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In a Nutshell

  • International films
  • Located in Winnipeg's Exchange District
  • Support local arts scene

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Without films, storytelling would regress back to stone-tablet flipbooks and sprinting past cave paintings at breakneck speed. Enjoy a more relaxing repast with today's Groupon to Cinematheque, located on Arthur Street. Choose between two options:

  • For $8, you get two general admission tickets to Cinematheque (up to a $16 value).
  • For $27, you get a 10-pass pack to Cinematheque (a $55 value).

Operated by the artist-run nonprofit Winnipeg Film Group, Cinematheque's intimate confines allow patrons to watch critically acclaimed reels of Canadian and international film. Invite a salubrious cinephile or elusive parking meter to spend an enriching evening at the talkies. Peruse what's playing, along with detailed film descriptions and accompanying trailers. The marquee changes frequently, with films flitting across the big screen for about a week's time, allowing patrons to paddle through ever-changing waters of local and international celluloid. After the show, stretch your appendages in the Exchange District, boasting a variety of nearby restaurants in which to reenact memorable montages with congenial wait staff.

Cinematheque commits time, energy, and top-secret popcorn recipes to the cinema world, with a special focus on supporting the filmmakers of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canada. A trip to Cinematheque helps bolster the local arts scene, supporting filmmakers on their quest to hunt down, capture, and caress reel-worthy moments.

Cinematheque is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


For 30 years, Cinematheque, which is operated by The Winnipeg Film Group, has devoted itself to screening a wide variety of independent and international films while exposing audiences to local filmmakers and special events. The intimately sized theatre's vast programming includes restored 35mm classics, contemporary Canadian and aboriginal films, and films that demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to the art of cinema. During weekly and one-off presentations, special guests such as directors, actors, and scholars place selected works into context by explaining the director's intentions, the film's impact on other filmmakers, and why dogs were used on set instead of ottomans. Similarly, the ongoing Cinema Lounge: Critical Dialogue on Canadian Cinema series features Canadian artists introducing a contemporary or classic Canadian film that has personally shaped their career, thus encouraging a public debate about the film's importance and influence.

Customer Reviews

Great popcorn! Good opportunity to see non-mainstream movies :)
Debbie R. · May 14, 2015
The Groupon deal was a great value and encouraged me to attend a film there.
Janice B. · December 16, 2014
There are always interesting and different movies shown there, not your typical Hollywood blockbusters.It is also small and intimate.
Corinna N. · November 25, 2014
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    Downtown Winnipeg

    100 Arthur St.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

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