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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I show up?

Normally the box office opens 30 minutes before the early show and 20 minutes before the late show. Tickets for the late show do not go on sale until the first show is over. We close the door for a few minutes between shows to clean up. Sell-outs happen once in a while for our more popular films - usually arriving before ten minutes to show time will get you in on our busier nights. Advance tickets are available only through this site, and we do not take phone reservations.

What does it cost?

Regular admission is $10.00. Members, Seniors (65 & over), and Juniors (14 & under) pay $7.00.

How can I pay?

At this time we accept cash and cheques. For advance bookings, through this website only, we use PayPal. To purchase advance tickets, click on the title of any film on our calendar and follow the instructions under "Purchase Advance Tickets". Advance tickets are available until 12 Noon the day of any given showing.

Do I need a membership to see a movie?

No, anyone can come anytime for regular price. A membership will save you money though. They cost $20.00 ($16.00 for students), and are good for a year from the date of purchase. If you come to City Cinema more than once every two months, you save money. If you come just once every 2 weeks, it adds up to over $50 in savings over a year. Members must show their cards to receive the discount, and cards are not transferrable or replacable.

Are you wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we have left out the aisle seats on the back row to leave space for wheelchairs, and our entrances and washrooms are accessible.

Do you have a canteen?

Yes. We sell popcorn, pop, apple and orange juice, Five Alive, Nestea, Glosettes, Zero bars, nibs, lemonade, and bottled water. Our popcorn is popped in canola oil, and topped with real butter on request. We also brew a variety of teas and coffees to order.

What do the ratings mean?

You can click on a rating in the film description page to get an explanation of what films with a given rating may contain (you can also click here: G, PG, 14A, 18A, R, A).
Please phone us (368-3669) if you want more information about the content of any film. There are several websites providing very specific information about film content, including violence, drugs, sex, moral issues, etc. A couple I've found are: kids-in-mind.com and commonsensemedia.org. Be warned, in their thoroughness they often give away plot information.

How long have you been here?

We opened September 28, 1993 with Strictly Ballroom.

How many seats do you have?

We have 70 seats and two spaces for wheelchairs.

Can I rent the theatre?

City Cinema is available for rentals for private screenings, rehearsal space, meetings, etc. Please call or email for details.