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Be a Guest Programmer

Have an opinion about a film, genre, or series that you think we should be showing? Here’s your chance to take on some of the programming at Metro Cinema. Every year Metro works with many people who are passionate about a filmmaker, a genre, a new way to think about films, in order to bring a diversity of perspectives to our screen. Some people choose to suggest recurring monthly or bi-monthly series, while others create festivals and miniseries, or a single multi-faceted evening at the Garneau Theatre. Submissions should not include self produced work. If you are interested in seeing your film on the big screen, feel free to contact us any time throughout the year here!

Our online application form, available here, dives into your specific interest and asks for sample film titles. If we select your submission, you’ll work with our team to bring your vision to the public. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. We will begin working with the chosen submissions as early as September 2020.

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 14 – February 2020

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta. As well as an overall look at the calendar for February with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Talicia Dutchin, Shama Rangwala, & William Latham – this episode also features an interview with Professor of History and Classics, and curator of Metro’s Bring On The Extra-Terrestrials series, Robert Smith, PhD.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 13 – January 2020

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the calendar for January with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, and Talicia Dutchin – this episode also features an interview with journalist, filmmaker, and curator of Metro’s new 7 Deadly Sins series, G. H. Lewmer.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

Support our winter fundraising campaign!

As another year comes to a close, we’re excited to screen some of our favourite holiday movies. Our schedule is packed with classics like White Christmas, contemporary hits like Elf, and controversial picks like Die Hard (definitely a Christmas movie!).

It’s getting harder and harder for a small independent to keep up, though – we were unable to screen Home Alone this year, and we grappled with a global corn shortage. It’s possible for us to screen nearly 400 films a year because we’re a charity; much of our financial support comes from public funders, but we also rely on the support of individuals like you.

Thinking forward, we established our endowment fund with the Edmonton Community Foundation last year. We’ve made an additional contribution of $4,785, and we’re hoping to surpass that with a $10,000 goal for our 2019/2020 campaign. You can earmark donations to our endowment fund by clicking here.

With your support, we’re working hard to ensure we’re around when it’s time to call Elf a classic, too.

 

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 12 – December 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the calendar for December with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, Nick Keating, and William Latham – this episode also features an interview with journalist, filmmaker, and curator of Metro’s new 7 Deadly Sins series, G. H. Lewmer.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 11 – November 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the calendar for November with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, Talicia Dutchin and Shama Rangwala – this episode also features an interview with professional illusionist and stage & screen magic consultant Paul Kieve.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 10 – October 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the calendar for October with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, Nick Keating and Sylvia Douglas – this episode also features interviews with Boom Bap Cinema’s Ramneek Tung, DEDfest curator Kevin Martin, and Maggie Hardy also discusses the final screening of her season of Silent Sundays.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

 

JOB POSTING: Executive Director

Position Available

Executive Director

Metro Cinema Society

 

Metro Cinema is Edmonton’s community movie house, dedicated to the presentation of film and video in many forms. We program and host over a thousand events each year at the historic Garneau Theatre.

Metro is seeking an Executive Director to coordinate the overall activities of the society. Metro’s Executive Director is engaged with the film community and the broader Edmonton arts community. The position supervises half a dozen full-time staff, and the ongoing operations of the Society. In liaison with an active and supportive Board of Directors and committees, the Executive Director sets a strategic course for the organization.

The successful applicant will possess a diverse understanding of communications, fundraising, human resource management, finance, and programming. The successful candidate will have significant management experience, as well as experience in the operation of a facility. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of both the art and business of cinema.

This is a full-time, ongoing position with a starting salary of $60,000, with benefits.  The work schedule is flexible, with most of the work happening during the week days, but some evening and weekend work will be expected.

Cover letters and resumes may be sent in confidence to: edsearch@metrocinema.org.  The deadline for applications is October 18th, 2019.

Download full job posting here.

Executive Director Announcement

Metro Cinema would like to announce the departure of Executive Director David Cheoros, effective Sept 15th. Metro’s long-time Operations Manager, Dan Smith, will be stepping into the executive director on an interim basis, and the board of directors will be announcing a search process shortly.

David Cheoros joined Metro Cinema in May 2014. With David’s assistance, Metro has seen annual attendance rise to nearly 100,000 patrons per year. We have undertaken initiatives related to accessibility, community outreach and partnerships, and widened the circle of voices – of both filmmakers and curators – represented on our screen. David will be taking up a position with the Edmonton Arts Council.

Please join us in thanking David for his dedication on behalf of Metro Cinema and in wishing his continued success in his new role.

Metro Cinema Movie Poster Blowout!

We are clearing out theatrical movie posters to make space for our upcoming season. Starting at 9am on Saturday, September 14th, come check out our collection, which includes a mix of new releases and cult favorites.

Posters will be $5 each and bulk deals are available. Funds raised will help Metro Cinema continue to deliver the diverse film programming that you love.