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We’ve partnered with the team at Oscilloscope Films to bring you the Best of CatVideoFest – The Creature Comforts Edition. For the first time ever, CatVideoFest is available to screen virtually outside of theatres! Long time CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire, Will Braden, has crafted a 40-min “treat” of a reel that includes the very best videos from CVF’s illustrious history. You can watch this selection any time while the link is live! Our doors are closed but we insist that your imaginations remain open. Thank you for keeping the art of cinema alive!

For more information about our Virtual Screenings, please visit our FAQ page.

Click here to watch - PAY WHAT YOU WANT!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The link above will take you through Vimeo on Demand. Rent this film directly through this special link that’s been created for The Civic Theatre, you will have the option to choose how much you’d like to pay for Best of CatVideoFest.

Since the “Best of CatVideoFest” isn’t feature-length, we are not offering this at a standard ticket price. Instead, we’re suggesting a “Pay What You Want” model, which will allow you to rent the curation of films for as little as $1.39CAD! We do understand that although it’s great just to be able to pay that minimum, this is a fun, special event that offers great support for The Civic Theatre during our tough period of temporary closure. We encourage patrons to give as much as they can to watch these videos. We guarantee you’ll be wildly entertained!

The wonderful team at Oscilloscope Films is offering us the lion’s share (no pun intended, of course) of the revenue, so The Civic Theatre earns 75% of all ticket sales. An incredibly generous deal from a dedicated distributor who is working hard to keep independent cinemas thriving at the moment.

Here’s a little cat-inspired breakdown of the pricing tier that we suggest…

The Kitty Ticket – $1.39: Consider this a child ticket, are you buying for your kid(s) and probably not going to watch the films yourself? This is for you! We encourage you to pay for the equivalent of 1 Kitty Ticket for each of the children in your household.

The House Cat – $6.00: This is our usual matinee price for Civic Theatre Members and a fantastic deal! We’d be so grateful if you paid for the equivalent of 1 House Cat Ticket for each person who will view the CatVideoFest Films.

The Maine Coon – $20: This is our current family ticket for some of our online screenings. Is your entire quaranteam sitting down to watch this as a full household? Then this ticket is for you!

The Tiger King – $50 or more: This is the epic ticket, and a huge show of support for our theatre. Although we know that it’s a great deal to spend, The Tiger King ticket helps us out considerably in a time of need.

Thank you to everyone who takes part in watching Best of CatVideoFest! No matter how much you can spend, we’re so grateful to have a wonderful and supportive community who cheers us on continuously!


CATVIDEOFEST is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. Click on the link to find out more about CatVideoFest.