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Aim to misbehave at a cabin in the woods

In September The Ottawa Browncoats  present a special screening of Serenity that will include four hours of door prizes, raffles, auctions, a costume contest, and more…all to raise funds and awareness for iSisters and Equality Now! In the meantime, be sure to join them on Monday July 2nd as they swerve for the night from

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Be a little Lebowski Achiever! Help the Mayfair, dude!

Attention Mayfair regulars and moviegoers in Ottawa! The Mayfair Theatre is about to celebrate 80 years of existence this May! But in order to continue bringing you the best in cinematic entertainment, we need your support! We are in the midst of raising funds to purchase a new DCP (Digital Cinema Package) projector, which is

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Comic Con anticipation hits Mayfair

The latest documentary from Oscar nominee and McDonald’s enemy Morgan Spurlock arrives at the Mayfair and makes it’s Ottawa premiere on May 4th (with follow-up screenings on the 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th).  The subject matter of the San Diego Comic Con is perfect research and prep to get you ready for the pop-culture invasion

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See the Irishman!

KILL THE IRISHMAN, a new mobster thriller based on the true story of Irish gangster Danny Greene, a man who the Italian mafia found very hard to kill, starts this Friday. It’s fantastic cast includes Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D’Onofrio,Val Kilmer and Paul Sorvino. Check out Salon.com’s rave review of the film and don’t

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The King’s Speech is Somewhere (else)

UPDATE: We will be showing The King’s Speech on April 3, 6 & 7. Unfortunately, The Mayfair’s scheduled screenings of The King’s Speech (March 11-14 & 17) have been cancelled. Why? In early February, we booked The King’s Speech from distributor Alliance Atlantis. On February 27, The King’s Speech won four Oscars. On March 8

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Here’s an idea: use social media for actual socializing!

Movies are best enjoyed with friends, so why not invite some friends to come with you to the Mayfair? We’ve made it easy, through the miracle of social media. Say you’re planning to come see Planet of the Apes on March 12 (and if you’re not, you should be). Just scroll down to the bottom

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Go Ape this March!

This March, the Mayfair proudly presents the classic Planet of the Apes series on rare 35mm film. We’re also including a special bonus engagement of three great episodes of the TV series Return to the Planet of the Apes on 16mm! All five films in the saga will be shown. It all begins on March

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Rare Exports is a rare import

According to the movie’s official website, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is set to premiere in New York on December 3, 2010. Only one other city in North America is premiering the film that day — and that city is Ottawa. We’re scooping Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver, Washington DC — even Austin, TX’s

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Art In Reverse From The Pope of Trash!

The Mayfair and Lost Marbles’ Geek Night proudly invite you to into the twisted and filthy world of bad taste courtesy of filmmaker John Waters as we present three of his films: Pecker, Cecil B. Demented and Cry Baby. Prizes will be given away at every screening! Check out this hilarious interview Waters did on

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Winds of Heaven “one of the most important films ever made about British Columbia.”

Or that’s what the director of the Vancouver International Film Festival thinks, anyway Why not see for yourself on Oct. 27 & 28 when this Ottawa-made biography of Emily Carr premieres at the Mayfair?