On Sunday, September 21, be a part of the International Day of Peace by attending the Oakville screening of Peacemakers: Jeremy Gilley in Conversation with Prem Rawat.
This dynamic and entertaining film explores the real possibility that peace is possible between nations as well as within one’s self.
(Presented by Words of Peace)
We are celebrating our “birthday” this week! On August 30th, 1998 Encore Cinemas opened in the cinema next door to our current location (Plaza Cinemas)! We played Mulan, The Truman Show, Small Soldiers and Titanic. Mulan was our very first show ever. Thank you for keeping us going for 16 years!
We are very happy to announce that the Halton Greenscreens Series will return to Film.ca Cinemas for their 2014-15 season! Greenscreens was previously with us in 2012-13 and we are thrilled to have them back. Greenscreens presents an environmental-themed documentary each month from September to November and January to June on the second Thursday of the month, with such wide ranging themes even in these first three months as the nuclear arms race, the sustainable food movement and the consequences of overfishing. Each screening also features a special speaker after the film.
On September 11th at 7pm, there will be a screening of Countdown to Zero (PG) to kick off the series.
Countdown to Zero is directed by Lucy Walker and produced by the Academy Award winning producers of An Inconvenient Truth, Lawrence Bender and Participant Media.
The film is a fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, exposing a variety of present day threats and featuring insights from a host of international experts and world leaders who advocate the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
Countdown to Zero is a chilling wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It tells the striking story of uncertainty, exposing the real possibility of nuclear disaster and revealing the truth behind an issue on which human survival itself hangs.
Speaker: Khurseed Ahmed will be taking questions at the event. Khursheed lives in Hamilton and is a graduate of McGill with a PhD. in Physics. He headed the computer services for the health Sciences at McMaster University until his retirement. He has been a long-time member of Physicians for Global Society and other peace groups in Hamilton.
On October 9th at 7pm, our attention will turn to local farming and food with Edible City (STC).
Edible City is a 55 minute documentary film that introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system.
The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies.
Speaker will be Michael Mikulak of the Halton Food Council.
And on November 13th at 7pm, learn more about the impact of commercial fishing on the environment in The End of the Line (PG).
Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. Oceans without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act.
The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the world, how hi-tech fishing vessels leave no escape routes for fish populations and how farmed fish as a solution is a myth.
The film lays the responsibility squarely on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.
Tickets to all Greenscreens shows are $5, and $2 for students.
Head to haltongreenscreens.ca for more information!
We are so proud to announce that we have won first place (Diamond) in the Oakville Beaver’s Reader’s Choice award! Thank you so much for voting for and supporting us! Look for us on Page 46 of the Friday Beaver.
Our friends at Comic Connection challenged us to the ALS ice bucket challenge. Here is our video:
Don’t forget to donate to ALS research and support if you take the challenge!
We have presented the outdoor screenings at the Oak Park Fall Fair for years and this year we will be presenting E.T. under the stars. We’ll also be serving popcorn all day long.
Come check out all the fun on Saturday Saeptember 6th!
We’re always trying to bring you something a little different than you can get at the big box theatre, and this Friday we will begin with some slightly different programming alongside our big name, Hollywood blockbusters.
We know that Oakville and our guests have an unmet want to see great independent, arthouse film. This week we will be bringing in Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. We will be the only theatre in Oakville, Burlington or Mississauga playing it!
Secondly, we will be bringing back two of the summer’s most popular movies – HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. If you didn’t catch these in their original run with us now is the perfect time to see them!
We are on Yelp and we’re the highest rated movie theatre in Oakville!
This week in Toonie Movie Mornings, check out Happy Feet!
Happy Feet is the story of a little penguin named Mumble who has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no Heartsong. However, Mumble has an astute talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before: tap dancing. Though Mumble’s mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it “just ain’t penguin.” Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria, happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange “hippity- hoppity” ways. Mumble is just too different–especially for Noah the Elder, the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins–the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon, the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble’s cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru, a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life’s questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
Playing Friday August 22nd and Monday August 25 – Thursday August 28th at 10am for only $2 per person.