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The word on the street

We had sellout crowds for our presentations of Night of the Living Dead Live this past weekend. We also had some people show up who weren’t there for the show. They were there for the audience. Or more precisely, to save the audience members’ souls. Paul Latour: purification,

They killed his family. Now he's going to run them over.

In 1971 a former medical doctor who had seen a lot of carnage in the emergency room met an aspiring filmmaker at a summer school film program. They produced a short titled Violence in the Cinema, Part 1, which won a number of film festival awards. Eight years later

Make room for The Room bobbleheads!

We stay in close touch with Tommy Wiseau, the, um, creative force behind The Room. Since we started our regular Participaction screenings of the film several months ago, audiences have grown and grown. Inexplicably, Ottawa wants more The Room! So, when Tommy offered us a couple

Lord of the Rings: Extended!

Our print of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring arrived yesterday, and surprise, surprise, it’s the special extended edition! We’d expected the regular theatrical version – that’s what we were told was available – but we got this instead. Not that we’re complaining! It just

File this under "better late than never"

Two very dedicated Ghostbusters fans – Matt Provencal and Phil Trottier – showed up at our November Ghostbusters double bill in full uniform. And after the show, they powered up their proton accelerators and got rid of an ugly little spud who’d been hanging around the North balcony since the

Posters! Get yer red-hot posters!

Thanks to carpenter, stuntman extraordinaire and friend of the Mayfair Dave Cherry, we’re now in the business of selling posters! Spend a few minutes before or after the show (or while in line to buy some refreshments) browsing our collection – and take one home for only five

KILLER63 IV LINE-UP REVEALED!!

16 Projects from 11 filmmakers! Ranging from under 60 seconds in length to a whopping 22 minutes! Featuring local Ottawa talent, & shorts from the far off lands of Calgary and Montreal! Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, Torture, Elvis, Puppets, Cartoons!! (listed alphabetically by director…) Massacrator – Pierre Ayotte You &

SEX! (And now that we've got your attention…)

SEX! Now that we’ve got your attention, Painted Lips and Lolly Licks: The Sexy Film Festival returns to the Mayfair Feb 13, and we want to show your movie! Any film that explores themes of sex, romance or the erotic is eligible, provided it’s: 10 minutes or

Old seats. New home.

Remember back in December of ’08 when we tore all the old seats out of the Mayfair and put in the brand new (to us) seats we have today? We sold nearly all of the original seats, and here’s where a few of them ended up:

STOP LANSDOWNE MALL!

The next time you visit the Mayfair, you may notice something other than a movie listed on our marquee. It’s a web address: StopLansdowneMall.ca We’ve been pretty vocal in our opposition to the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (formerly known as Lansdowne Live). And now, we’d like to ask you

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