Second Mayfair Theatre opens in Orleans Dec. 2!

The era of classic family cinema returns to Orleans! Mayfair Theatre Orleans announces its grand opening December 2, 2011

The Mayfair Theatre Orleans officially opens its doors — and revives the era of classic family cinema — on December 2, 2011 at 6:00PM.

The Mayfair Theatre Orleans is located at 250 Centrum Blvd., Orleans (across the street from the Shenkman Arts Centre).

The Mayfair Theatre Orleans will focus on family-friendly programming, and will bring a greater diversity of film-going choices to Ottawa’s east end. In addition to family fare, the cinema will also offer first-run independent films and second-run Hollywood movies, as well as Québécois, other Canadian and foreign cinema. It’s the best of art house and the cineplex combined!

The owners and management are members of the team behind the renovation and reopening of the historic Mayfair Theatre on Bank St. Their aim is to make going to the movies fun again, and to offer the classic cinema experience you can’t get at home.

In contrast to chain cinemas, the Mayfair Theatre Orleans offers audiences:

  • Three full-sized screens
  • State-of-the-art 35mm projection on all three screens, for that classic movie feel
  • A digital projector for newer, digital-only releases
  • A 16mm projector for rare films only available in that format
  • A state-of-the-art sound system
  • 2D presentations — no dark, murky, overpriced digital 3D!
  • Ultra-comfy fixed seating — no sweaty leather or annoying rocking seats!

Along with a selection of recently released films, the cinema’s opening weekend will also feature a program of classic and family-oriented films including:

  • The Back to the Future trilogy
  • The original Muppet Movie from 1979 and the 1981 follow up The Great Muppet Caper
  • Gone With the Wind (on the big screen in Ottawa for the first time in 13 years!)

Additionally there will be a movie poster sale and performances by The Cow Guys (an Ottawa based performing duo who blend juggling, magic and comedy for all ages) all weekend long.

Admission to the Mayfair Theatre Orleans is value priced — no more taking out a loan to take the family to the movies:

  • Members: $5.00
  • Non-members: $9.00
  • Seniors/Children: $6.00

Annual individual memberships are only $10.00 and annual family memberships — good for up to two adults and four children under the age of 18 living at the same address — are just $20.00!

Special Offer for our Grand Opening Weekend Only: Patrons who purchase a membership card during the opening weekend will receive a free admission for their next visit before January 31, 2012.

So leave your home theatres at home, Orleans! It’s time to experience going to the movies again!

For more information, please contact:

Lee Demarbre
Mayfair Theatre Orleans Programmer
Office: 613-837-3457
Cell: 613-301-4728
[email protected]

Will our membership count at the Orleans location or do we need to purchase a separate membership card?

If not, perhaps a combined membership card for $15?

Reply · October 4, 2023

Dear Lee,
In spite of what conception there might be about people who live in the suburbs, we believe that there has been an acute need for a cinema that shows good, intelligent and alternative films in the East end for many years. We are more than ready and willing to support this type of cultural enhancement in our lives and we will make sure that we spread the word to other people who will also appreciate the films that Mayfair presents.
Good luck and much success!

Reply · October 4, 2023

ian driscoll

Pat —

Membership cards will be honoured at both locations. And starting in Dec., we’ll also be selling family membership cards — good for up to two adults and four children (under 18) — for just $20!

Reply · October 4, 2023

Hi Bettina,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We’ll look forward to your patronage!

All the best,

Reply · October 4, 2023

Very excited to see this venture opening in Orleans – and not least by the original Muppet movie. When will the schedule for the opening weekend be published?

Reply · October 4, 2023

Ian, that’s a terrific family deal. Let’s go Orleans, don’t let this opportunity pass!

Reply · October 4, 2023

What a joke!

Reply · October 4, 2023

How do you become a member? I”m interested in the Orleans theatre



Reply · October 4, 2023


You can buy a year long lasting membership for $10 at the theatre

Reply · October 4, 2023

This is really exciting not only for the suburbanites in Orleans but all the hip people living in the sticks or on farms in our region. Driving to Bank was a bitch.
Thanks guys!

Reply · October 4, 2023

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