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)



The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures Of Tintin is the first ‘performance capture’ movie that doesn’t look like it’s populated by wall-eyed zombies. The ripping adventure introduces Belgian cartoonist Hergé’s boy journalist (voiced by Jamie Bell), his faithful terrier, Snowy, and the boozy but noble Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) to a new generation. They’re solving a mystery involving model ships, a shady man (Daniel Craig) and pirate gold, among other things, but really it’s just an excuse for Spielberg to craft a series of amazingly ambitious action sequences, one of which is as complex as the great truck chase in Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Without the restrictions of a physical shoot, the ‘camera’ can spin above, below and all around the chase as it plays out, with John Williams’s rousing score and some impressive effects adding extra punch. It’s thrilling and, incidentally, a much more satisfying follow-up to Spielberg’s original Indiana Jones trilogy than that thing with the crystal skulls.

    – Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

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