The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack….” An alcoholic, out-of-work teacher takes a job as the wintertime caretaker of a snowy resort. He brings his … Read more

The Origin of Evil (L’Origine du mal)

“The Origin of Evil (L’Origine du mal)” is a French and Canadian thriller-drama following Stéphane (Laure Calamy), a struggling fish cannery worker who discovers that she is the biological daughter of a wealthy businessman Serge (Jacques Weber). As Stéphane’s living situation takes a turn for the worse she decides to reconnect with her estranged father. … Read more

The Pigeon Tunnel

Errol Morris, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, peels away the layers of the fascinating life and illustrious career of David Cornwell, better recognized as John le Carré, the renowned author responsible for timeless espionage classics like “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and “The Constant Gardener.” Set against the … Read more

The Lost Boys

Joel Schumacher’s hedonistic horror-comedy was a generation-defining celebration of youth and really made us all want to be vamps, or at least one of the vampire-hunting Frog brothers. The cast was hot, the hair was big, the soundtrack was rockin’! When a single mother (Dianna Wiest) and her two sons Michael and Sam (Jason Patric … Read more

Kids Halloween Party: The Monster Squad

It’s Halloween party time! Head over to the “Boo-Towne” for some family fun – we’ll have a costume parade and some other fun surprises in store, PLUS one of the great kid horror-comedies of all time! When Count Dracula arrives in town, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman, they begin … Read more

Friedkin Remembered: The Exorcist 4K Remaster

New 4K Restoration! Let’s kick off Spooky Season and wrap up our mini-tribute to Director William Friedkin with the all-time undisputed heavyweight champion of scary movies that’s been terrifying audiences since it was released 50 years ago. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen … Read more

Sunday Afternoon Classics: The Bride of Frankenstein

This month’s Sunday Afternoon Classic takes a spooky turn with the film that has been praised as Director James Whale’s masterpiece and a jewel in the crown of the classic Universal Monster movies. In this sequel to 1931’s “Frankenstein”, the legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the misunderstood monster, who now longs for a … Read more

Stop Making Sense

Prepare to experience the iconic concert film “Stop Making Sense” like never before in this stunning 4K restoration. Directed by the visionary filmmaker Jonathan Demme and featuring the groundbreaking American rock band Talking Heads, this electrifying performance has been meticulously restored to bring you the ultimate audiovisual experience. “Stop Making Sense” is not just a … Read more

Swan Song

Chelsea McMullan’s intimate documentary provides an insider’s view of the National Ballet of Canada’s 2022 rendition of Swan Lake, a production crafted by the company’s artistic director and former dancer, Karen Kain, who gained fame for her 1971 ballet debut. In her illustrious 50-year career as both a dancer and artistic director with the National … Read more

Strange Way of Life/Human Voice

Our favourite Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar returns with his second English-language short film “Strange Way of Life”, join us for a special screening, followed by the director’s English debut, “The Human Voice” After 25 years apart, rancher Silva (Pedro Pascal) rides across the desert to visit his former flame, town sheriff Jake (Ethan Hawke). But … Read more

She Came to Me

Set against the backdrop of dazzling New York, “She Came to Me” follows composer Steven Lauddem (Peter Dinklage) who, just weeks before his comeback opera, loses the creative spark that brought him international fame. Stagnated by his creative block his wife Patricia (Anne Hathaway) suggests he get out of the house to have a change … Read more


In Montreal’s vibrant drag scene, Sophie Dupuis, the writer-director known for “Underground,” presents a touching character study that seamlessly combines emotional depth and undeniable charisma. “Solo” focuses on a talented artist whose past and present unexpectedly intertwine, offering a sharp narrative of desire, reliance, and hard-earned self-discovery. Simon balances the roles of a skilled makeup … Read more


Audiences and critics alike can’t stop raving about Christopher Nolan’s latest entry! “Oppenheimer” is Nolan’s most ambitious and critically acclaimed films of the year, with stunning visuals, a star-studded cast lead by Cillian Murphy’s tour-de-force performance and equally as stunning from his supporting ensemble of Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and the infamous, Robert Downey Jr. … Read more

Persian Version

Sundance award-winning film “The Persian Version”, written, directed, and produced by Maryam Keshavarz, received a rousing standing ovation & glowing reviews upon its world premiere and won the Audience Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition) and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition). “The Persian Version” follows Leila, an Iranian-American caught between two conflicting cultures, as … Read more

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Ariane Louis-Seize’s deadpan horror comedy finds droll humour in the plight of a young Montreal bloodsucker who can only feed on people for whom she feels sympathy. Join us a the ByTowne Cinema following the screening for a special introduction and Q&A session with Araine Louis-Seize! Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: … Read more


Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren (“Women in Gold”, “The Queen”) steps into the shoes of Israels first female Prime Minister, Golda Meir, in the new biographical drama centered around the Yom Kippur War. As tensions rise between Israel and American leadership during the 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Golda Meir (Helen … Read more


Sometimes the scariest problems just run in the family. That’s what Annie Graham (Toni Collette) finds after her supportive but secretive mother passes away. Annie is surprised at how many people attend the funeral and soon comes to realize that her Mother’s presence continues to linger, focusing eerily on Annie’s daughter (Milly Shapiro). As Annie … Read more

Flora and Son

Flora and Son

From the creative genius of director, John Carney (Begin Again, Sing Street) comes a musical comedy-drama that is sure to leave your heart in perfect harmony. Flora, (Eve Hewson, Bridge of Spies, Enough Said) a single mother living in Dublin, is having trouble connecting and keeping her estranged son Max, a rebellious teenage and petty … Read more

ByTowne Anime: Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon A Time

Calling all Anime fans! Join us for an unforgettable journey through the apocalyptic world of Evangelion, where humanity’s fate hangs in the balance. Witness the epic conclusion to the Evangelion saga in all its cinematic glory on the big screen! Immerse yourself in the stunning visuals, intricate storytelling, and heart-pounding action that have made this … Read more

Farewell My Concubine (4K Restoration)

Join us for an all new restoration of the film masterpiece “Farewell My Concubine.” Set against the backdrop of 20th-century China’s tumultuous history. Directed by Chen Kaige, the story revolves around the lives of two Peking opera performers, Dieyi and Xiaolou.Spanning from the 1920s to the 1970s, the story is a sweeping exploration of friendship, … Read more

Klassic Kidz: Beetlejuice

Klassic Kidz celebrates the 35th Anniversary of our favourite “bio-exorcist” and Ghost with the Most! After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona … Read more

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

It’s Halloween season and there’s no better time to watch Francis Ford Coppola’s all-star gothic epic that elevated the horror genre and made vampires cool again for a new generation of moviegoers. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel, this lush adaptation offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. Gary Oldman plays Dracula … Read more

A Brighter Tomorrow (Il sol dell’avvenire)

Giovanni (Nanni Moretti), a renowned Italian filmmaker, is in the midst of shooting his next feature film revolving around the impact on the Italian Communist Party of the USSR invasion of Hungary in 1956. But between his marriage in crisis, his co-producer on the verge of bankruptcy, and the rapidly changing film industry, everything seems … Read more

Anatomy Of A Fall

Winner of this year’s Palme d’Or, suspenseful, and thrilling until the final moment “Anatomy of a Fall” is a riveting portrait of a complex woman put on trial for the murder of her spouse. For the past year, Sandra, her husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote … Read more