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About the RPL Film Theatre

Screenings are here!

The RPL Film Theatre is open!

There's even more good news: all film screenings are still 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 now that the provincial restrictions have been removed:  

  • While seating is now at full capacity, social distancing standards are still encouraged when possible.
  • Try to 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!

Kanopy

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

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hoopla

Hoopla brings you thousands of movies, television shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and comics for free.

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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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FAQs
What will my trip to the Film Theatre be like?
  • All screenings will be free until further notice. 
  • While seating is now at full capacity, social distancing standards are still encouraged when possible.
  • Try to keep two empty chairs between them and other customers who are not in their family group. 
  • All visitors over age five are expected to wear a mask in the library and the Film Theatre, including people who are vaccinated. We have masks, including kids’ masks, available for you. 
  • 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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