At Magic Lantern Theatres, darkened auditoriums with flickering screens draw audiences into magical worlds where fish can talk, motorcycles leap canyons, and love comes even for those who eat crackers in bed. The partnering multiplex theatres and cinemas show recently released blockbuster flicks at 15 locations spread across Canada, each of which retains its own unique personality and honours any historic roots. In Edmonton, the Princess Theatre’s original 1915 auditorium, complete with balcony, golden drapes, and red walls, accommodates moviegoers with babies or pet hyenas inside a soundproof cry room. In Saskatchewan, the circa-1930 Roxy Theatre preserves the ambience of a Spanish courtyard. As guests find their auditoriums at the Ontario locations, they can admire giant murals by local artist Fred Harrison.
Lunenburg Pub & Bar nourishes clientele with its extensive menu of delectable pub grub and a full bar brimming with copious brews, wines, and cocktails. Customers can savour pizza slices or juicy burgers while nestled within the three-level restaurant's main lounge area, or imbibe a pint in its lower-level bar or on the all-season outdoor patio. A stonework interior shelters more than 15 flat-screen televisions, and the eatery boasts an abundance of maritime-themed tavern decor, such as a pirate-ship wheel and the employment of servers found among nearby ship wreckage. A spacious upper level houses a dance floor and concert venue for live music.
Although those who wear masks typically do so to hide their identities, the players of Odyssey Theatre do so to transform altogether. They use disguises to play up archetypal roles, from the ruddy cheeks of a comic foil to the wide eyes of a performer who has forgotten his lines. In the summer, they don their faces under the stars in Stathcona Park, priming audiences for theatrical revelry with the open air and neighboring Rideau River.
Like arriving at school naked, going to school in a bustling bar is something that usually only happens in dreams. However, in BartenderOne’s signature MasterClass, that dream becomes a reality as students try their hand behind the bar at a variety of nightlife hubs during mobile, hands-on classes, taught by head bartenders from across the country. This class is just part of the school's unique offerings, which were created by the school’s founders, who surveyed 14 bartending schools on five continents before founding BartenderOne. They wanted to offer their students a preeminent bartending education, so they fused the best of the curricula they saw and left out archaic practices, such as memorizing lists of outdated recipes. The resulting classes run the gamut from full bartender training to workshops on specific skills, such as martini-making, whiskey pouring, or balancing another bartender on your nose. The school is run by people who own and operate bars and restaurants, and they guaranteed internships for all of their graduates.
Yuk Yuk's ranks among the world's largest stand-up comedy chains, delighting guests with laugh-inducing shows and uncensored stand-up comedic performances. The club's ever-changing schedule has boasted notable alums including Jim Carrey, Rick Moranis, Howie Mandel, and local export Tom Green, among others. The kitchen staff at Yuk Yuk's quickly prevent heckling matches between comedians and ornery stomachs with two burgers and two orders of fries off the menu of humour-fuelling fare. Audiences can also rehydrate their chortle boxes with luscious libations (not included with today's deal).