July 19-25: The Fall of the American Empire, Stratford Festival Grand Prize winners

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This upcoming week our $5 summer matinee is A Dog's Journey. New matinee titles (for the following week) are posted on our website calendar every Tuesday.

This week we premiere the latest film from one of Canada's greatest directors, Denys Arcand (Jesus of Montreal). The Fall of the American Empire is an audience-pleasing crime caper that explores the downfall of society with Arcand's characteristic wit. Also screening this week are several iconic films that must be seen on the big screen: Midnight Cowboy (50th anniversary); Saturday Night Fever (you should be dancin'!) & West Side Story. We have the hilarious cult classic Shaun of the Dead for one night only on Sunday; a popular documentary about the man who inspired the Group of 7, and for those who enjoy the golden nectar from Scotland, we have partnered with Capitol Bar to present Scotch: A Golden Dream.

Now to announce the Grand Prize winners of our Stratford Festival contest. The Grand Prizes include 2 tickets to see the Stratford production(s), a t-shirt, magnet, pen, pin, tote bag and mug (or water bottle).

The winners of The Neverending Story Grand Prizes are Amanda Hyde and Shawn Cuthill

The winners of the Little Shop of Horrors Grand Prizes are Sarah Stevenson and Christal Zhou.

Congratulations! Please pick up your prizes at the Playhouse anytime during operating hours. Thanks everyone for playing and a BIG thanks to the Stratford Festival for their generosity!

18A

"The Fall of the American Empire is like an economics class taught by Georges Simenon or Elmore Leonard. Denys Arcand has made a great, violent, socially relevant crime caper film." - Boston Herald

“Charged with alternating currents of droll wit, sardonic cynicism, and socialist-tinged idealism, writer-director Denys Arcand’s The Fall of the American Empire is a richly amusing rumination on the excesses and amorality of capitalism.

No screenings currently scheduled.

G

Summer Weekday Family Matinees! All seats $5

July 29-Aug 1. All seats $5. Tickets on sale at the door. With Katie (Ellie Kemper) now married and raising a child, Max's (Patton Oswalt) family has grown even larger, and so have his fears. With the responsibility of protecting his new charge, the stress and anxiety begin to weigh in on Max.

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

"A star is born? More like a supernova." - Time Out

“On parole, working-class Glaswegian single mum Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is desperate to kickstart her dream of making it in Nashville, whatever the cost to family and friends. Country music, proclaims the gobby singer, is ‘three chords and the truth’ – a mantra she’s had tattooed on her arm.

No screenings currently scheduled.

R

50th Anniversary of this landmark film! " I cannot recall a more marvelous pair of acting performances in any one film. " - Gene Siskell, Chicago Tribune

“Midnight Cowboy stars Jon Voight as Joe Buck: tall, tanned and beautiful but he’s a man with no one, passing through the script of a wretched life.

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

Music Mondays (encore Saturdays!)

“West Side Story is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden and violent musical. Screen takes on a new dimension in this powerful and sometimes fascinating translation of the Broadway musical to the greater scope of motion pictures.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

Music Mondays (encore Saturdays!)

Saturday Night Fever' has become something of a joke, but John Badham's film deserves better than that. Away from the flashing lights of the discotheque, this is dark stuff, littered with racism, violence, date rape and salty dialogue. Lose the dancing, and you could be forgiven for thinking you were watching a Ken Loach movie.

No screenings currently scheduled.

STC

“West Wind is a documentary on the life, art and death of perhaps Canada's most famous painter, Tom Thompson. It's a lovely piece of work from two of the country's most esteemed documentarians, Peter Raymont ( Shake Hands with the Devil) and Michèle Hozer ( Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould).

No screenings currently scheduled.

18A

"For everyone who likes good acting and great writing, it's a bloody fun time and a wonderful display of how parody should be done." - Detroit Times

“In the London of Shaun Of The Dead, dead-eyed city-dwellers shamble through the streets. Their glazed eyes suggest no purpose beyond mindless repetition. Eventually, some of them even turn into zombies.

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

Family Summer Weekday Matinees! All seats $5

July 22-25. (No matinee on July 26) All seats $5. Tickets on sale at the door. Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm with Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan's wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby granddaughter, CJ.

No screenings currently scheduled.

NR

"All Is True is just what you would want for a Shakespeare biopic directed by Kenneth Branagh - it's touching and impeccably well-acted, with great turns from the director and on-screen wife Judi Dench." - Daily Mirror (UK)

"When it comes to Shakespeare movies, you know you’re in good hands with Kenneth Branagh. In All Is True, the British actor and director does double duty in front of and behind the camera, speculating about the Bard’s bittersweet final years. This handsome film is wondefully acted and clearly made with no shortage of compassion and love.

No screenings currently scheduled.

STC

“Enjoy a sniff of this amiable doc about the ins and outs of the high-end Scottish whisky trade and you’ll get hints of passion, tempered with wafts of fustiness. This solid film hones in on Jim McEwan, a master distiller on the Hebridean Isle of Islay with 53 years of whisky-making under his belt.

No screenings currently scheduled.

14A

The movie that inspired THE DISASTER ARTIST. "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.

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Playing at Princess Original:

14A

"Taron Egerton embodies Elton with his pitch-perfect singing and captivating natural presence. With this performance and the overall film, it's hard to imagine a better tribute to such a singular icon." - Paste Magazine

"This fantastical take on musician Elton John is closer to the unconventional Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There than a straightforward chronicle, which is undoubtedly how the unconventional artist at its center wanted it to be. The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it.

No screenings currently scheduled.

PG

"With a softened lens, British documentarian Nick Broomfield adoringly examines a fascinating relationship in a fascinating time that saw Cohen transition from a poet to a world-class songwriter." - Globe & Mail

Return engagement! “The Greek island of Hydra was Eden for a group of 1960s free-love artists and intellectuals who flocked to an idyllic paradise with sun-dappled beaches, cheap living and plentiful mind-expanding drugs to turn on, tune in, drop out.

No screenings currently scheduled.

STC

“A sort of seafaring Battle of the Sexes, Maiden is an enlivening bit of documentary filmmaking about an all-female sailing crew that takes on harsh oceanic conditions and even rougher treatment from the sexist international sailing community.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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