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'.
(To subscribe to Cinemail, close this box by clicking on the [x] in the corner and look for the black sign-up box near the bottom of our home page.)⁣⁣

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)



Paddling Film Festival 2020

$17 Advance tickets now available on Eventbrite!

If you wish you were on the water instead of in a cinema, we’ve got a compromise: The Paddling Film Festival is two and a half hours of short films that will transport you from your cinema seat to a canoe, kayak, raft or SUP, on adventures that you’ll wish you were having in real life.

Poster for the Paddling Film Festival 2020These are this year’s best films about putting a paddle in the water, selected from dozens of submissions to this year’s festival organizers. They represent all types of paddle experiences, and were filmed on seas, lakes, rivers and whitewater all over the world. 

Two and a half hours is a lot of paddling, so there’s an intermission to stretch your legs, complete with door prizes from our wonderful co-sponsors at Madawaska Kanu Centre (

Tickets $17
Available now at (surcharges apply), and at the ByTowne box office from Feb. 21st (cash only).

Note: Eventbrite sales end at 2 pm on the day of the show, but tickets may still be available at the door. Updates on ticket availability will be posted here.

Door Prizes!
Fill out a ballot for your chance to win terrific prizes from Madawaska Kanu Centre and Aqua-Bound during our intermission draw.


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