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 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’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.
Come out to see Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 at Movies in the Park with Jeff and Marc at Castlefield Park tomorrow, Saturday August 23rd! There will be a BBQ (all proceeds going to CameronHelps) and kids’ activities too! The fun begins at 5pm with movie at dusk.
Film.ca Cinemas Presents Robin Williams Memorial Screenings of “Good Will Hunting”in Support of CameronHelps
OAKVILLE, ON, August 15th 2014 – Oakville’s community cinema Film.ca Cinemas is proud to present two benefit memorial screenings of Good Will Hunting, starring Robin Williams, with admission proceeds going towards youth suicide prevention and education charity CameronHelps, at 6:45 P.M. and 9:15 P.M. on Thursday August 21st.
In honour of star, Robin Williams after his untimely death from suicide on August 11th, distributor eOne Films has generously offered the cinema rights to show the film for this benefit screening. “I was deeply affected by the loss of Robin Williams, whose films have brought so much joy to generations of theatregoers. We wanted to hold a screening to honour such an important artist.” said Film.ca Cinemas Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Knoll. “This will be a great event for fans to share their memories of Williams and to raise awareness of the need to address suicide and mental illness.”
CameronHelps is a Mississauga-based organization that aims to prevent teen suicide through awareness, reducing stigma and wellness. “I’d like to thank Film.ca Cinemas for making this event possible”, said David Harris, CameronHelps Founder. “As we gear up for the start of our Team Unbreakable running programs in Peel and Halton high schools this fall, Robin Williams’ suicide has highlighted the importance of having that conversation and building awareness of suicide and the stigma too often associated with mental illness.”
Admission will be $6.50 per person with all proceeds going to CameronHelps. Two shows will run on the evening of August 21st at 6:45 P.M. and 9:15 P.M.
Film ca Cinemas Inc. greatly thanks eOne Films for generously providing licensing of “Good Will Hunting” at no cost for this event so that 100% of the tickets sales will go to suicide awareness.
“Good Will Hunting” stars Matt Damon as Will Hunting, a genius who is discovered by a Fields Medal winning Professor who eventually tries to get Will to turn his life around with the help of the eccentric Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), as Will begins to realize that there’s more to himself then he thinks there is. Williams won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role, and the film launched the careers of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck who wrote the screenplay.
Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance. They are on sale now at the Film.Ca Cinemas box office and online on their website at www.film.ca To learn more about CameronHelps, visit their website at www.CameronHelps.ca
Running Friday August 15th and Monday August 18th-Thursday August 21st: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!
Every morning at 10am for $2.
Every weekday morning at 10am for the month of August, we will be running a family classic at 10am for only $2 each!
We start with the “awesome” The Lego Movie (G), running Friday August 8th and Monday August 11 through Thursday August 14th!
We then throw it back to 2001 and get magical with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG), running Friday August 15th and Monday August 18th through Thursday August 21st!
Finally, do a little dance for Happy Feet (PG), running Friday August 22nd and Monday August 25th through Thursday August 28th.
Bring your toonies and have some fun!