The lights will come on again!


The ByTowne is now closed. But there's good news!

After the pandemic has been brought under control,
new management will take over the space and the ByTowne will re-open.

It may take a while for pandemic restrictions to be eased enough
that a feasible number of patrons can be allowed to watch a movie again,
but the new owners are working towards that day.

To stay informed about developments, subscribe to our free e-newsletter.
There's a sign-up box on our home page.


Part of Canada’s Top Ten 2011, as selected by the Toronto International Film Festival!

Poster art for KeyholeAfter a string of largely autobiographical films, Winnipeg auteur Maddin returns with his most entertaining film to date. A playful take on Homer’s Odyssey, Keyhole follows mobster Ulysses Pick (Patric) on a quest through the house he once owned (currently haunted) to return to the bed of his wife (Rossellini).

Much like the epic poem, the film can be read in myriad ways, but this complexity gives the film its charm. Maddin wants the audience to have fun puzzling things out. Equal credit goes to Patric, who gives a commanding and witty performance in the lead, rescuing the material when Maddin threatens to undermine it with an abundance of highly stylized set pieces in the film’s final third.

    – Andrew Parker, NOW Toronto

Another U7 Solutions - Web-based solutions to everyday business problems. solution.