Oct 15-21: TIFF '21 Best Doc Winner, The Rescue Opens! New Tom Petty Film Event; Classic Horror + AGH Film Fest!

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THE BEST DOCUMENTARY WINNER FROM TIFF 2021 opens this weekend! Playhouse Exclusive! The Rescue is the brand new documentary from the Oscar-winning team that showed us Alex Honnold's amazing climbing feat in Free Solo. This time, audiences get to see the greatest rescue mission ever caught live in the act. You will be amazed. See it on our big screen!

"The Rescue immerses the audience in a dangerous odyssey in which every second and every gulp of air counts. Don't forget to breathe." - POV Magazine

The Rescue chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

"A stunning documentary of bone-deep moral resonance and cinematic mastery that deserves to be experienced on the big screen." - Variety


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John Carpenter's The Thing is considered the best sci-fi horror ever made. That's exactly why we're screening it not once, but twice this weekend. Judge for yourself! Advance tickets on sale now.

These screenings are not only in the 'spirit of the season' but part of our on-going celebration of Italian composer, Ennio Morricone

"Ennio is one of the great composers, he was brilliant. He was like an X-ray composer. He brought out the theme of the movie [The Thing] that hadn't been thought of before." - John Carpenter


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This screening will put you in the mood for Halloween! Werner Herzog's 1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre will set the mood for this spooky time of year on Friday Oct 15.

"More an homage than a remake, Nosferatu the Vampyre keeps the spirit of the original while simultaneously feeling decidedly Herzog-esque in the best kind of way." - Variety 


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Music fans! We've got a very special, one-night-only screening coming up this week of Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free.

Never-before-seen footage and interviews provide insight into the creative spirit of the late, great rocker as he works on his seminal album "Wildflowers."

"There's nothing better than a life well-lived and documented for us all to celebrate. Mary Wharton lovingly brings Tom Petty's journey full circle and has picked up a new fan in the process" - EW


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We're always excited to bring you more films from Studio Ghibli, and this week we have The Secret World of Arrietty on the big screen! 

Visually lush, refreshingly free of family-friendly clatter, and anchored with soulful depth, The Secret World of Arrietty lives up to Studio Ghibli's quality reputation.

"[The film] pulses with feeling for childhood and nature and develops a surprising amount of suspense considering it takes place around a single suburban home." - Chicago Reader


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Lamb was a hit and we're holding it over for more screenings. A24 is known for its quality films, and Lamb is a perfect fit. If you're curious what "folk horror" looks like, don't miss it. It harkens to fairy tales and fables of yore.

"It's the sweetest, most touching waking nightmare you've ever experienced." - Rolling Stone


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Iconic horror films, on the way with Scream in 35mm, The Shining in 35mm, and Rocky Horror! Tickets are already selling fast! 


Also, don't forget the 12th Annual AGH Film Festival, which starts next week. Do check out their website for more information. Screenings at the Playhouse begin on Oct 18 and continue until Oct 24, including a special 35mm presentation of Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries.


ROCKY HORROR IS SELLING FAST. GET TICKETS NOW FOR OUR 3 SCREENINGS, Oct 29 - 31! 

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"The Rescue immerses the audience in a dangerous odyssey in which every second and every gulp of air counts. Don't forget to breathe." - POV Magazine

WINNER! BEST DOCUMENTARY, TIFF 2021. From the directors that brought audiences 'Free Solo', THE RESCUE chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

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"Ennio is one of the great composers, he was brilliant. He was like an X-ray composer. He brought out the theme of the movie that hadn't been thought of before." - John Carpenter

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims.

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Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Werner Herzog's Nosferatu nicely blends its director's sensibility with that of its inspiration. Klaus Kinski steps in for Max Schreck as the ghoulish Count Dracula, who journeys from Transylvania to the German hometown of Bruno Ganz and Isabelle Adjani.

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Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star.

Never-before-seen footage and interviews provide insight into the creative spirit of rocker Tom Petty as he works on his seminal album "Wildflowers."

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Visually lush, refreshingly free of family-friendly clatter, and anchored with soulful depth, The Secret World of Arrietty lives up to Studio Ghibli's reputation.

Studio Ghibli brings the best animated films to the big screen for a limited time! 

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Exclusive! From A24. Noomi Rapace adopts a uniquely strange baby in striking motherhood horror

Icelandic folktale on top, Nordic livestock horror on bottom. From the studio that brought audiences Hereditary and Midsommar.

"A dark and sinister folk-horror tale." - Variety

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"A teen in rural Quebec must decide her future by choosing one of three suitors, in Sébastien Pilote’s moving adaptation of Louis Hémon’s 1913 novel." - TIFF

In 1910, Maria Chapdelaine, a girl of seventeen, lives with her family on the banks of the Péribonka River north of Lac Saint-Jean. The Chapdelaines work tirelessly to push back the limits of the forest. In a home where even physical exhaustion cannot diminish the warmth of family life, Maria, strong and full of hope, finds herself faced with major dilemmas.

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Writer, Explorer, Public Speaker. In Person! Co-presented by Epic Books

Join professional explorer and #1 national best-selling author Adam Shoalts as he returns to tell us about his latest adventure and launch his brand new book, The Whisper on the Night Wind: The True History of a Wilderness Legend.

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Thurs Oct 21, 8pm. Presented on 35mm film, a special screening of this richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is one of Ingmar Bergman’s most widely acclaimed and influential films.

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Special Presentation in 35mm. All Work And No Play...

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Special presentation in 35mm! "A masterclass in horror cinema. Funny, scary, entertaining. You can't go wrong with Scream." - HorrorQueers

Back by popular demand!

The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody...

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"From the day of its first release in 1973, 'The Exorcist' was the greatest horror film ever made, and it remains so to this day." - Cinefantastique

"Strictly speaking this is not the director’s cut as most of the changes were made at the behest of writer/producer William Peter Blatty, who has fought for this version since 1973.  The running time now stands at a generous 128 minutes, for the story is slight - little girl starts acting crazy, mom gets desperate, and so calls in an expert - but Blatty was right to stand firm.

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"Made in 1968 on a hand‑to‑mouth budget by enthusiasts in Pittsburgh, this suitably grungy off‑Hollywood production became one of the most influential horror movies ever made. " - Empire

A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic.

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Louis Wain was many things during his incredible life: artist, inventor, entrepreneur and caretaker. After adopting a stray kitten, he went on to paint the extraordinary images of cats that made him world famous.

An eccentric artist (Benedict Cumberbatch) introduces Victorian London to the delights of cats, in Will Sharpe’s enlightening biopic.

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A filmmaking couple go to the island where Ingmar Bergman was inspired and find that the lines between reality and fiction start to blur.

A couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films.

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"Miyazaki's back, and still a force of nature. A weird, wonderful aquatic romp, Ponyo is also a meditation on the state of this blue planet. Catch it." - Empire Magazine

A heartwarming and deeply imaginative retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” from the dream triumvirate of Hayao Miyazaki, Pixar’s John Lasseter and Disney.

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Special Presentation. One night only!

On July 5th, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film.

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