Rules and Etiquette
There’s a reason that the Rocky Horror Picture Show has never left theatres since its 1975 release, and that’s because the screenings are so much fun! If you’ve never been to one before, here are some basic rules and etiquette to follow for our special screening. First the safety rules:
- No outside beverages are allowed in the theatre (just like always).
- Respect the cinema, staff and other guests. If you are destructive in the cinema in any way or rude/inappropriate towards other guests, you may be asked to leave.
- Do not throw anything at the screen, walls or other people. When throwing items, throw them up and back into the air.
- Absolutely NO OPEN FLAME (including lighters and candles) allowed. Should fire alarm be activated due to failure to comply, you will be held liable for any charges imposed by the Oakville Fire Department as well as any damages and/or losses incurred by Film.ca Cinemas Inc.
- Stay in your seat at all times during the movie (except during The Time Warp!)
- Any bags, purses or backpacks brought into the theatre may be checked and contraband items will be confiscated. Please try to leave bags at home or in your car.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING
- eggs, prunes, hot dogs or any outside food product other than dry rice or dry toast
- lighters/candles/sparklers/any other source of open flame
- confetti – rice is okay but confetti is too difficult to clean up
- Silly String/shaving cream/any other messy spray
- SuperSoaker-type water guns
FEEL FREE TO BRING
- dry rice
- dry toast
- rubber gloves
- a SMALL, EMPTY squirt gun (fill it up once you get here – must be empty when you arrive)
- party hats
- toilet paper
WHAT DO I DO?!?!
Check out the following links for some participation rules. Just remember: have fun, but don’t impede anyone else’s (including our cleaning staff’s!) enjoyment of the movie.
Join us on the evening of October 24th for some kid-friendly Halloween activities! COMIC CONNECTION OAKVILLE will be bringing by some favourite superheroes to meet and activities, we’ll have some candy to give out, and while you’re at it, check out the new movie The Book Of Life!
LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
On October 31st, 2014 at 11pm, Film.ca Cinemas and Comic Connection proudly bring the cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Oakville! We are the only cinema in the GTA other than the Bloor in Toronto hosting a Halloween screening of Rocky Horror and we want everyone to come out and celebrate.
Tickets are $10 each. We also have a special package: $20 gets you a ticket, bus from Sheridan College to the theatre and back, and UNLIMITED POPCORN AND POP.
Get your tickets here now, it’s sure to be a busy night!
A bus will be running between the Sheridan bus loop and Film.ca Cinemas with pickup at 10pm and 10:30pm and drop off around 1am after the show.
Thanks to Comic Connection for sponsoring this awesome event!
This month’s Halton Green Screens movie is Edible City, screening October 9th at 7PM, followed by a talk from Halton Food Council.
Tickets are $5 at the door and $2 for students.
Due to the weather forecasts projecting thunderstorms and high winds for this evening, the showing of GHOSTBUSTERS in Oakville Towne Square scheduled for October 3rd has been POSTPONED to October 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you next week!
We are continuing to upgrade our facilities to serve you better. Today a brand new HVAC system arrived from Appleby Systems! This will keep us nice and toasty during the winter and cool during the summer (avoiding the malfunctions of this past summer is a welcome improvement for our guests and staff alike!)
You may have noticed that in the summer we installed brand new seats throughout theatres 1, 2 and 3. The process has started for theatre 5 today, and we’re not done playing with our seating arrangements yet… stay tuned for some extra-comfortable news soon.
Edit: And here it is! We’re giving you more leg room in our theatres. Here’s the beginning of the project in Theatre 1.
Very excited to welcome back our friends from Sheridan Animation for their students nights again this year! This year, the first one is for The Boxtrolls tonight at 8:45 pm.
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!