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)



The ByTowne Guide

Page one of the current ByTowne GuideThe ByTowne Guide is our FREE tabloid that covers all of our movies for each two-month period. If you've been getting your ByTowne information from our web site alone, you're only seeing a part of the picture!

Over 200 friendly bookstores, music shops, restaurants, food stores and information centres all over the city carry the ByTowne Guide. The ByTowne Guide has reviews of all the films we play, more photos, and some features you won't find on the web site. Plus, there's a comprehensive calendar of all screenings that you can pin up on your bulletin board or fridge door.

To find a ByTowne Guide, try the Bridgehead Coffee location nearest you, any Royal Oak pub, or your local branch of the Ottawa Public Library. If those don't work for you, there are lots of other outlets. Just e-mail us at and tell us where you live, shop or work. We'll point you to a convenient rack of ByTowne Guides, or....

ByTowne Members are entitled to have the Guide mailed to them, FREE. Just write us at and give us your Membership number, expiry date and complete mailing address. For more about Membership, see About The ByTowne.

The calendar page on the back page of the hard-copy ByTowne Guide is too big to print on most home or office printers, but we've got a work-around for that. Half of that page, i.e. each month’s calendar, fits neatly on a letter-sized .pdf document. Go to this page to view, download and print the monthly calendars.

To advertise in the ByTowne Guide (our circulation is over 43,000 copies per issue), download our Rate Card and look us over. It includes sizes, prices, technical specifications and all our deadlines.


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