A (Very) Brief History of Metro Cinema

Created by Dylan Rhys Howard for Metro Cinema.
Special Thanks to Bill Evans, The City of Edmonton Archives, and The Provincial Archives Of Alberta.

This is part of a series of mini-documentaries about the history of the media arts in Edmonton, made possible with the generous support of the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton.

Metro Cinema Theatrical Poster Auction

Metro Cinema is holding an online auction hosted through biddingowl where you can view an eclectic selection of theatrical movie posters from films we’ve shown over the years. All starting bids are $20. As a non-profit organization, funds raised from the auction will help Metro Cinema continue its ongoing mission of exhibiting unique programming that facilitates community engagement.


The auction runs from August 1st to September 6th and will conclude live at our 2018/2019 Season Launch on Friday, September 7th at 7pm, featuring a free 50th Anniversary screening of Planet of the Apes.

Metro Cinema Movie Trivia

So you think you know a thing or two about films, do you? Now you’re going to have to prove it at Metro Cinema Movie Trivia night! Prizes to be won. Food and drink specials to be had.

When: The last Sunday of every month at 8PM
Where: The Tavern – 10507 82 Ave.
Who: You! Maximum 5 people per team. $2 entry per player, winner takes all.

Hosted by Owen Armstrong & usually Nic Keating, but sometimes Dan Smith.

Bring Your Vision to a Very Big Screen

It’s that time again! Time to submit your film series ideas!

Metro Cinema is now accepting applications for guest curators in our 2018/19 season. At our home in the historic Garneau Theatre, Metro works to include the passions of many film enthusiasts, and to represent diverse perspectives on our screen. This could be for a single film or event, a recurring monthly or bi-monthly series, a condensed film festival/retrospective, or any other model you can envision.

Applications should be for programming to be scheduled between September 2018 and December 2019.

To be considered, complete the form. Feel free to supplement your proposal with any support materials you think are relevant, sent to director@metrocinema.org. Submissions received after April 20th, 2018 may not be considered this year.

Access the form here.

If you have additional material you want to provide in support of your idea, or questions about this process, send them to curatorialsubmissions@metrocinema.org, or call David Cheoros at 780.425.9212.