While many of us discovered Canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. Here’s our monthly update featuring upcoming classic Canadian cinema screenings. Want your screening listed? Contact us.
February 8, 2014, 10:45pm
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa
That sexy succubus from Canada’s west coast is set to hit the big screen again. The big Canadian film discovery of 2013 heads back to Ottawa, screening not far from where a 16mm print of ther XXX curio was hidden away for more than three decades. More info here.
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
February 14, 2014, 11:30pm
Royal Theatre, Toronto
Cuddle up with someone you love for George Mihalka’s gleefully gory East coast Canadian slasher flick. Special Valentine’s Day screening!
We’re pleased to present another look back at Canadian movies on TV by our friends at Retrontario.
Canada’s canary into the Pay TV coal mine was a riveting pop culture jolt when it arrived in early 1983. Competing services FIRST CHOICE and SUPERCHANNEL were forced to combine resources just over one year later as FIRST CHOICE*SUPERCHANNEL , now fondly remembered as the era’s primary delivery system for big ticket Hollywood titles, rare-as-hen’s teeth Can-con, and boobies. Here’s a taste of some of the more exciting moments this $15 per month service offered to content starved ‘80s eyeballs.
1986 got off to a wonky start On First Choice*Superchannel with a New Year’s Day showing of the glacial bore 2010, preceded by Goldie Hawn in PROTOCAL, YENTL and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. Was this an omen of the year to come? Sanity was restored thankfully with premieres of John Carpenter’s pensive but brilliant STARMAN, John Landis’ LA noir INTO THE NIGHT and nudity strewn pictures like PREPPIES, NIGHT PATROL and Rock Hudson in THE AMBASSADOR thrown in for insomniacs and hungry-eyed teenage boys.