Category: Film history

It's A Wonderful Life!

It’s A Wonderful Life, the quintessential Christmas movie classic, returns to the Mayfair for a pair of family matinee screenings on Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st. Even if you’ve seen it two dozen times on teevee, nothing beats seeing it on the big screen at the Mayfair

A Solo Return For Greg Sestero!

Friday, November 7th 9:30pm – Greg Sestero Live at the Mayfair Theatre: “The Making of The Room and Live Reading” – 90 min Saturday, November 8th 9:30pm – Greg Sestero Live at the Mayfair Theatre: “The Making of The Room and Live Reading” – 90 min Tickets: $10

National Canadian Film Day!

Celebrate the first ever National Canadian Film Day with us tonight with a double dose of Canadiana! First up is multiple award winning and deservedly high praised C.R.A.Z.Y. at 6:30pm. Then at 9:15pm, the Canadian Cult Revue series presents a rare selection of Canadian Archival 35mm shorts

Oscars on the Big Screen

Get dressed in your red carpet best and join us at the Mayfair for the 86th Annual Academy Awards big screen telecast! Sunday March 2nd at 8:00pm. Free for Members Only. Licensed for Alcohol.

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

Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

Oscar winning actor Ernest Borgnine passed away today at the age of 95. The Mayfair salutes one of cinema’s warmest and most likable character actors, who had over 200 film and TV credits to his name. He even shot a film here in Ottawa back in 2000 called

Indiana Jones and the Projector Quest

    Round two of the Mayfair’s 80th anniversary celebration / DCP projector fundraisers arrives on Saturday June 23rd and Tuesday June 26th  with an Indy double bill.  What could be better than watching Raiders of the Lost Ark? Why, getting to watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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

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

Destroy all movies!!!

Via BoingBoing, a good review of the new book Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punk on Film. At 566 pages and listing over 1,100 movies, this is a must for any serious movie fan — after all, what other film reference book can you name that

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