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Questions about cinema sound!

The Mayfair theatre plays films in a number of different sound formats depending on the age of the film and what sound format it supports. 1930′s- 70′s MONO Early films mainly before the mid seventies generally only have a mono optical track on the film. So classics like Casablanca, early bond films, the Wizard of

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New Popcorn Machine!

We just installed a new popcorn machine… as the old just couldn’t handle the crowds and was on its last legs… This new one is more then double the capacity of the old one, 32oz of corn at a time…. and pops fast!

Looking for a Piano!

The Mayfair is looking for someone or some group to donate a piano to the cinema.  The plan is to do more silent film screenings with a piano player.  Whoever donates a working pinao will get a gold pass for free movies for year. Thanks

Ottawa Premieres at the Mayfair

Ottawa Xpress review of Sukiyaki Western Django Ballast review by the Ottawa Sun, Jan. 16th 2009 Jay Stone talks with Spencer Rice about Confessions of a Porn Addict Jay Stone’s review of Ballast (Playing Jan. 16th-18th at the Mayfair)

The Mayfair is on the front of the Xpress

Go here for the article

Thanks for all the support!

I just wanted to thank everyone who showed up for the opening night screenings.  I also wanted to apologize to all the people who couldn’t get in. The band did such a great job an had so much fun that we are planning another silent film/live music collaboration. The band was Mike Dubue (Keyboards &

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January 2009 Schedule Available!

Our schedule for January 2009 is now available for download in PDF format. Please click here for the dates and times. You can also find film descriptions and general information about our programming for the month.

Seat Sale Continues

Our seat sale will continue this weekend on Saturday (December 13th) and Sunday (December 14th) between 11am and 5pm. Previously-purchased seats will be available for pick-ups both these days.

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 about 150 yesterday so there’s

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Selling old Mayfair Seats

We are selling the old Mayfair seats starting Dec. 2nd for $10.00 a pop. Please email info@mayfairtheatre.ca to inquire.