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Battlefield Earth

Director: Roger Christian
USA 2000, 118 min
  • Apr 1 @ 7pm

Turkey Shoot again honours this fan favourite, considered one of the worst movies ever made. John Travolta battled for years to get L. Ron Hubbard's sci-fi novel made into a film. $79 million later, we have Travolta in comic book villain mode on stilts, Kelly Preston’s tongue, shaggy cavemen piloting spaceships, and Forest Whitaker as the Cowardly Lion with dreadlocks. Shot in Montreal in 1999, this gem is the most expensive movie made in Canada. And it has mucus guns! Ugh!

Featuring Live Comedic Commentary from Turkey Shoot's venerable host - Dave!

North by Northwest

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
USA 1957, 136 min, HD
  • Mar 28 @ 7pm
  • Mar 29 @ 1pm
  • Apr 1 @ 9:15pm

A quick-paced, glamourous espionage thriller, North By Northwest involves the tongue-in-cheek odyssey of a light-hearted and complacent Manhattan advertising executive who suddenly finds himself caught up in an unexplainable series of events and subterfuge. It all comes literally to a head on the Presidential faces of Mount Rushmore.

Spider-Man 2

Director: Sam Raimi
USA 2014, 127 min
  • Apr 2 @ 7pm

Marvel’s Web Slinger returns! Peter Parker must don his Spidey suit again to face off against not only Ock, but the forces of romantic and existential angst as well in what has been called the best of Raimi’s Spider trilogy.

Show your colours – dress up as your favourite character from the Marvel and DC universes and be entered for the chance to win a prize!

Double Feature Admission for Apr.2 Spider-Man 2 @ 7PM with The Dark Knight @ 9:30PM.

Available at Metro Cinema's box office @ 6:15PM.

Adults: $20, Students/Seniors/Children 12 & Under: $15

The Dark Knight

Director: Christopher Nolan
USA/UK 2008, 152 min
  • Apr 2 @ 9:30pm

DC delves into the dark heart of the Batman. The Joker is set on humiliating the forces for good and exposing Batman’s secret identity, showing him to be a poser and a fraud.This is a haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. (Roger Ebert)

Show your colours – dress up as your favourite character from the Marvel and DC universes and be entered for the chance to win a prize!

Double Feature Admission for Apr.2 Spider-Man 2 @ 7PM with The Dark Knight @ 9:30PM.

Available at Metro Cinema's box office @ 6:15PM.

Adults: $20, Students/Seniors/Children 12 & Under: $15

Mary Poppins

Director: Robert Stevenson
USA 1964, 139 min
  • Apr 3 & 6 @ 1pm

With umbrella in hand, Mary Poppins arrives to take on the care of the Banks children, Jane and Michael, in their parents' London home, and uplift the spirits of that patriarchal family. It's an enduring classic, beloved by children and adults alike. (New York Times)

National Gallery

Director: Frederick Wiseman
France/ UK/ USA 2014, 180 min
  • Apr 3 & 6 @ 3:45pm
  • Apr 11 @ 7pm

Turning his camera on works of art and the people who steer the distinguished London complex,Frederick Wiseman spent twelve weeks in the National Gallery in 2012, where his focus rested on the paintings, the people who lecture before them, those who conserve them, and the staff dedicated to preserving the museum’s reputation as one of the greatest art collections in the world.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

Director: Paola di Florio & Lisa Leeman
USA, 87 min
  • Apr 3 & 6 @ 7pm
  • Apr 4 @ 2:30pm
  • Apr 5 @ 4pm
  • Apr 7 @ 9pm

Today in the United States, yoga is pretty much about health and fitness; almost a century ago, it was presented to Americans as a religion, and rapt attention was paid to its prophet, Paramahansa Yogananda. Today his legacy resonates throughout North America’s yoga culture – even if most don’t realize it. This film will help change that.

It Follows

Director: David Robert Mitchell
USA 2014, 100 min
  • Apr 3 & 6 @ 9:15pm
  • Apr 4, 5 & 9 @ 9:30pm

It Follows, which premiered at Cannes this year, is a “haunting evocation of adolescent anxiety and yearning,” and, more importantly, it’s just plain creepy.

The Room

Director: Tommy Wiseau
USA 2003, 99 min
  • Apr 3 @ 11:30pm

The film widely considered the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is back! Be sure to catch Tommy and his friends the first Friday of every month for a late night screening this classic piece of so-bad-it’s-good cinema. You’re my favourite customer. Thanks a lot! Bye.

Silver Spoons Pass

Get the VIP treatment and skip the long lines at the box office by getting a Silver Spoons Pass. Each pass is valid for 5 single admissions to The Room./

Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party!

Director: Various
World - Wide, 150 min
  • Apr 4 @ 10am

Metro brings you another super-fun sugar-frosted cartoon event! Put on your best PJs and experience it all over again on the big screen! Programmed for all ages, the cereal will be all-you-can-eat and the cartoons will last over 2 hours. You’d better not miss the snap-crackle-fun!

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Director: Lily Amirpour
USA 2014, 99 min
  • Mar 27 & 30 @ 7pm
  • Mar 28, 29 & 31 @ 9:30pm
  • Apr 4 @ 4:45pm

A sly, slinky creeper set in an imaginary Iranian underworld, Amirpour’s debut feature blends elements of Lynchian neo-noir and spaghetti Western, but the film’s pointed, contemporary gender politics are very much its own. (Variety)

Vertigo

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
USA 1958, 128 min, HD
  • Apr 4 @ 7pm
  • Apr 5 @ 1pm
  • Apr 8 @ 9:15pm

A mesmerizing suspense/thriller about a macabre, doomed romance – a desperate love for an illusion – Vertigo follows a troubled man's obsessive search for an elusive ideal.

2014 Cannes Lions Awards: The World's Best Commercials

Director: Various
World - Wide, 120 min
  • Mar 27 & 30 @ 9:15pm
  • Mar 28 @ 4pm
  • Mar 29 @ 7:15pm
  • Mar 31 & Apr 5 @ 7pm

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Awards are some of the most prestigious honours in the advertising and communications industry. This annual compilation presents some of the world’s best commercials including a selection of the past year’s prizewinners. Presented by the Globe & Mail.

Singing the Blues with Anne Wheeler

By : metro

The resilience of the creative spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles is a central theme in Bye Bye Blues, Anne Wheeler’s ‘creative non-fiction’ portrait of her mother’s experiences in an Albertan dance band during WWII. It’s also an apt description of the award-winning film’s fortunes after its 1989 debut. While Bye Bye Blues received relatively wide distribution in the United States, it only appeared in seven Canadian cities for a short period when it was first released before disappearing from public distribution and entering an interminable period of copyright litigation.

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