio spot for Out of the Blue in 1982


On March 19th, only! A midnight madness screening for the ages... David Lynch's breakthrough film that became an instant cult-classic, Eraserhead!

Get tickets to see Eraserhead here!

Love Lynch? We got you covered!

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See you at the movies this Friday! 


Part of our Hitchcock 'Selectrospective'.

New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) is pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way.

No screenings currently scheduled.


"Adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by Catherine Hernandez, Scarborough is an unflinching portrait of three low-income families struggling to endure within a system that’s set them up for failure." - TIFF

"Taking place over the span of a school year, Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson’s debut narrative feature follows three interwoven families fighting an uphill struggle against debt, addiction, and job insecurity.

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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.

No screenings currently scheduled.


"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.

No screenings currently scheduled.


"Colors and hearts explode in 'Belle,' and your head might too while watching this gorgeous anime." - New York Times

From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

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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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Stephen King Films Arrive at the Playhouse, Starting with the Horror Classic, Christine!

Welcome to the Stephen King Universe at the Playhouse... 

Gather with friends and family to see some of the best Stephen King adaptations on the big screen at the historic Playhouse Cinema! 

We're starting this series with John Carpenter's 1983 classic CHRISTINE in 4K!

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St. Patrick's Day at the Playhouse. "I want me gold!"

Dan O'Grady (Shay Duffin) steals 100 gold coins from a leprechaun (Warwick Davis) while on vacation in Ireland. The leprechaun follows him home, but Dan locks the murderous midget in a crate, held at bay by a four-leaf clover. Ten years later, J.D. Redding (John Sanderford) and his daughter, Tory (Jennifer Aniston), rent O'Grady's property for the summer.

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A 40th anniversary 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper's "Easy rider of the 80's"

Don Barnes (Hopper) is a truck driver in prison for drunkenly smashing his rig into a school bus. Linda Manz (“Days of Heaven”) plays CeBe, his daughter, a young teen rebel and outsider obsessed with Elvis and the Sex Pistols.

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A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events.

No screenings currently scheduled.


David Lynch's breakthrough film that became an instant cult-classic

“When David Lynch's Eraserhead was released in 1977, another of the '70s 'midnight movies' that won fanatical repeat audiences, it still stood apart. It had a mesmerizing look and soundtrack, bizarre images that rattled, upset and fascinated audiences. And still do.

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We are screening this classic of world cinema to fundraise for the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis. Very rarely screened, this is a beautiful, poetic film. Please come out and support!

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is considered to be the most internationally heralded Ukrainian film in history and a classic of Ukrainian magical realist cinema.

All ticket proceeds will go to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

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Pre-registration required! Sign up here!

FREE with non-perishable food donation to Hamilton Food Share.

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 in the grand comfort of the elegant Playhouse Cinema! 

Presented by Factory Media Centre & Dandelion Film Collective

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