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Third Thursday

3rd Thursday is another exciting addition to our monthly offering so that we can bring you more screening opportunities and also have a time slot where we can add a variety of genres from more challenging, thought-provoking features to documentaries and there may even be some lighthearted selections in the mix. We guarantee we will showcase a wide variety of material from Canada and around the world.

Film tickets: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students

Advance tickets are available one week before screening online and at the Uptown Theatre box office (in the evenings an hour before their first screening). HST is included in the ticket price.

September Screening


Screening: Thursday, September 20, 2018 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Written and directed by: Michael Pearce
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James
Drama, 14A for coarse language, sexual content, disturbing content, 107 minutes (United Kingdom)


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“There is nothing more enjoyable than a film that shatters your expectations, turning a confident hunch about what’s coming next into smithereens of doubt. The British thriller “Beast” does it strikingly well.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune


“Beast is a pitch black ride into the recesses of the human soul, and Buckley is the film’s cold, dark heart.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News


“The dark nail-biter eschews the obvious at every turn and is less a whodunit than a twisted moral meditation grounded by its mesmerizing leading lady.” – Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic



Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.



Nominated – Best Screenplay, Miami Film Festival, 2018
Nominated – Narrative Feature Competition, Montclair Film Festival, 2018
Nominated – Best Film, Stockholm Film Festival, 2017
Nominated – Platform Prize, Toronto International Film Festival, 2017
Nominated – Sutherland Award, First Feature Competition, London Film Festival, 2017



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