Current & Upcoming Shows

The Great Buster - Poster

The Great Buster

Synopsis:

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 102 minutes


Opens Tuesday, December 7 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, December 3.

Synopsis:

“Peter Bogdanovich examines the legendary life and career of actor, filmmaker and comic genius Buster Keaton."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 9 - 1:00pm
  • December 9 - 3:00pm
  • December 11 - 7:00pm
  • December 11 - 9:00pm
  • December 12 - 7:00pm
  • December 12 - 9:00pm
  • December 13 - 9:20pm
  • December 14 - 7:00pm
  • December 14 - 9:00pm
  • December 15 - 3:00pm
  • December 15 - 9:00pm
  • December 16 - 12:30pm
  • December 18 - 7:00pm
  • December 18 - 9:00pm
  • December 19 - 9:00pm
  • December 20 - 9:00pm
The Drawer Boy - Poster

The Drawer Boy

Synopsis:

Directors: Arturo Pérez Torres, Aviva Armour-Ostroff

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 98 minutes


Opens Friday, November 30 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, November 26.

Synopsis:

“It’s 1971 and a Toronto performance troupe ventures out to Ontario’s countryside to research a theatre project. Miles, a young actor, befriends two aging farmers, a gruff workhorse named Morgan and his lifelong friend Angus, who suffers from memory loss. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.”


Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 9 - 3:10pm
  • December 11 - 9:10pm
  • December 12 - 9:10pm
  • December 13 - 9:10pm
Roma - Poster

Roma

Synopsis:

Directors: Alfonso Cuarón

Language: Spanish

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 135 minutes


Opens Tuesday, December 25 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, December 17.

Synopsis:

“A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 25 - 1:00pm
The Go-Getters - Poster

The Go-Getters

Synopsis:

Directors: Jeremy LaLonde

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Running Time: 83 minutes

 

Opens Friday, December 7 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, December 3.

 

Synopsis:

“A deadbeat drunk and a junkie hooker join forces to take on the city, each other, and their own personal shortcomings while trying to scam $98 for bus tickets out of town.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 9 - 1:10pm
  • December 11 - 7:10pm
  • December 12 - 7:10pm
  • December 13 - 7:10pm
  • December 14 - 9:10pm
  • December 15 - 9:10pm
  • December 16 - 3:10pm
  • December 18 - 9:10pm
  • December 19 - 9:10pm
SuperGrid - Poster

SuperGrid

Synopsis:

Directors: Lowell Dean

Language: English

Genre: Action

Running Time: 80 minutes

 

Opens Friday, December 14 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, December 10.

 

Synopsis:

“In a future where a plague has infected much of the population, two brothers are tasked with traveling to Canada to retrieve a mysterious package.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 14 - 7:10pm
  • December 15 - 7:10pm
  • December 16 - 1:10pm
  • December 18 - 7:10pm
  • December 19 - 7:10pm
  • December 20 - 9:10pm
Destiny (1997) - Poster

Destiny (1997)

Synopsis:

Calgary Cinematheque 2018/19 Season

More information and tickets @ www.calgarycinema.org


Legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine was born in Alexandria between the two World Wars. Though he studied briefly in California as a young man, he remained a secular humanist artist very much of his time and place. That being said, viewers of the opulent large-scale spectacle that is 1997’s Destiny may well be reminded of the historical pageants of D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille at the dawn of narrative cinema proper. 


Set in the Spanish province of Andalusia but photographed in Lebanon and Syria, Destiny tells a story of political intrigue and sectarian tensions revolving around 12th century Arab Andalusian philosopher Averröes, whose teachings influenced developments in both Christianity and Islam. Featuring musical numbers throughout, Chahine’s opus maintains at all times a rhapsodic and declamatory mode of address. Destiny pits rationalism against fundamentalism, advocating for personal liberties and a healthy public discourse informed by open debate. This is inclusive, popular art at its most fundamentally radical. Chahine’s call for reason would seem only to grow more timely.




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Note: Passes and Groupons are not accepted for Cinematheque screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 13 - 7:00pm
Duck Soup (1933) - Poster

Duck Soup (1933)

Synopsis:

Calgary Cinematheque 2018/19 Season

More information and tickets @ www.calgarycinema.org



From the vaudeville circuit to the sound stages of Hollywood, the Marx Brothers were surely among the 20th century’s most benevolent bands of anarchist makers of trouble. Duck Soup finds the brothers teamed-up with legendary director Leo McCarey for what many of us in the know hold to be their very finest screen outing. What’s it about? Oh, you know, war, misery, the usual. You see, Groucho plays Rufus T. Firefly. Rufus becomes president of the niftily-named Freedonia. Naturally, this results in geopolitical fiasco, as well it would.

Have you met the brothers? Groucho is the talker. My word, he will talk you in circles until you’re dizzy. Then there’s Chico. It’s pronounced Chick-o, you know, like a baby bird. He’s the ethnically not-quite-determinate one, prone to strong-arm tactics. Third we have Harpo. Harpo is what people used to call “a bit touched,” but boy oh boy can that boy ever play the harp! Oh, and Zeppo is in this one. Zeppo is more or less the straight man, poor fellow. State of the world getting you down? Friend, it could be so much worse. So come spend pre-Christmas Christmas with Calgary Cinematheque, FOUR Marx Brothers, Leo “Golden Boy” McCarey, and a little movie called Duck Soup.

- Written by Jason Wierzba



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Note: Passes and Groupons are not accepted for Cinematheque screenings.


Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 20 - 7:00pm
Lifechanger - Poster

Lifechanger

Synopsis:

Director: Justin McConnell

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Running Time: 84 minutes

 

Opens Friday, December 28 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, December 24.

 

Synopsis:

“A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 28 - 7:00pm
MFKZ - Poster

MFKZ

Synopsis:

?Directors: Shôjirô Nishimi, Guillaume Renard

Language: French

Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy

Running Time: 94 minutes

 

Opens Friday, January 18 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, January 14.

 

Synopsis:

“In Dark Meat City, a young man develops supernatural powers after an otherwise uneventful scooter accident.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • January 18 - 7:00pm
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki - Poster

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

Synopsis:

Director: Kaku Arakawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Running Time: 70 minutes

 

Opens Friday, January 4 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, December 31.

 

Synopsis:

“In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI. But the artist, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronted many challenges. The film even faces the danger of being cancelled. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film using CGI.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • January 4 - 7:00pm

Dial Code Santa Claus (aka Deadly Games)

Synopsis:

Join us on December 19 at 7:00pm to witness a new restoration of the 1989 cult Christmas horror film DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS.

 

ADVANCE TICKETS COMING SOON

General admission: $10

*18+ no minors admitted

 

Previously only available via VHS bootlegs -- and a huge audience smash at Fantastic Fest 2018 -- DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka DEADLY GAMES and 3615 CODE PERE NOEL) is an enormous discovery. Made a year before HOME ALONE (which, suspiciously, has almost the same plot), DIAL CODE is way more stylized and bloodier.

 

Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves Rambo, computers, role-playing games and his dog. While mom's away at the office on Xmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone -- perfect timing for a disgruntled, perverted, bloodthirsty Santa Claus to raid the home down the chimney. But Hell hath no fury like a mulleted ten-year-old with an arsenal of toys!

 

More information about this release: https://bit.ly/2zz8oza

 

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Kindly note: Groupons, Friends of CJSW discounts, and other passes are not accepted for this special event screening.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 19 - 7:00pm
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Poster

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Synopsis:

Join us on December 20 at 7:00pm for a screening of the 1987 classic PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES, directed by John Hughs and starring Steve Martin and John Candy.

 

ADVANCE TICKETS COMING SOON

General admission: $10

*18+ no minors admitted

 

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

 

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Kindly note: Groupons, Friends of CJSW discounts, and other passes are not accepted for this special event screening.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 20 - 7:10pm
The Polar Express - Poster

The Polar Express

Synopsis:

Join us on December 22 at 1:00pm for a special matinee screening of the animated holiday film THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004), directed by Robert Zemeckis and featuring Tom Hanks.

 

General admission: $10

Children under 10: $5

 

ADVANCE TICKETS COMING SOON

 

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

 

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Kindly note: Groupons, Friends of CJSW discounts, and other passes are not accepted for this special event screening.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 22 - 1:00pm
Uncle Buck - Poster

Uncle Buck

Synopsis:

Join us on December 22 at 7:00pm for a screening of the 1989 John Hughs comedy UNCLE BUCK, featuring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, and more.

 

ADVANCE TICKETS COMING SOON

General admission: $10

 

When Cindy (Elaine Bromka) and her husband, Bob (Garrett M. Brown), have to leave town for a family emergency, there is only one person available to babysit for their three kids: Bob's lazy, carefree brother, Buck (John Candy). While he immediately gets along with the two younger children (Gaby Hoffman, Macaulay Culkin), Buck must change his bachelor lifestyle if he wants to be a responsible caregiver for the angst-filled teenager, Tia (Jean Louisa Kelly).

 

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Kindly note: Groupons, Friends of CJSW discounts, and other passes are not accepted for this special event screening.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 22 - 7:00pm
Black Christmas - Poster

Black Christmas

Synopsis:

Join us on December 21 at 7:00pm for a screening of the 1974 Christmas slasher BLACK CHRISTMAS directed by Bob Clark.

 

ADVANCE TICKETS COMING SOON

General admission: $10

*18+ no minors admitted

 

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb's friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.

 

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Kindly note: Groupons, Friends of CJSW discounts, and other passes are not accepted for this special event screening.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 21 - 7:00pm
TRON - Poster

TRON

Synopsis:

Welcome to Saturday MASS (Monthly Animation Screening Series), an ongoing program screening all of your favorite animated features from around the world. Presented by Quickdraw Animation Society and Globe Cinema.

 

- Saturday MASS: Dec 2018 -

TRON (1982)

Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:00pm

 

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.


Tron might not be your first thought when it comes to animated films. But you may not realize that it started its life as a planned animated feature, and the groundbreaking special effects wouldn't have been possible without a classic Oxberry animation camera stand (like the one Quickdraw has in our studios in Sunalta!).

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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 15 - 7:00pm