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What do movies look like in other countries?

At the end of August (and early in September), we’re showing one of my favourite films of all time, Sorcerer. We’re also showing one of my favourite Woody Allen films, The Purple Rose of Cairo. Both were big international hits, and as movies open in different countries around

WEIRD IS RELATIVE

As insane of a concept as this might seem, there was a point in recent motion picture history in which the brainstorm for films was actually original stories for the most part. Unlike the world we live in now, where nine out of ten films released are adaptations, remakes, reboots,

Weekly Programming Coming Soon!

Some eagle eyed patrons may have noticed some intriguing new information while looking at the March schedule poster that went up on display yesterday at the Mayfair. In the words of the great Douglas Adams…Don’t panic! There is a big change upcoming for the Mayfair Theatre, but it

Weekly Programming = Faster Bookings

Excited to announce our first premiere that we have been able to book nice and quick due to switching things over to weekly programming:  the great (and recent double Oscar nominee for Philomena) Steve Coogan brings his beloved character Alan Partridge to the big screen! Alan Partridge premieres at the

We're Getting New Seats!

The Mayfair Theatre – Ottawa’s oldest surviving movie theatre, and its last remaining cinema built before the Second World War – is getting new seats. Which means the old seats have to go somewhere. Which means you can buy them for $10 a pop. Our Seat-Sale is continuing today...we sold

Waterlife (July 3-5)

Disaster Lakes Documentary shows perils facing the Great Lakes By Jay Stone, The Ottawa Citizen, July 3, 2009 Waterlife, narrated by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, exposes the perils facing the Great Lakes. Waterlife Directed & written by: Kevin McMahon Narrated by: Gord Downie Rating: G,

Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride advance tickets now available!

Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride makes its way to the Mayfair for a pair of screenings on Thursday December 5th at 6:30pm and Saturday December 7th at 3:30pm The 64th annual epic doc features great skiing on such locales as the Alaskan Tordrillos, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, fjords of

Wade Davis – on the radio and on his way to the Mayfair

Wade Davis is the bestselling author of several books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow. That book later became the film of the same name directed by Wes Craven, and Wade Davis will be at the Mayfair on Apr. 27 for a special screening of  The Serpent and the Rainbow.

VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

VJ on Q

On yesterday’s episode of Q, guest host Kevin Sylvester interviewed director Anders Ostergaard about his new documentary about the 2007 Safron Revolution, Burma VJ (which, not coincidentally, begins its Ottawa premiere engagement tonight at the Mayfair). The interview also included, by telephone, one of the VJs

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