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Screen One Series

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Discover extraordinary films all through the year!

2016 is our 21st year for this popular monthly film series, which provides an enhanced opportunity for local audiences to see the finest Canadian, Independent and World cinema on offer. Screenings are on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month from January through to December at Uptown Theatre.


Individual Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
(prices include HST)

Advance tickets are available two weeks before each screening at Uptown Theatre and MacLaren Art Centre, or day of screening. Box office opens one hour before first screening of the day.


Sing Street


Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Written and Directed by: John Carney
Cast: Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton and Aidan Gillen

Drama/Musical, 14A thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking, 105 minutes (Ireland/UK/USA)

“Few films are ever as enjoyable and endearing as Sing Street. From its five-star cast to its unforgettable soundtrack, Carney’s latest musical masterpiece dances around with a jovial charm that’s addicting and innocent enough to revisit again and again.” – Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound

“A rite-of-passage romance wrapped in a let’s-make-a-band scenario, the disarming film colors its social realism with the kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy often found in a four-minute music video.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter


From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). He is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band… yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their hearts into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.



Won, IFTA Award, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2016
Won, Southwest Airlines Audience Award and Special Jury Prize – Best Original Song, Nashville Film Festival, 2016




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