Category: Film history

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

Mistah Curtis-he dead.

I recently watched Trapeze on TCM (really the only place on TV to watch movies – proper aspect ratio, no commercials or editing — but I digress.). I started watching for Burt Lancaster, but as it went on, I enjoyed Tony Curtis’ performance more and more. He was

The Middle Word in Life

We have yet to program a proper tribute to Dennis Hopper (don’t worry, we’ll get around to it!), but in the mean time, here’s an excellent video essay/appreciation by Matt Zoller Seitz of the Museum of the Moving Image.

Scorsese in montage

A very talented editor with a channel on Youtube cut together two montages showcasing the films of Martin Scorsese including clips from his indie debut Who’s That Knocking At My Door? (1968) all the way to The Departed (2006). Accompanying this collage of memorable and iconic cinematic imagery is

The cinema of Andy Sidaris

Since Hard Ticket to Hawaii was such a success last month and audience members showed a real curiosity towards more films by late filmmaker Andy Sidaris, the Mayfair is presenting another one of his 1980s masterworks, the tantalizingly titled “Picasso Trigger” a sexy art heist/spy thriller set in Paris,

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