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I’m sooo thirsty, Cineplex

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July 8th, 2015

Anyone who has ever met me knows how much I love movie theatres. Often, it’s more about being at the cinema for two hours then it is about whatever I’m seeing. Yet, I’m starting to get so turned off to the experience…

Saying good-bye to the Globe Cinema

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June 16th, 2014

The credits finished rolling, the studio logo flashed, and the screen went dark. The last few audience members shuffled out and that was that- the end of the Globe Cinema.

I wanted to applaud. I wanted to cry. Instead, I shuffled out silently, too. The last customer to walk out of the Bijou.

It’s the second time the triplex in Portage Place has ceased operations, but I fear it’s also probably the last. I’ll remain hopeful that’s not the case.

I’ve always wanted to own a movie theatre. My mom recently showed me a drawing from grade 1. I had drawn the Famous Players St. Vital box office facade. The Portage Place theatre, with its unique decor, was a big part of my childhood, too.

I remember seeing Free Willy, which was put on for the city’s elementary school patrols. Other classics included Pocahontas, Grumpy Old Men, and Toy Story. Titanic was my first experience seeing gigantic lineups wrapping around the mall’s top floor (and any theatre, for that matter).

Taking a Snow Check for Opening Night

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April 2nd, 2013

Winter just won’t end. This should be obvious to you if you’ve left your house or even looked out a window lately. Personally, I dislike winter. A lot. I actually dislike spring a lot too, though: It’s still cold a lot of days, it’s slushy, wet, and dirty, and it costs a lot of money […]

Readying the reels for season 6 at Dacotah Drive-In

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February 14th, 2013

That melting outside isn’t just a fluke. This Saturday, we’re only 7 weeks away from opening night at the Dacotah Drive-In. The screen is blazing back to life Saturday, April 6. This off-season we’ve been hard at work re-branding the theatre. We’ve come up with new branding consisting of cool blue, baby pink, and blacks […]

The Cinema Becomes The Waiting Room

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January 31st, 2013

This past Saturday I caught a screening of The Waiting Room at Winnipeg Film Group‘s Cinematheque. Being the fan of cinema that I am, I was pretty happy to finally be exposed to this gem of a cinema, which is celebrating its 30th year. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GVArrNT7MI] Now, I’m a fan of movies like this: the raw […]

Dacotah Drive-In Film Festival – Call For Submissions

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January 15th, 2013

Want to get an audience for your original content? We’re looking to fill our 20-foot wide screen with homegrown talent at our first annual film fest tentatively scheduled for June 22, 2013. You can be one of the stars twinkling that night when you debut your feature to our loyal audience of film buffs. Between […]

Cue the dancing hot dog

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September 16th, 2012

Probably one of my favourite hobbies is running my drive-in movie theatre. The Dacotah Drive-In, located in Dacotah, Manitoba, 15 minutes past the shuttered Odeon Drive-In, runs classic films with Dolby Digital surround sound broadcasted to your car’s FM stereo. We also have a full concession stand with onion rings, curly fires, and hot buttered […]