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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.


July Screening

The Commune

Screening: Thursday, July 20, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen and Helene Reingaard Neumann
Drama, 18A for mature thematics, sexuality and some nudity, 112 minutes, Danish with English Subtitles (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)


The new film by lauded Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration,” Oscar® nominated “The Hunt”) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune. Anna (Trine Dyrholm, who won Best Actress at the 2016 Berlinale for her performance) is a television newswoman; her husband, Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), teaches architecture at a university, but the grim reality of mentoring people whose career prospects are brighter than his own has left him disgruntled and bored. When Erik’s father passes away, the couple must decide what to do with the huge house that Erik grew up in, as it’s too expensive for them to occupy on their own. Erik prefers selling, but Anna — who has become frustrated with Erik’s dour outlook and longs for something new — suggests that they use this opportunity to experiment with communal living (which was all the rage in Scandinavia at the time). Energized by the era’s relaxed taboos, Anna and Erik assemble a diverse, rather motley crew of cohabitants and embark on their adventure, but soon take very different paths. Driven by brilliant lead performances from Vinterberg’s “Celebration” stars Thomsen and Dyrholm and supporting turns from Lars Ranthe and Fares Fares, THE COMMUNE is a sharply observed study of how new values can quickly come into conflict with old habits and affiliations.




Won, Best Actress (Dyrholm), Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Won, Best Actress (Dyrholm), Bodil Awards 2017
Nominated, Best Feature, Chicago International Film Festival 2016
Nominated, Narrative Feature Competition, Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2017




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