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Speak–Easy Toastmasters

Speak–Easy Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00–8:15 pm a [ ... ]

Garden Club of PEI

The November 21 meeting of the Garden Club of PEI will include a presentation on Christmas Decoratin [ ... ]

National Parks Images

Parks Canada and Google have launched a collection of panoramic images of over 58 national historic sites and national parks from coast to coast. Using specialized equipment, teams photographed Canada’s most emblematic sites on land, water, by car, on foot, indoors and outdoors. Go to Google Maps or Google Earth and enter the name of a Parks Canada site. Be captivated by the beauty of our National
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Talk About It

The City of Charlottetown held an official launch of a new video produced by the Mayor’s Purple Ribbon Task Force on Family Violence Prevention recently. Talk About It, features a group of Charlottetown young people sharing what they learnt about the causes of violence, forms of violence, ways to prevent it and where to get help. The Mayor’s Task Force meets regularly at City Hall to consult with
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Use Your Brains

Holland College’s sustainability committee, the Green Machine, launched its second video recently. Use Your Brains is designed to remind people to conserve energy and water, and what better way to get the message across than with zombies? The video, produced by Brian Sharp of Charlottetown-based Mugisha Studios, features students from Holland College and members of the local film community, all of
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Here and Away on Air Canada Flights

Here and Away on Air Canada Flights
Andrew MacCormack film selected for enRoute Film Festival

Prince Edward Island born filmmaker Andrew MacCormack’s latest short film Here and Away will be playing on all Air Canada flights worldwide during the month of November 2013 as a part of the enRoute Film Festival.

MacCormack, who is now a freelance filmmaker in Halifax, shot half of the story on PEI and the other half in Shanghai, China.
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The Sound of a Movie

The Sound of a Movie
Luke MacDonald finds work as sound recordist

The Canadian feature film The Oxbow Cure was shown at City Cinema in October, and, if you are one of those people who stay in your seats and watch the credits roll, you might have noticed the name Luke MacDonald—credited with the sound recording for the film.

Luke is from Cymbria, PEI, now living in Toronto, and he dropped by The Buzz office recently to
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Night Watchman

Night Watchman
Profile: Derek Martin

by Jane Ledwell

I’ve had a lot of different jobs, and most of them feed into my work here in the cinema,” says City Cinema owner Derek Martin. “I’ve been a stage manager for theatre, and I know about making sure a show is running on time, managing a crowd. I’ve worked in a supermarket, so I know all the pop bottle labels should be facing out, and to check the best-before
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City Cinema @ 20

City Cinema @ 20

by Dave Stewart

There are places and people that we sometimes take for granted in PEI. These mainstays create a backdrop to our day-to-day, enhance our quality of life here, and gently influence us whether we interact regularly with them or not.

Without a doubt, City Cinema falls into this category, providing Islanders with the opportunity to see culturally significant movies onscreen while also
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I’d Like To Thank The Academy...

by Derek Martin

On September 28, 1993, City Cinema screened its first movie for the public, Strictly Ballroom. Fast-forward some 1, 700 movies and it’s our 20th anniversary! Check our listings for some special events. We’ll be reprising Food & Film with the appropriately named Haute Cuisine—see the movie, then enjoy a meal based on the film. For some fun around Halloween we’ll have The Movie
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I Remember the Time…

I Remember the Time…
Some favourite memories from friends of City Cinema

The Wedding

It was almost ten years ago. I was selling tickets at the cinema when he turned the corner, faced me and said cheerfully “Hey I know you!” He was standing with a cute redhead, (I had spotted the two of them a month earlier and thought to myself “damn shame he’s taken.”) At this meeting though, he saw me and despite my announcement
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Top of the Lists

Derek Martin researches the City Cinema archives

by Derek Martin

Our Top 20 Films by Attendance

I love documentaries but they drive me crazy—they are the most unpredictable genre to program. The hugely entertaining Academy Award winner Man On Wire was one of the most acclaimed films of its year. It is still the second-highest rated film (of any type) on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet it ranks 1,446 on our
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Some Upcoming Events

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $10, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advanc [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]