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King of Kong update!

According to Gamepro.com, Steve Wiebe — the schoolteacher/arcade whiz profiled in the Donkey Kong documentary¬†The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (which showed at one of our Lost Marbles Geek Nights in August) — has recaptured the record from Billy Mitchell, the same man he dueled with in the 2007 film. Could there be

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Mayfair projectionists are heroes in Britain!

They’re heroes here, too, of course. We at the Mayfair believe that the projectionist is the final – and often, the most important – member of any film’s crew. But in Britain, our projectionists are making news. Our web maestro, John Wiseman, alerted us to this bit of Mayfair coverage from the other side of

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The Room: The Video Game!

Courtesy of newgrounds.com, The Room Tribute game is online! Check it out here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/547307 It’ll tear you apart! And don’t miss the 1 year anniversary screening of The Room on Saturday September 18 at 11:45pm.

KILLER63 part V

This is somewhat unbelievable to me, but Killer63′s fifth year is on the horizon.¬† So again, I’m starting to get the word out to filmmakers who are interested in submitting a short horror film to be screened as part of our mini one-night film festival at the Mayfair. The screening will go down on October

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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 out that I play Roller Derby

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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. Producer Ivan Reitman (post Meatballs and a

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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 is a werewolf, or that at

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED…HE DOES

Buckaroo Banzai is a renaissance man, a top neurosurgeon, particle physicist, race car driver, rock star and comic book hero. He and the Hong Kong Cavaliers, his super team of sidekicks / band-members, must save the world by defeating inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10. Like a lot of great comic book style

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And so begins the Geek!

We realize that we play a ton of what would be considered geek at the Mayfair as is. So why have theme specific titled Geek Nights on top of that? Well, there are some nights that on average are better than worse in attendance when it comes to the repertory theatre business. For us, the

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Roller Girls + Mayfair = Awesome

The Mayfair is glad to welcome both teams from the Rideau Valley Roller Girls back to the theatre for the Ottawa premiere screening of Hell on Wheels. An epic Texas based roller derby documentary about the women who resurrected the sport into the rock n roll fueled punk format that spawned the current cult craze.

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