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VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

VJ on Q

On yesterday’s episode of Q, guest host Kevin Sylvester interviewed director Anders Ostergaard about his new documentary about the 2007 Safron Revolution, Burma VJ (which, not coincidentally, begins its Ottawa premiere engagement tonight at the Mayfair). The interview also included, by telephone, one of the VJs

Virtual JFK 4 nights only!

Playing Saturday-Monday Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived Rating: 3 1/2 Directed by: Koji Masutani Parental advisory: none Playing at: Mayfair Theatre to Monday The point behind the “virtual history” called Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived, is summarized in the theory of Cleopatra’s nose. If the queen

Vintage Marquee Tiles for Sale!

Place this information under the category of part garage sale, part fundraiser, part collector’s item. During recent lockdown cleaning, we stumbled on some vintage marquee tiles. Not positive when they are from, but they must have been made use of before our current marquee was put in place. They don’t

TromOttawa Weekend!

The great Lloyd Kaufman visits the Mayfair to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Troma! He will be on hand to introduce his latest motion picture epic, and will be glad to chat, autograph and take pictures will all of his loyal local fans. Join Lloyd for the Canadian

Trashing the Mayfair

Often, we get promotional materials for the films we’re showing (posters, trailers, postcards, etc.). Just as often, though, we don’t. Many films show up with no support. We do our best to get the word out, but it can be an uphill battle. The distributors of Street Trash

Tonight terror is on the menu!

Low budget indie horror has a long and storied history in film. There are endless examples, some of them successful, some of them legendary. Whether it’s Roger Corman or Lloyd Kaufman. Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween. Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activities. Ottawa as a city itself

Tommy Wiseau's The Room gets a dubstep remix

Via The AV Club. If you think The Room is funny in film form, wait until you see it in dubstep music video remix form. The Room returns to the Mayfair November 20.

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

Tintorera…A Mexican set of Jaws!

While browsing through vintage movie one sheets on ebay, a movie poster caught my eye. An illustration of a screaming woman being swallowed whole by a shark. It looked charmingly crude but exciting the way good exploitation movie posters should. The title stood out to me as well: TINTORERA!

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