Category: Film history

What happened was true…NOT!

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most notorious films of the 1970s. Like “Night of the Living Dead” its title is synonymous with horror cinema and you are probably very well aware of the title even if you haven’t seen the film. Inspired by Wisconsin serial killer Ed

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Return!

“The Citizen Kane of bad movies!” (Entertainment Weekly) Tickets NOW on sale in the Mayfair box office for Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero’s grand return to The Room’s favourite movie theatre and fan-base! Prepare yourself for the interactive motion picture event that you will never forget! Two screenings

The Middle Word in Life

We have yet to program a proper tribute to Dennis Hopper (don’t worry, we’ll get around to it!), but in the mean time, here’s an excellent video essay/appreciation by Matt Zoller Seitz of the Museum of the Moving Image.

The Gipper loved James Bond

In 1983, U.S. President (and former actor) Ronald Reagan gave a salute to one of cinema’s most enduring characters: James Bond. Check out this hilarious blast from the past as Reagan proudly regards 007 as a “10” ! and don’t forget to check out The James Bond Film

The End of Kids Club

It’s with a heavy cinema geek heart that we announce the cancellation of our Kids Club program. The harsh reality is that despite best of efforts, and seemingly high enthusiasm from our patron base, the program never managed to get off the ground. Any other business with more logic based

The cinema of Andy Sidaris

Since Hard Ticket to Hawaii was such a success last month and audience members showed a real curiosity towards more films by late filmmaker Andy Sidaris, the Mayfair is presenting another one of his 1980s masterworks, the tantalizingly titled “Picasso Trigger” a sexy art heist/spy thriller set in Paris,

Stanley Kubrick Film Fest!

Stanley Kubrick Festival screening throughout May! Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – May 7th & 8th A Clockwork Orange – May 14th & 15th The Shining – May 21st & 22nd Full Metal Jacket – May 28th &

Shadows & Light

Meet Gary Warner Kent, stuntman, actor, writer, director, and survivor of the 50s/60s and 70s era of Hollywood low budget filmmaking. Kent has written a very entertaining and revealing book about his experiences rubbing broken elbows with the likes of Warren Oates, Jack Nicholson, Lee Marvin, and directors

Scorsese in montage

A very talented editor with a channel on Youtube cut together two montages showcasing the films of Martin Scorsese including clips from his indie debut Who’s That Knocking At My Door? (1968) all the way to The Departed (2006). Accompanying this collage of memorable and iconic cinematic imagery is

Saturday Afternoon Kids Club!!!

The Mayfair is excited to present a FREE FOR KIDS monthly screening of kid friendly modern classics and cult favourites! Kids can get a membership for just $10 bucks, and then join us once a month on a Saturday or Sunday at 12:30pm for a movie. Plus, a special half

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