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The Pitch (Feb. 26 – Mar. 3)

The Pitch (Feb. 26 – Mar. 3)

Violet Crawley gets knocked down a peg from her Downton Abbey digs to life in a van.

Although life in a van is no hard thing to imagine for us Westfalia loving Kootenites, Maggie Smith, one of the most distinguished actresses, is the last person one would expect to be living in a dilapidated van in someones London driveway.  Smith plays the real life figure, Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Alan Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. Lady in the Van (rated PG) opens on Friday and plays Sat, Sun and Tuesday.

Derek Zoolander and Hansel get into more shenanigans when they get lured back into the modeling scene in Rome only to find themselves the target of a sinister plot.  Zoolander 2 (rated PG) plays as the late show to Lady in the Van and boasts a star-studded cast, which includes, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Milla Jovovich and surprise cameos by none other than Justin Bieber and Demi Levato.

Join us at the theatre for the 5:30 start of the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony on Sun. Feb. 28th. Check in this Wednesday’s Nelson Star for a tear out ballot to make your picks.  Drop off at The Civic anytime before Sunday at 5:30 to be entered for a chance to win some great prizes.

Member Mondays are now open to everyone.  Free for members and $10 for non, everyone is going to want to come out to February’s Member Movie Mad Max: Fury Road (Rated 14A) on Feb. 29th for one more chance to see this best picture nominated action spectacle on the big screen.  If you purchase a ticket for the movie and decide, “hey this is pretty good”, you can put your admission towards a Civic membership that entitles you to $1 the box office and the monthly member film free for a whole year.

Amnesty International follows up their great film festival with the amazing documentary, Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khdar on Mar. 2nd.  Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? After spending nearly half his life behind bars, including a decade at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, Khadr is suddenly released in Edmonton, AB. Finally, his story, in his own words. Check out the review in the Globe and Mail.

For this week’s Thursday affair, we bring in 45 Years (rated PG), the vehicle for the Best Actress nomination for Charlotte Rampling.  A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.


And starting next week, Hail, Caesar!, Hail, Civic: The Golden Age of Hollywood GalaHow To Be Single, Youth and Al Purdy Was Here.

[one_half]lady in the van-poster2Lady in the Van
Fri. Feb 26 @ 6:45, Sat. Feb 27 @ 6:45, Sun. Feb 28 @ 2:00, Tues. Mar 1 @ 6:45

[/one_half] [one_half_last]Zoolander2-posterZoolander 2
Fri. Feb 26 @ 9:00, Sat. Feb 27 @ 9:00, Tues. Mar 1 @ 9:00

[/one_half_last][one_half]mad-max-fury-road-poster2Mad Max: Fury Road
Mon. Feb 29 @ 7:00

[/one_half] [one_half_last]Guantanamos Child-posterGuantanamo’s Child: Omar Khdar
Wed. Mar 2 @ 7:00

[/one_half_last][one_half]45 Years-poster45 Years
Thurs. Mar 3 @ 7:30

[/one_half] [one_half_last]oscarparty16Hail, Civic! The Golden Age of Hollywood Gala
Sat. Mar 5 @ 6:45