COVID-19 Update

Based on the latest recommendations re: Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 from the⁣⁣ Chief Medical Officer of Ottawa Public Health, the ByTowne is closed. ⁣⁣
If you have tickets to any of our upcoming events, we will be offering refunds or exchanges. More info as soon as we work out some details.

For updates, we will notify movie fans on this web site, and via Cinemail, our e-mail 'reminder'.
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We're not going anywhere, so we encourage you to spend some of your movie budget on supporting local charities, like food banks and shelters. (Though, we are selling still vouchers by mail/e-transfer; please see our 'Gift Voucher' section on our 'About Us' page.)

Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you very soon!

(Updated April 20)




Based on the incredible true story

Poster for the stranded-at-sea drama AdriftAdrift is a survival story told from the perspective of Tami Oldham, a young woman who in 1983 spent 41 days lost at sea after she and fiancé Richard Sharp were caught in Hurricane Raymond. The film cuts between the aftermath of the storm and the rosier path of Oldham and Sharp’s pre-hurricane courtship. Sam Claflin (Me Before You, Their Finest) brings an earnest, clear-eyed authenticity to Sharp, giving weight to a mostly extremely physically limited role, but Shailene Woodley (the Allegiant movies, tv’s “Big Little Lies”) is the one who truly shines here. She holds the screen effortlessly as Oldham, contrasting her sunny optimism in the flashbacks with desperation and determination in the face of disaster.

– Norm Wilner, NOW Toronto

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