The RPL Film Theatre screens the best of world cinema – up to 15 films a month. The Film Theatre has something for everyone and is the only cinema in the city to consistently present critically-acclaimed new releases and repertory cinema, including:
RPL Film Theatre also presents monthly events like Talkies (where comedian Jayden Pfeifer and friends provide hilarious live commentary on less-than-excellent films) and Independent Visions (which features the very best in experimental cinema), and hosts exciting film festivals, special events like Foodie Film Night, and the wildly popular Cannes Advertising Awards.
For more than 50 years, Regina Public Library (RPL) has played a pivotal role in the cultural life of the city of Regina and the surrounding areas. In the mid-60s, interest in a permanent venue for film enthusiasts grew into a program at the Library – a co-operative effort between the local Film Council and the National Film Board of Canada. A landmark year for the cultural, multi-cultural and surrounding business communities was 1975, the year the RPL Film Theatre was officially launched.
Of course, another compelling reason for the RPL Film Theatre’s appeal over the decades is its location in the heart of Regina’s vibrant downtown. As one of the many attractions in the city, RPL Film Theatre draws an audience that is often comprised of out-of-town visitors. Economic spin-off benefits from the Film Theatre’s broad audience are highly visible: shared patronage with business and cultural groups stimulates the economy as it adds vitality to the city.
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We made some changes at the RPL Film Theatre this past spring.
The number of customers attending RPL Film Theatre screenings had decreased since 2012, and in 2017 our attendance was almost half what it used to be.
This decline was a concern – we believe in the mandate of the film theatre, and of its place in Regina’s cultural scene.
We wanted to inspire a love of the world and independent cinema in our community, and encourage more people to attend screenings and events at the theatre.
So we did our research and came up with a plan to revive the film theatre, while remaining our mandate to provide the best in the world and independent cinema.
Information about our films and events are available through our Film Theatre Schedule, from our staff, on this website and through our social media channels.
If you have questions about the changes, or new ideas about the film theatre, we would love to hear from you. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 306.777.6037.
See you at the theatre!