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Screen One Series

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Discover extraordinary films all through the year!

2018 is our 23rd 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 online here, or at Uptown Theatre box office (during regular box office hours).

Season Passes $90

Season passes can be purchased online by clicking here.


The Bookshop

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Written and Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Cast: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy
Drama, PG for mature theme and tobacco use, 113 minutes
(United Kingdom/Spain/Germany)




“Bill Nighy shines as Brundish” – The Hollywood Reporter”


“Evokes the sensation of losing yourself in a good book. Emily Mortimer is simply perfect.” – One Room With a View



In 1959 England free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), THE BOOKSHOP is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.



Winner, Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, 2018
Winner, Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Goya Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Picture, José María Forqué Awards, 2018