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About the RPL Film Theatre

Screenings are back!

We’re pleased to announce that RPL Film Theatre is now open!

There's even more good news: all film screenings are free until further notice.

The Film Theatre is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We’ll be screening a different film at each showing, including:

  • School-age film matinees on Wednesdays at 1:30pm
  • Family matinees on Saturdays at 3:00pm
  • Community-focused films on Wednesday evenings

Your viewing experience will be a bit different due to new safety protocols:  

  • Seating will be limited to ensure social distancing standards are met.
  • Please keep 2 empty chairs between yourself and others who are not in your family group.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the Film Theatre.

If you’d rather watch from home, all the films are available via our digital services or physical collection, with your library card.

Welcome back!

Our Story

The RPL Film Theatre screens the best of world cinema. We have something for everyone, and are the only cinema in the city to consistently present critically-acclaimed new releases and repertory cinema, including:

  • Canadian and world cinema
  • Experimental and arthouse films
  • Documentaries
  • Cult favourites
  • Cinema classics, including restorations

We also provide access to cinema through our digital services, hoopla, Kanopy and NFB Campus.

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Access It For Free With Your Library Card!


Stream the best in popular movies, classic films, world cinema, and documentaries for free with your Library card.

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NFB Campus

Get great Canadian content from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), with free streaming video of NFB films.

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What will my trip to the Film Theatre be like?


  • All screenings will be free until further notice. 
  • Seating will be limited to ensure social distancing standards can be met. Customers are asked to keep two empty chairs between them and other customers who are not in their family group. 
  • Masks are strongly encouraged. Masks will be available for customers who do not have one of their own. 
  • Hand washing or sanitizing is encouraged before entering the Film Theatre. Sanitizer is available in the Theatre and all over the library. 
  • Food, such as popcorn and drinks, will not be served or permitted in the Film Theatre. 
  • Crowd flow may be redirected. 
Can I watch the Film Theatre movies from home?

Yes! All of the films we screen at the Film Theatre will be available to RPL cardholders for streaming on our digital services or physical collection.

Can I still eat popcorn in the Film Theatre?

No. Food, such as popcorn and drinks, will not be served or permitted in the Film Theatre. 

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