THE POST Fri-Thurs (Feb 16-22) 7pm plus Tues/Wed (20/21) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Suspense
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: PG with violence and coarse language
Trailer: The Post

Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
Director: Steven Spielberg

Synopsis: Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light. The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project.


Genre: Doc/Music
Canada 2017
Runtime: 103 min
Trailer: Rumble

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Synopis: This film is a celebratory examination of the suppressed role of Canadian and American First Nations writers and performers, and their contributions to popular music. The title comes from “Rumble”, the 1958 smash hit, instrumental single by Shawnee musician Link Wray, which was widely banned from airplay in the US.
Through dynamic archival footage, photographs, and a series of fascinating interviews with a variety of pop-culture celebrities and commentators, the film finely balances biographical sketches with historical context to finally reveal this long overdue missing chapter.


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CRS: ROLSTON STRING QUARTET – Sun (Feb 18, 2018) 2:30pm

The Rolston String Quartet—Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dyrda, violins; Hezekiah Leung, viola and Jonathan Lo, cello—was awarded first prize at the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition. That same year, the RSQ was listed among the CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” A winner of Philadelphia’s Astral 2016 National Auditions and the 2016 John Lad Prize, the RSQ was also the grand prize winner of the 2016 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

Formed in 2013 at the Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency, they take their name after the Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, the esteemed founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Program at the Banff Centre.

“What great jubilance and exuberance these fresh-faced players radiated, and what a thrilling cohesion of phrasing and tone.” (The Broad Street Review)

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email

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BURLESQUE RED CARPET GALA Fri (Feb 23) 7pm (Gala); 8pm (Show)

The ladies from Boudoir Rouge Burlesque have been working hard to bring you the very first Sunshine Coast Burlesque Festival! The Red Carpet Experience is designed to delight, tantalize and thrill. With over 30 performers there is bound to be something for everyone. This classy event will include a red carpet reception with Boudoir Rouge dancers complete with photo ops, a complimentary beverage, and exclusive deals on merchandise. Bring out your ball gown ladies and leave your jeans at home!

Also featuring Virago Nation, a Vancouver based burlesque troupe. Founded in May 2016, Virago Nation is a collective of burlesque performers on a mission to reclaim Indigenous sexuality from the toxic effects of colonization. We believe that all people, especially indigenous women, deserve a healthy and fun relationship with their bodies. This is our reconciliation.

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Tickets: $45

Met Opera: Puccini’s LA BOHEME Sat (Feb 24, 2018) 9:30am

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème,
the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

Runtime:  3:16

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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PADDINGTON 2 Sat-Mon (Feb 24-26) 5pm plus Sat/Tues (Feb 24/27) 2pm

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: G with no advisory
Trailer: Paddington 2

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Brendan Gleeson
Director: Paul King

Synopsis: PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

MOLLY’S GAME Sat-Thurs (Feb 24-Mar 1) 7:30pm plus Wed (Feb 28) 2pm

Genre: Biography, Drama
Runtime: 140 min
Rated: PG with violence, coarse language and drug use
Trailer: Molly’s Game

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera, Joe Keery, Rachel Skarsten, Graham Greene, Brian d’Arcy James
Director: Aaron Sorkin

Synopis: Based on the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents. She is charged with operating an illegal gambling business.
She immediately contacts her defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba). Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars and business titans.  She also manages to get the attention of the Russian mob. She is offered complete immunity in exchange for hard drives that will bring down the mob. However, Molly has a different plan and isn’t willing to give up.

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Theatre from London) Sun (Feb 25) 2pm

Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 28 November 2017. 

Cast: Eve Best, Anne Reid, Eleanor Bron, Crystal Clarke, Emma Fielding, Dominic Rowan, Lister Smith, William Gaunt

Synopsis: Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be captured live for cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today. ‘One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.’ Oscar Wilde

Tickets are $15 ($10 for under 18yrs old). Available at the box office on the day of the showing.

THE SHAPE OF WATER Fri-Thurs (Mar 2-8) 7pm plus Tues/Wed (Mar 6/7) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Romance
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: 14A with sexually suggestive scenes, violence and nudity
Trailer: The Shape of Water

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer
Director: Guillermo del Toro

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

LUCKY (SC Film Soc) Sat (Mar 3) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Comedy
USA 2017
Runtime: 88 min
Trailer: Lucky

Director: John Carroll Lynch

Synopsis: With some 200 performances to his credit, Harry Dean Stanton is a mainstay of American acting, and this film is his valediction: a funny, poignant portrait of a man approaching death with all the dignity he can muster.
Lucky is a man living life on his own terms: from yoga exercises to his daily pack of smokes, he does it his way, all the time. But now he’s approaching the end of the road, and it’s time to take stock. Stirring monologues, lovable characters, and, of course, superb acting …you can almost hear Harry saying goodbye.


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