Ticket and Concession Price Update

It’s no surprise that the current state of inflation affects every household and business. It’s a reality that expenses are increasing, from film shipping to popcorn kernels and butter, let alone the electricity surging through the projector and onto the screen.


Metro has not updated our ticket prices in five years, and we do whatever we can to keep screenings in the Garneau affordable and accessible. We continue to offer frequent specials, including by-donation screenings and bonus content you won’t find elsewhere.


As of September 2022, Metro’s regular prices have been adjusted to the following:


Regular admission ticket prices:
Adult: $14
Student: $11
Senior: $11
Youth: $11
Tuesdays: $8 for all!


Regular concession prices:
Popcorn: $5 / $6 / $6.50
Fountain drinks: $3.50 / $4.50 / $5
Candy: $2.50 / $4.50


Want to save some cash and support Metro in the process? Purchase a Silver Screen annual pass or Cinema Six Pack to get more value as a regular customer. You can find more details about our passes here: https://www.metrocinema.org/admission-passes/


This isn’t an easy time for anyone’s finances, and we thank you for your understanding.

METRO GALLERY: The Everlasting Journey

The featured exhibit runs August 1-31, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.


Paula Sommers has had a lifelong love for art. Her paintings are abstract impressions of places, people, or ideas created with lush splashes of color and playful brushwork. Sommers’ particular style opens a dialogue with the viewer, suggesting ideas and features through color and form, yet leaving interpretation open to her audience. Born in Calgary, Sommers is wonderfully adept at absorbing the feeling of a place and then recreating in her very personal artistic language. “Celebrate life, humans, the marks people make on the world, and our community. Treasure the local, the eccentric, the ordinary; whatever is made from caring. Respect what people have built for themselves and given away. Find the beauty in some battered old wall, give it new life, share color and joy with the world while it stands still.” Sommers lives and works in Alberta, Canada.

Metro Cinema Merch

We know you all love Metro Cinema and show your support by coming out to our screenings, but have you ever thought about taking a little bit of Metro home with you? We’re not talking about our tasty popcorn—although you know what? Go ahead and treat yourself. Take home a bag for later. You deserve it.


What we’re actually talking about though is the brand new merch we have in stock! If you were thinking it’s time to put some new art on your wall, change up the pins on your jacket, or add a snazzy new shirt into your wardrobe, then we’ve got you covered. You can now purchase any or all of these items from the Metro Cinema box office during evenings and weekends when we’re open for screenings.


Enamel Pins: $10

Glossy Posters (11×17): $10

T-shirts (size S–3XL): $30


Remember the days before Metro joined the 21st Century and got a digital ticket system? iykyk.



11×17 glossy.





METRO GALLERY: twig salad, mountain soup. 

The featured exhibit runs July 1-31, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.


Artist Statement
Lisi and Gwen’s joint art installation is the centre of the exhibit, which also features some new pieces their parents have created responding to their lines, subject matter, materials and process.


Gwendolyn Turner, Annalisa Hartfeil-Richards & Co., or Lisi and Gwen, are friends and their parents make art, music, film, and culture as their primary occupation. Lisi is a 4-year-old who creates maps and bug drawings as well as papier-mache witches and egg salad sandwiches. Gwen is 3 and interested in drawing snakes, sidewalks and monsters.


Young artists join parents in Metro Gallery showing – The Edmonton Journal

Call for Gallery Submissions 2022/2023

Metro Cinema offers Edmonton unique cinematic experiences that engage, entertain, and educate. We invite artists working in any aspect of visual arts—two dimensional, three dimensional, or video—to submit their work to our gallery for consideration. The Metro Gallery is located in the lobby of the historic Garneau Theatre and has multiple areas for displaying art: 2 10ft-wide wall spaces, an enclosed display case, and a projector and lobby screen. Submissions may include the use of any or all of these areas.

Metro Cinema will provide a $100.00 honorarium and Metro movie passes to each monthly artist, and offers the opportunity for artists to sell their work during their exhibition. Work accepted will generally be programmed for a one-month period and scheduled to mutual satisfaction with selected artists.


Submission Requirements:

  • Artist CV with current contact information
  • Artist statement, and bio (each max 150 words)
  • Image list (title, medium, date made, dimensions)
  • 3-10 images of work proposed

All requirements must be submitted digitally (i.e. Images sent in JPEG format, word documents sent in PDF format, etc.) and should be labeled accordingly.



  • E-mail submissions to t.rechner@metrocinema.org with the topic line Gallery Submission.
  • Name your JPEG files as follows: 1yourname_titleofwork, 2yourname_titleofwork, etc.
  • Submissions must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Pieces must be ready to be installed upon arrival.


Additional Information:

  • Wall spaces are approx. 6′ high by 10.5′ wide.
  • Glass fronted display area is approx. 4′ high by 4′ wide by 2′ deep. There is power and illumination in the display area.
  • A projector and smaller theatre screen in the lobby is also available for use.
  • Your artwork will be displayed for the duration of the month chosen.

Submissions accepted year round. For more information and to submit your work, e-mail t.rechner@metrocinema.org.


Gallery Layout:

Metro Cinema Board of Directors Opportunity

Metro Cinema Film Society is looking for people excited to be on its Board of Directors!
Metro Cinema is a community-based not-for-profit society devoted to creating and fostering opportunities for the exhibition of diverse, unique shared viewing experiences in Edmonton.
Metro’s governing board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, developing its vision and strategic goals, and overseeing the work of the executive director.
Every board member is expected to, at minimum, hold an executive position or chair at least one committee. Current committees include Programming, Fundraising, Volunteering, Facility Maintenance, Policy, and Recruiting. Board members are required to attend monthly board meetings, regular committee meetings, and special events at the theatre. Board members are also expected to help with Metro’s fundraising initiatives. Board membership is a volunteer position but comes with perks such as free entry to most of our screenings. 
Metro’s board is currently looking for people with skill sets in the following areas:
  • Finance or Fundraising
  • Legal or Risk Management
  • Organizational Development or Strategic Planning
Previous board or governance experience is an asset.
Metro Cinema recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to recruit and maintain a board of directors with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, skills, and backgrounds. When recruiting for board composition, we will consider applicants on merit while giving due consideration to recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, neurodiversity, and any protected characteristic. People from under-represented or marginalized communities are especially encouraged to self-identify.
If you are interested in serving on Metro’s board, please submit a statement of interest to the Executive Director (info@metrocinema.org) by June 15th. If you have any questions, we will be happy to give you a call. Please include a phone number with a statement about why you want to be on the board and what skills and experience you can bring to Metro. 

Metro Gallery: Home

The featured exhibit runs June 1-30, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.


Artist Statement
I began this series when we were all holed up at home early in the pandemic. In viewing my drawings more recently, I began to contemplate the concept of home in our increasingly unstable and unequal world. The word “home” most often brings to mind images of comfort, safety and ease, as it should. It is a basic need of life, but has it become a privilege? More than ever in today’s world, “home” can be precarious – domestic violence, financial insecurity, war, persecution, natural and man-made disasters – all threaten and destroy homes. How do we define and re-create home when it has been taken from us?


Marlena Wyman is an Edmonton artist whose main creative focus is women’s history, inspired by her long-time work in the heritage community. She has exhibited across Canada and is a co-founder of Urban Sketchers Edmonton. Her work can be seen here and here.

Metro Gallery: Cause & Effect

The featured exhibit runs May 1-31, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.


Artist Statement

There is a fascination with the many shells of the world. From layers below, through the thin layers we occupy to the strata of the sky and space, the myriad of energy and matter and the intricate play of the many systems may be harnessed for our benefit. We can see how forces affect other forces and yet many more interactions will never be discovered by anyone, ever. A cruise along the highway may seem innocuous enough but on other levels it means irreversible disruption for who knows what. It may not a good idea to dwell on this as it may drive one to distraction and oblivion. On the other hand, it may be fine to speculate on this to mentally live adventure to the furthest and limitless spheres of revelation.


Will Truchon gained a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba (1992), a Master of Fine Art from the Ohio State University (1995) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary (2011). He has held a variety of positions as a gallery technician, ceramic technician and art instructor. Among his other artistic interests are life-long passions for architecture, industrial and graphic design, film, music and general diversion. As an artist, Will works in several mediums not limited to ceramics, painting, multi-media sculpture and photography.

Metro Gallery: A Smokin’ 50

The featured exhibit runs April 1-30, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.


Artist Statement

A Smokin’ 50 is a series of pop portraits celebrating some of the most influential people of the early 20th century. The thespians and artists chosen for this project were born between 1880 and 1930: within 50 years of each other. Created with palette knives, these artworks depict stars from the golden age of cinema, and some of the most renowned visual artists of that era.


Gabriela Rosende is a Chilean born, Canadian artist working from Edmonton. Her artwork is predominantly autobiographical, feminist, intersectional, and project-based. Artworks for this exhibit were created specifically for the location.

For more information please visit www.gabrielarosende.ca.

Metro Gallery March art show: Resonance

The featured exhibit runs March 1-31, 2022 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.



: the enhancement of an atomic nuclear, or particle reaction, or a scattering event by excitation of internal motion in the system.


These works toy with emotions, and how they resonate outside ones self . We have the ability to change atmospheres.


Darren Woluschuk was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and has been painting and drawing for over 30 years. Most of his work is mixed media. Visit his website here.


Projects & Galleries
Pintando lepaz Mural projects: Central America
ArtsHab One: Edmonton
Doug Udell Gallery: Edmonton