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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

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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Going to the Movies

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

I don’t know when I saw my first movie. I only know it was when I lived in Toronto in the 1940s. What I do know is that not long after my tenth birthday we moved to a small town which had a movie theater only one block away from our house. I was too young to be allowed into night movies alone, but I soon became an addict of the Saturday matinees—the Bowery Boys,
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Islanders at Atlantic Film Festival

Islanders at Atlantic Film Festival
Short films by Harmony Wagner, Jeremy Larter, Millefiore Clarkes selected for Showcase

PEI is being well represented at the Atlantic Film Festival which runs September 12–19 in Halifax, NS. Harmony Wagner’s short dramatic film The Queen of the Crows, Jason Arsenault and Jeremy Larter’s documentary The Crow Agenda, and Millefiore Clarkes’ documentary Island Green are all screening in the Atlantic
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Sap to Syrup

Director Marlowe Wood

Sap to Syrup a recent documentary on the maple syrup production process was a semi-finalist at the 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

“Many Canadians don’t know how maple syrup is made,” said Marlowe Wood, PEI resident and director of Sap to Syrup. “We produced Sap to Syrup so people could see how they can get involved in making maple syrup, and how the
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Biggest Screenwriters Bootcamp Yet

This year’s PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp workshop series boasts the highest number of writers from PEI participating in its seven-year history. The participants were: Ryan Gallant, Shane Mountain, Katie MacDonald, Justin O’Hanley, Susanne MacDonald, Adam Perry, Finley Martin, and Maureen Hill from PEI as well as Rachel Bower, Mary Seyffert-Hamblin, Shelley Thompson, Renée Hillier-Downs, Megan
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It’s Your Job Video

Colonel Gray Students Dane Cutcliffe and Alex MacKay are the PEI winners of the It’s Your Job youth workplace safety video contest. The two students won with a short video showing a number of young workers talking about workplace hazards and the importance of following safety protocols. The video contest is sponsored by the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice and the Workers Compensation
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Some Upcoming Events

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Projections on the Plaza

Until September 29
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screen [ ... ]

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]