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Ip Man comes to the Mayfair

If you love Hong Kong and martial arts cinema, you owe it to yourself to come see IP MAN starring Donnie Yen. This Friday August 13 at 9pm, the Mayfair proudly presents IP MAN, the incredible true story Bruce Lee’s master and his endurance during the Japanese occupation

Flooding with First Blood

“Flooding With Love for the Kid” is a micro budgeted ($96 to be exact) shot on digital adaptation of David Morrell’s 1972 novel First Blood, which of course was later made into the first Rambo film of the same name in 1982. But New York based filmmaker Zachary

Robert Altman overlaps July

This month, we present six movies directed by celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman (1925-2006) He’s revered as an accomplished artist who made his films outside the Hollywood studio system. When he directed M*A*S*H for 20th Century Fox, he later said “M*A*S*H*  “wasn’t released, it escaped!” Many of

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

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