Movie screenings in theatre
Dec/26/2015: Cineplex Theatre, South Edmonton Common, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), 155 minutes
    Directed by J. J. Abrams, and starring Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka), and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke).
Jan/11/2014: Scotiabank Cineplex Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), 161 minutes
    Directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Lee Pace (Thranduil), Luke Evans (Bard), Mikael Persbrandt (Beorn), Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), and Stephen Fry (the Master of Laketown).
  • Based on the 1937 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Dec/12/2012: Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    A series of mostly short films, screened as part of the Thinking Mountains conference events. These films included:
    • The Freedom Chair (Canada, 2011, 15 minutes)
      Follows Josh Dueck, formerly a successful competitive skier, as he comes back from a life-changing ski accident, and re-invents himself as a sit-skier.
    • Blue Obsession (USA, 2011, 8 minutes)
      Alan Gordon climbing glaciers in the Juneau Icefield, Alaska, in conditions that are constantly changing as the ice itself changes.
    • Spoil (USA, 2011, 44 minutes)
      Fabulous footage of wildlife, as a team track down the spirit bears in British Columbia's coastal rainforest, guided by a member of the Gitga'at First Nation.
    • Origins - Obe & Ashima (USA, 2011, 23 minutes)
      A nine-year-old Japanese-American girl from New York, Ashima Shiraishi, and her coach, Obe Carrion, tackle some extreme bouldering challenges.
    • C.A.R.C.A. (Canada, 2011, 8 minutes)
      This was hilarious! An unusual approach to animal avalanche rescue.
Nov/29/2012: Empire City Centre, City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Lincoln (2012), 150 minutes
    Directed by Steven Speilberg, and starring Daniel Day Lewis (Abraham Lincoln), Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln), David Strathairn (William Seward), Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens), Jared Harris (Ulysses S. Grant), and Hal Holbrook (Francis Preston Blair).
  • Based on the biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Aug/02/2012: Scotiabank Cineplex Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), 88 minutes
    Animated movie, directed by Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier, and voiced by Ray Romano (Manny), Queen Latifah (Ellie), Denis Leary (Diego), John Leguizamo (Sid), Wanda Sykes (Granny), and Patrick Stewart (Ariscratle).
Jan/31/2012: Empire City Centre, City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), 127 minutes
    Directed by Tomas Alfredson, and starring John Hurt (Control), Gary Oldman (George Smiley), Colin Firth (Bill Haydon), Tom Hardy (Ricki Tarr), Mark Strong (Jim Prideaux), Toby Jones (Percy Alleline), David Dencik (Toby Esterhase), Ciaràn Hinds (Roy Bland), Kathy Burke (Connie Sachs), Benedict Cumberbatch (Peter Guillam), Stephen Graham (Jerry Westerby), and Arthur Graham (Bryant)
  • Based on the 1974 novel by John le Carrè
Oct/03/2011: Empire City Centre, City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) in 3D, 90 minutes
    Documentary film directed and narrated by Werner Herzog
    Most of the film consists of spectacular footage of the Palaeolithic cave art on the walls inside Chauvet Cave, in the Ardeche region of southern France. Mammoth, bison, rhinoceros, lion, deer, bear and horses are especially prominent.
Jul/27/2011: Scotiabank Cineplex Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) in 3D, 130 minutes
    Directed by David Yates, and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, and Maggie Smith
  • Based on the 2007 novel by J. K. Rowling
Feb/19/2011: Scotiabank Cineplex Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The King's Speech (2010), 118 minutes
    Directed by Tom Hooper, and starring Colin Firth (King George VI), Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue), Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth), Derek Jacobi (Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury), and Timothy Spall (Sir Winston Churchill).
Dec/06/2010: Telus Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carver, and the Spirits of the Forest (2010), 87 minutes
    Documentary film about Emily Carr, her life and art, directed by Michael Ostroff
    The screening was followed by a Q&A session with the director.
  • The event was accompanied and enriched by a small exhibit of 19 artworks (mostly paintings) from the University of Alberta's collections, called Pioneering Spirits: Emily Carr, the Group of Seven and the University of Alberta. Among these was a newly acquired piece, Robertson Bay, Greenland by Lawren Harris.
Aug/21/2009: IMAX Theatre at Telus World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Van Gogh: Brush with Genius (2009), 40 minutes
    Documentary directed by François Bertrand and Peter Knapp
Jul/22/2009: Scotiabank Cineplex Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ice Age III: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) in 3D, 94 minutes
    Animated movie, directed by Carlos Saldanha and Michael Thurmeier, and voiced by Ray Romano (Manny), Queen Latifah (Ellie), Denis Leary (Diego), and John Leguizamo (Sid).
Jun/15/2009: Empire City Centre, City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Star Trek (2009), 127 minutes
    Directed by J. J. Abrams, and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, and Karl Urban
May/15/2009: Museum Theatre, Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Night at the Museum (2006), 108 minutes
    Directed by Shawn Levy, and starring Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, and Robin Williams
  • Part of the International Museum Day (May 18) Festivities
Sep/09/2008: Rue Scribe, Paris, France
  • The Paris Story
    About 45 minutes long, large-screen documentary movie about the history of Paris, covering about 2000 years, with an emphasis on the last couple of centuries. Uses images (paintings, drawings, documents) as well as stills of specific localities. In French.
Apr/13/2006: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ice Age II: The Meltdown (2006), 91 minutes
    Animated movie, directed by Carlos Saldanha, and voiced by Ray Romano (Manny), John Leguizamo (Sid), Denis Leary (Diego), Queen Latifah (Ellie), Jay Leno, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, and Will Arnett
Jan/07/2006: Westmount Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), 143 minutes
    Directed by Andrew Adamson, and starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, and Dawn French
  • Based on the 1950 novel by C. S. Lewis
Dec/30/2005: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Pride and Prejudice (2005), 127 minutes
    Directed by Joe Wright, and starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, and Judi Dench
  • Based on the 1813 novel by Jane Austen
Dec/09/2005: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), 157 minutes
    Directed by Mike Newell, and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Pattinson, Miranda Richardson,
  • Based on the 2000 novel by J. K. Rowling
  • Fifth Annual QUEST Sushi and Movie Event
June/12/2004: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 124 minutes
    Directed by Roland Emmerich, and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Sela Ward, and Sasha Roiz
Dec/19/2003: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), 201 minutes
    Directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Bernard Hill, John Noble, David Wenham, Sala Baker, Lawrence Makoare, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, and Cate Blanchett
  • Based on the 1954 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Third Annual QUEST Sushi and Movie Event
Oct/14/2003: Cineworld, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
  • Calendar Girls (2003), 108 minutes
    Directed by Nigel Cole, and starring Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Celia Imrie, and Penelope Wilton
Dec/18/2002: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), 179 minutes
    Directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Sala Baker, and Sean Bean
  • Based on the 1954 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Second Annual QUEST Sushi and Movie Event
June 2002: Galaxy Cinemas, Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • Spider-Man (2002), 121 minutes
    Directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, and J. K. Simmons
Dec/19/2001: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), 178 minutes
    Directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, and Sean Bean
  • Based on the 1954 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • First Annual QUEST Sushi and Movie Event
Dec/05/2001: Cineplex Theatre, Edmonton City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), 152 minutes
    Directed by Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, and Richard Harris
  • Based on the 1997 novel by J. K. Rowling
Sep/22/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Fighting Sullivans (1944), 112 minutes
    Directed by Lloyd Bacon, and starring Ann Baxter (Katherine Mary Sullivan), Thomas Mitchell (Thomas F. Sullivan), Selene Royle (Aleta Sullivan), Edward Ryan (Albert Leo Sullivan), John Campbell (Francis Henry Sullivan), James Cardwell (George Thomas Sullivan), and George Offerman (Joseph Eugene Sullivan).
Sep/17/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951), 88 minutes
    Directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring James Mason (Field Marshal Erwin Rommel), Cedric Harwick (Dr Karl Strölin), and Jessica Tandy (Lucie, Rommel's wife).
  • Based on the 1950 biography Rommel: The Desert Fox by Brigadier Desmond Young
Sep/10/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • They were Expendable (1945), 135 minutes
    Directed by John Ford, and starring Robert Montgomery (Lieutenant John Brickley), John Wayne (Lieutenant Rusty Ryan), Donna Reed (Second Lieutenant Sandy Davyss, and Jack Hold (General Martin).
May/14/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957), 116 minutes
    Directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Tyrone Power (Leonard Vole), Marlene Dietrich (Christine Vole), Charles Laughton (Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Q.C.), Elsa Lanchester (Miss Plimsoll).
May/07/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Stalag 17 (1953), 120 minutes
    Directed by Billy Wilder, and starring William Holden (J. J. Sefton), Don Taylor (Lieutenant Dunbar), and Otto Preminger (Colonel von Scherbach).
Apr/23/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Major and the Minor (1942), 100 minutes
    Directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Ginger Rogers (Susan Kathleen Applegate) and Ray Milland (Major Philip Kirby).
Apr/16/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950), 110 minutes
    Directed by Billy Wilder, and starring William Holden (Joe Gillis), Gloria Swanson (Norma Desmond), and Erich von Stroheim (Max von Mayerling).
Apr/09/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), 112 minutes
    Directed by William Keighley, and starring Bette Davis (Maggie Cutler), Ann Sheridan (Lorraine Sheldon), and Monty Woolley (Sheridan Whiteside).
Mar/12/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Life with Father (1947), 118 minutes
    Directed by Michael Curtiz, and starring William Powell (Clarence Day Sn.), Irene Dunne (Vinnie Day), and Elizabeth Taylor (Mary Skinner).
Feb/19/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Brother Orchid (1940), 80 minutes
    Directed by Lloyd Bacon, and starring Edward G. Robinson (John Sarto), Ann Sothern (Florence Addams), Humphrey Bogar (Jack Buck), and Donald Crisp (Brother Superior).
Feb/12/2001: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Letter (1940), 95 minutes
    Directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson
Nov/06/2000: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Naked Jungle (1954), 95 minutes
    Directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker
Apr/10/2000: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Cactus Flower (1969), 103 pages
    Directed by Gene Saks, and starring Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn
Apr/03/2000: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Bells of St Marys (1945), 126 minutes
    Directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman
Jun/14/1999: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • In a Lonely Place (1950), 94 minutes
    Directed by Nicholas Ray, and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame
May/10/1999: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Dark Corner (1946), 99 minutes
    Directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb
May/03/1999: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Gilda (1946), 110 minutes
    Directed by Charles Vidor, and starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth
Apr/19/1999: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Double Indemnity (1944), 107 minutes
    Directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson
  • Based on the 1943 novella by James M. Cain
Apr/12/1999: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), 88 minutes
    Directed by Orson Welles, and starring Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, and Ray Collins
  • Based on the 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington
Mar/08/1999: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), 118 minutes
    Directed by Frank Capra, and starring Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, and Raymond Massey
Feb/05/1999: IMAX Theatre at Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia:
  • Whales: An Unforgettable Journey (1998), 44 minutes
    Documentary that dealt with blue whales, right whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Narrated by Patrick Stewart
Nov/09/1998: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Mouse That Roared (1959), 83 minutes
    Directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Peter Sellers, William Hartnell, Jean Seberg, and Leo McKern
Nov/23/1998: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Clockwise (1986), 96 minutes
    Directed by Christopher Morahan, and starring John Cleese, and Alison Steadman
Aug/03/1998: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Amadeus (1984), 160 minutes
    Directed by Milos Forman, and starring Tom Hulce, and F. Murray Abraham
Mar/09/1998: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Rear Window (1954), 112 minutes
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring James Stewart (L. B. 'Jeff' Jeffries), and Grace Kelly (Lisa Carol Fremont)
Apr/06/1998: Edmonton Film Society, Museum Theatre, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), 142 minutes
    Directed by Robert Aldrich, and starring James Stewart (Frank Towns), Richard Attenborough (Lew Moran), Ernest Borgnine (Trucker Cobb), George Kennedy (Bellamy), and Peter Finch (Captain Harris)
July 1996: Chaba Theatre, Jasper, Alberta
  • Independence Day (1996), 145 minutes
    Directed by Roland Emmerich, and starring Will Smith (Captain Steven Hiller), Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson), and Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson)
1995: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Clear and Present Danger (1994), 141 minutes
    Directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Harrison Ford (Jack Ryan), Willem Dafoe (John Clark), and James Earl Jones (Admiral James Greer)
  • Based on the 1989 novel by Tom Clancy
1990: Westmount Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Henry V (1989), 137 minutes
    Directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, and Christian Bale
  • Based on the 1599 play by William Shakespeare
Jan/03/1988: Westmount Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Empire of the Sun (1987), 152 minutes
    Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers
  • Based on the 1984 semi-autobiographical novel by J. G. Ballard
1987: Westmount Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), 119 minutes
    Directed by Leonard Nimoy, and starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimmoy, James Doohan, George Takei, and DeForest Kelley
late 1980s: Westmount Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
  • A Room With A View (1985), 117 minutes
    Directed by James Ivory, and starring Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands, Daniel Day Lewis, and Judi Dench
  • Based on the 1908 novel by E. M. Forster
1986: Westmount Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Out of Africa (1985), 161 minutes
    Directed by Sydney Pollack, and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep
  • Based on the 1937 autobiography by Isaak Dinesen
late 1980s: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Pale Rider (1985), 115 minutes
    Directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Clint Eastwood and Carrie Snodgrass
1984: London, Ontario
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), 118 minutes
    Directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Kate Capshaw (Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott), Jonathan Ke Quan (Short Round), Amrish Puri (Mola Ram), Roshan Seth (Chattar Lal), and Philip Stone (Captain Philip Blumburtt).
early 1980s: New Yorker Repertory Cinema, London, Ontario
  • Gandhi (1982), 191 minutes
    Directed by Richard Attenborough, and starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Athol Fugard, Nigel Hawthorne, Michael Hornden, and Daniel Day-Lewis
early 1980s: New Yorker Repertory Cinema, London, Ontario
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), 124 minutes
    Directed by Karel Reisz, and starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons
  • Based on the 1969 novel by John Fowles
early 1980s: New Yorker Repertory Cinema, London, Ontario
  • Apocalypse Now (1979), 153 minutes
    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, and Harrison Ford
early 1980s: London, Ontario
  • All That Jazz (1979), 123 minutes
    Musical, directed by Bob Fosse, and starring Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange
1981: London, Ontario
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), 115 minutes
    Directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood), Paul Freeman (René Belloq), Ronald Lacey (Major Arnold Toht), John Rhys-Davies (Sallah), and Denholm Elliott (Marcus Brody)
1980: London, Ontario
  • Murder by Decree (1979), 124 minutes
    Directed by Bob Clark, and starring Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, and Susan Clark
1980: London, Ontario
  • Being There (1979), 120 minutes
    Directed by Hal Ashby, and starring Peter Sellers (Chance, the gardener), Shirley MacLaine (Eve Rand), Melvyn Douglas (Ben Rand), Jack Warden (President of the United States), Richard Dysart (Dr Robert Allanby), and Richard Basehart (US Ambassador to the Soviet Union)
  • Based on the 1971 novella by Jerzy Kosinski
1980: London, Ontario
  • Tess (1979), 186 minutes
    Directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Nastassja Kinski, Leigh Lawson, and Peter Firth
  • Based on the 1891 novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
late 1970s: New Yorker Repertory Cinema, London, Ontario
  • Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 95 minutes
    Directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Peter Sellers (Group Captain Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove), George C. Scott (General 'Buck' Turgidson), Sterling Hayden (Brigadier General Jack Ripper), Keenan Wynn (Colonel 'Bat' Guano), Slim Pickens (Major 'King' Kong), and James Earl Jones (Lieutenant Lothar Zogg)
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • The Boys from Brazil (1978), 125 minutes
    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and starring Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, and James Mason
  • Based on the 1976 novel by Ira Levin
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • Annie Hall (1977), 93 minutes
    Directed by Woody Allen, and starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • All the President's Men (1976), 138 minutes
    Directed by Alan J. Pakula, and starring Robert Redford (Bob Woodward), Dustin Hoffman (Carl Bernstein), Jason Robards (Ben Bradlee), and Hal Holbrook ("Deep Throat")
  • Based on the non-fiction book describing their investigation of the Watergate break-in and its aftermath by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • One on One (1977), 98 minutes
    Directed by Lamont Johnson, and starring Robby Benson and Annette O'Toole
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), 113 minutes
    Directed by Herbert Ross, and starring Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Georgia Brown, Samantha Eggar, Charles Gray, Jeremy Kemp, Joel Grey, Laurence Olivier, and Vanessa Redgrave
  • Based on the 1974 novel by Nicholas Meyer, which was based on the character of Sherlock Holmes invented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • Rocky (1976), 119 minutes
    Directed by John G. Avildsen, and written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, with Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young, and Carl Weathers
late 1970s: London, Ontario
  • Network (1976), 121 minutes
    Directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall
June 1977: London, Ontario
  • Star Wars (1977), 121 minutes
    Directed by George Lucas, and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness
mid 1970s: London, Ontario
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), 133 minutes
    Directed by Milos Forman, and starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and Danny DeVito
  • Based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey
early 1976: Odeon Merrion Centre, Leeds, England
  • Gone With The Wind (1939, re-released version 1971), 238 minutes
    Directed by Victor Fleming, and starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland
  • Based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell
1975: Odeon Merrion Centre, Leeds, England
  • The Towering Inferno (1974), 165 minutes
    Directed by John Guillermin and Irwin Allen, and starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O. J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Wagner
1975: Leeds, England
  • The Man from Hong Kong (1975), 111 minutes
    Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, and starring George Lazenby (Jack Wilton), Jimmy Yu Wang (Inspector Fang Sing Leng), Rosalind Speirs (Caroline Thorne), and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (Win Chan).
1975: Leeds, England
  • Earthquake (1974), 123 minutes
    Directed by Mark Robson, and starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, and Victoria Principal.
1974: Leeds, England
  • The Great Gatsby (1974), 147 minutes
    Directed by Jack Clayton, and starring Robert Redford (Jay Gatsby), Mia Farrow (Daisy Buchanan), Bruce Dern (Tom Buchanan), and Sam Waterston (Nick Carraway).
  • Based on the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
mid 1970s: Granby Cinema, Reading, England
  • Jaws (1975), 124 pages
    Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, and Richard Dreyfuss.
  • Based on the 1974 novel by Peter Benchley, who also wrote the screenplay
mid 1970s: Granby Cinema, Reading, England
  • American Graffiti (1973), 110 minutes
    Directed by George Lucas, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, and Suzanne Somers
mid 1970s: Odeon, Reading, England
  • Blazing Saddles (1974), 92 minutes
    Directed by Mel Brooks, and starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Dom DeLuise
mid 1970s: Odeon, Reading, England
  • The Three Musketeers (1973), 105 minutes
    Directed by Richard Lester, and starring Oliver Reed, Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch, Faye Dunaway, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, Michael York, Christopher Lee
  • Based on the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas père
1974: Odeon Merrion Centre, Leeds, England
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), 108 minutes
    Directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, and Yvonne Elliman
    Film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
1974: Odeon Merrion Centre, Leeds, England
  • Cabaret (1972), 124 minutes
    Directed by Bob Fosse, and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey, and Fritz Wepper
  • Based on the 1945 book entitled The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
1973: Odeon Merrion Centre, Leeds, England
  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972), 117 minutes
    Directed by Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen, and starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Arthur O'Connell, Eric Shea, and Leslie Nielsen
  • Based on the 1969 novel by Paul Gallico
early 1970s: Odeon Merrion Centre, Leeds, England
  • The Omega Man (1971), 98 minutes
    Directed by Boris Sagal, and starring Charlton Heston
early 1970s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Young Winston (1972), 157 minutes
    Directed by Richard Attenborough, and starring Simon Ward (Winston Churchill), Ann Bancroft (Lady Randolph Churchill), Robert Shaw (Lord Randolph Churchill), Anthony Hopkins (David Lloyd George), Robert Hardy (Headmaster), Ian Holm (George E. Buckle), Patrick Magee (General Bindon Blood), and John Mills (General Kitchener)
  • Based on the 1930 autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill
early 1970s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), 189 minutes
    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and starring Michael Jayson (Tsar Nicolas II), Janet Suzman (Empress Alexandra), Laurence Olivier (Count Witte), Tom Baker (Grigori Rasputin), Jack Hawkins (Count Fredericks), Michael Bryant (Lenin), Brian Cox (Trotsky), Eric Porter (Pyotr Stolypin), and Gordon Gostelow (Guchkov)
  • Based on a biography of the Russian royal family by Robert K. Massie, entitled Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of Imperial Russia published in 1967
early 1970s: Granby Cinema, Reading, England
  • Lady Sings the Blues (1972), 144 minutes
    Directed by Sidney J. Furie, and starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Richard Pryor
early 1970s: Gaumont Cinema, Reading, England
  • One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961, re-released version 1969), 79 minutes
    Walt Disney animated film, directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman, and voiced by Rod Taylor (Pongo), Cate Bauer (Perdita), and Betty Lou Gerson (Cruella De Vil)
  • Based on the 1956 novel by Dodie Smith
early 1970s: Granby Cinema, Reading, England
  • Airport (1970), 137 minutes
    Directed by George Seaton, and starring Burt Lancaster (Mel Bakersfield), Dean Martin (Vernon Demerest), Jean Seberg (Tanya Livingston), Jacqueline Bisset (Gwen Meighen), George Kennedy (Joe Petroni), Helen Hayes (Mrs Ada Quonsett), and Van Heflin (D. O. Guerrero)
  • Based on the 1968 novel Airport by Arthur Hailey
early 1970s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Julius Caesar (1970), 117 minutes
    Directed by Stuart Burge, and starring Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, and Diana Rigg
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare, this movie is most memorable for the cringe-making performance by Charlton Heston (Mark Anthony) who is clearly out-classed by the rest of the cast
early 1970s: Granby Cinema, Reading, England
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), 110 minutes
    Directed by George Roy Hill, and starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross
early 1970s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Paint Your Wagon (1969), 158 minutes
    Musical, directed by Joshua Logan, and starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin
early 1970s: Granby Cinema, Reading, England
  • Easy Rider (1969), 95 minutes
    Directed by Dennis Hopper, and starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson
early 1970s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • The Lion in Winter (1968), 134 minutes
    Directed by Anthony Harvey, and starring Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Hopkins
early 1970s: Glendale Cinema, Caversham, England
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 141 minutes
    Directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Keir Dullea
early 1970s: Glendale Cinema, Caversham, England
  • Planet of the Apes (1968), 112 minutes
    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, and Kim Hunter
early 1970s: Glendale Cinema, Caversham, England
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967), 112 minutes
    Directed by Arthur Penn, and starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons
1971: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971), 90 minutes
    Ballet, directed by Reginald Mills, choreographed by Frederick Ashton, with music arranged and conducted by John Lanchbery and performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and featuring dancers from the Royal Ballet Company, including Frederick Ashton (Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle), Alexander Grant (Pigling Bland and Peter Rabbit), Julie Wood (Mrs. Tittlemouse), Ann Howard (Jemina Puddleduck), Bob Mead (Fox), Garry Grant (Alexander), Sally Ashby (Mrs. Pettitoes and Tabitha), Brenda Last (Black Berkshire Pig), Michael Coleman (Jeremy Fisher), Wayne Sleep (Squirrel Nutkin and Tom Thumb), Lesley Collier (Hunca Munca), Leslie Edwards (Mr. Brown), Carol Ainsworth (Squirrel and Country Mouse), Avril Bergen (Pig and Town Mouse), Jill Cooke (Squirrel and Country Mouse) and Erin Geraghty (Beatrix Potter).
  • Based on the characters from the children's books by Beatrix Potter
1969: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Oliver! (1968), 153 minutes
    Musical, directed by Carol Reed, and starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, and Jack Wild
  • Based on the 1838 novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
1969: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Ring of Bright Water (1969), 107 minutes
    Directed by Jack Couffer, and starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna
  • Based on the 1960 autobiographical account by Gavin Maxwell
late 1960s: Reading, England
  • Far From the Madding Crowd (1967), 168 minutes
    Directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, and Alan Bates
  • Based on the 1874 novel by Thomas Hardy
late 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), 144 minutes
    Musical, directed by Ken Hughes, and starring Dick Van Dyke, Lionel Jeffries, and Benny Hill
late 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Doctor Dolittle (1967), 152 minutes
    Musical, directed by Richard Fleischer, and starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, and Richard Attenborough
  • Based on the children's books by Hugh Lofting
late 1960s: Reading, England
  • Dr Zhivago (1965), 197 minutes
    Directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif (Dr Yuri Andreyevich Zhivago), Julie Christie (Lara Antipova), Geraldine Chaplin (Tonya Gromeko), Rod Steiger (Victor Komarovsky), Alex Guinness (General Yevgraf Zhivago), Tom Courtney (Pasha Antipov), Ralph Richardson (Alexander Gromeko), Siobhán McKenna (Anna Gromeko), and Rita Tushingham (Tanya Konarovskaya)
  • Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.
late 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • The Sound of Music (1965), 174 minutes
    Musical, directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer
  • Based on the 1949 autobiography The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp
late 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • The Jungle Book (1967), 78 minutes
    Walt Disney animated film and musical, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, voiced by Phil Harris ('Baloo' the Bear), Sebastian Cabot ('Bagheera' the Panther), Bruce Reitherman ('Mowgli' the Man Cub), George Sanders (Shere Khan the Tiger), Sterling Holloway ('Kaa' the Snake), and Louis Prima (King Louie of the Apes).
  • Loosely based on the books by Rudyard Kipling
late 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967), 108 minutes
    Directed by James Neilson, and starring Roddy McDowall (Bullwhip Griffin), Suzanne Pleshette (Arabella Flagg) Karl Malden (Judge Higgins), Bryan Russell (Jack Flagg), and Hermione Baddeley (Miss Irene Chesney)
  • Based on the 1963 novel By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman
mid 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Mary Poppins (1964), 139 minutes
    Musical, directed by Robert Stevenson, and starring Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), Dick Van Dyke (Bert), David Tomlinson (George Banks), Glynis Johns (Winifred Banks), Karen Dotrice (Jane), and Matthew Garber (Michael)
  • Based on the children's books by P. L. Travers
mid 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960), 126 minutes
    Directed by Ken Annakin, and starring John Mills (Father), Dorothy McGuire (Mother), James MacArthur (Fritz), Tommy Kirk (Ernst), Kevin Corcoran (Francis), Janet Munro (Roberta), and Sessue Hayakawa (Kuala, captain of the pirate ship).
  • Based on the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss
early 1960s: Odeon Cinema, Reading, England
  • Bambi (1942, probably the 1957 re-release), 70 minutes
    Walt Disney animated film, directed by David Hand
  • Based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
This presentation has been compiled and is © 1998-2016 by
Alwynne B. Beaudoin (bluebulrush@gmail.com)
Last updated February 6, 2016
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