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Mayfair + Roller Derby = Awesome

And now a special lil’ guest blog from loyal Mayfair patron and Slaughter Daughter, Sister Disaster —————————————————————– You know that saying “If I had a dime…”? Well here’s my version: I am engaged in casual conversation with someone I am just getting to know, and as always it comes

"The darkest day of horror the world has ever known"

A rare 35mm print of George A. Romero’s third zombie film Day of the Dead is coming to the Mayfair Theatre for one night only: Friday July 2 at 11pm! Presented by Zombie Info. Night of the Living Dead showed you a desperate group of survivors holed up in

Mayfair Theatre requests 30-year cinema monopoly

This is the release we sent to city council, and to all Ottawa media this morning. We wanted to share it with you, too. A MODEST PROPOSAL from the Mayfair Theatre Ottawa’s oldest surviving independent cinema follows example of Roger Greenberg and Ottawa Sports

If Chuck Norris wants your opinion, he'll beat it out of you.

There are a seemingly endless amount of facts about action movie legend Chuck Norris. In fact a book of extensive Norris facts was published in 2007 entitled The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About The World’s Greatest Human, which led to Norris filing a lawsuit claiming “trademark infringement,

Louder And Nastier Than Ever

In 1977, the comic book magazine Heavy Metal was released in North America, introducing a new audience to Europe’s most amazing batch of artists and writers. It didn’t take long for the film industry to take notice, and the next year, the animated anthology film went into pre-production.

Tintorera…A Mexican set of Jaws!

While browsing through vintage movie one sheets on ebay, a movie poster caught my eye. An illustration of a screaming woman being swallowed whole by a shark. It looked charmingly crude but exciting the way good exploitation movie posters should. The title stood out to me as well: TINTORERA!

Best non-time-travelling Michael J Fox movie of 1985!

What better career move for an actor than to follow up one of the best movies ever, then to take a starring role in a movie about a high school student who becomes a werewolf and plays basketball? And, what’s the bigger suspension of disbelief, that Michael J Fox

This one's for the birds…

Get ready for another cinematic trip into Ed Wood/Tommy Wiseau territory. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (playing May 28 and 29) is a “romantic thriller” about what happens when a software salesman and his fashion model girlfriend find themselves trying to survive an attack of killer birds. Yes, think Alfred

It's the real thing…

The Coca-Cola Case, the new documentary about a suit filed against the Coca Cola Company accusing them of being connected to the kidnapping, torture and assassinations of union leaders in Colombia, is sure to cause controversy, especially to those who love the beverage (which we serve at the candy

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED…HE DOES

Buckaroo Banzai is a renaissance man, a top neurosurgeon, particle physicist, race car driver, rock star and comic book hero. He and the Hong Kong Cavaliers, his super team of sidekicks / band-members, must save the world by defeating inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10. Like a

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