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Dinner & Movie

Every third Thursday of the month join us for Dinner & Movie night! This is an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful film at Uptown Theatre as well as a special menu offered by an amazing participating Restaurant. The two screening times – 4pm and 8pm will allow you plenty of time to enjoy a meal either after or before the show. This program will cater to two great tastes: that of a fine meal or stellar film. We recommend the delectable pairing of both dinner and movie, but of course the option is there to just go to the restaurant or the theatre. The choice is yours.

Film tickets and meals are sold separately.

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

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


May Screening

After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

Screening: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Written and Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Kirin Kiki and Lily Franky
Drama, 117 minutes, Language: Japanese with English subtitles (Japan)


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Japanese master Kore-eda Hirokazu delivers one of his most satisfying efforts to date with his tender look at a disintegrating family and what truly remains of the love that was once there in abundance.” – Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight


“Kore-eda chronicles all this with his customary warmth and patience, [exploring] themes of familial and generational conflict while barely raising his voice above a whisper.” – Kenji Fujishima, Movie Mezzanine



Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.



Nominated, Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes Film Festival, 2016
Nominated, Best Feature, Chicago International Film Festival, 2016




Program is Sponsored by:


Contact the following sponsoring restaurant to make your reservation and inquire about their special Barrie Film Festival Dinner & Movie Menu!


The North Restaurant
49 Mary St., Barrie, ON


Groovy Tuesday’s Bistro
73 Collier St. Barrie