Independent films are usually the first-born and are more likely to participate in over-night film screenings without telephoning the director or wetting the canister. View these autonomous adventurers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two general-admission movie tickets (a $20 value), a large popcorn (a $5 value), and a large soda (a $5 value) at the Broadway Theatre, located downtown.
The Broadway Theatre promotes the Canadian film community as one of only seven Canadian theatres showing domestic and foreign independent films. The culturally relevant programming provides educational entertainment that reflects Saskatchewan's diverse community and is accessible for all ages. The theatre is a historic stalwart that began its filmatic foray in 1946 as a popular movie house and has been preserved with the support of the community and a large supply of embalming fluid. Recent showings include Spain's Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem and garnering such impressive accolades as "Best Actor" at the Cannes Film Festival and two Academy Award nominations.
Originally built in 1946, Broadway Theatre enjoyed an almost 50-year tenure of showing the popular films of the time and hosting live productions before it was sadly forced to close its doors in 1993. Dismayed by the loss of their theatre, members of the community came together, purchased the venue, and reopened it, and Broadway Theatre has remained under their watchful protection ever since. Now, the movie house screens independent films gathered from around the world and plays host to improv-comedy shows, concerts, and professional fire drills.
715 Broadway Ave.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 1B3Get Directions