Support Independent Canadian Movie Theatres with Virtual Screenings of New Movies

Titles so far include 'Bacurau,' 'Corpus Christi' and 'The Wild Goose Lake'
Support Independent Canadian Movie Theatres with Virtual Screenings of New Movies
Udo Kier in a scene from 'Bacurau,' courtesy Kino Lorber.
Movie theatres across the globe have been shut down in order to slow the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has caused many film distributors to postpone new releases or move the releases online. Now, film distributors have teamed up with independent movie theatres across North America, including several in Canada, to give viewers access to new movies in isolation while allowing them to support their local institutions.

Both Film Movement's "Virtual Cinema" and Kino Lorber's "Kino Marquee" programs offer short-term access to new movies for $12 each. Each movie offers a different selection of partnering theatres from across Canada and the U.S. Viewers choose which theatre they wish to support, and the chosen theatre will receive half the ticket's cost.

"Virtual Cinema" has announced titles including Jan Komasa's Oscar-nominated 2019 drama Corpus Christi and Diao Yinan's 2019 crime thriller The Wild Goose Lake. "Kino Marquee" currently features one title: Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles's weird western, which won the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. 

Check out the list below to find out which Canadian theatres you can support with each new release.

Bacurau 

Metro Cinema – Edmonton, AB
Civic Theatre – Nelson, BC
VIFF Vancity Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Countryfest Community Cinema – Dauphin, MB
Fox Theatre – Toronto, ON
Screening Room – Kingston, ON
Apollo Cinema – Kitchener, ON
Regent Theatre – Picton, ON
Sudbury Indie Cinema – Sudbury, ON

Corpus Christi

VIFF Vancity Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Nelson Theatre – Nelson, BC
Paradise Theatre – Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Hamilton – Hamilton, ON
City Cinema – Charlottetown, PE
Cinema du Parc – Montreal, QC
Cinema Moderne – Montreal, QC

The Wild Goose Lake 

Metro Cinema – Edmonton, AB
VIFF Vancity Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Nelson Theatre – Nelson, BC
Paradise Theatre – Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Hamilton – Hamilton, ON
City Cinema – Charlottetown, PE
Cinema du Parc – Montreal, QC
Cinema Moderne – Montreal, QC

Film Movement's "Film Movement Classics" series will also screen Brazilian director Bruno Barreto's 1976 film Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, with partners including the Nelson Theatre in Nelson, BC.

Read about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadian artists, and follow Exclaim!'s list of Canadian music and film events affected by coronavirus.