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Monday, January 20th, 2014
7.30 pm @ Monarch Theatre

Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a highly-regarded school teacher, has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An lie spread by gossip throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award for his role. It is rated 18A for disturbing content. The film is in Danish with English subtitles. The screening takes place at 7.30 pm at the Monarch Theatre on Monday January 20, 2014.

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Monday Night at the Movies is an initiative of the Friends of the Medicine Hat Public Library. Proceeds from the films fund special projects for the library, such as the purchase of special equipment, funding children’s and young adults’ projects, purchasing dvds for the library’s collection and more.

For more information contact Jane @ 403-529-2209.

Food, Inc. at the Monarch Theatre

Food, Inc. at the Monarch Theatre

Food, Inc. is an American movie and documentary that exposes the industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers’ rights. It is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Rober Kenner and was originally released in Canada on September 7th, 2008. The documentary generated extensive controversy as it was heavily criticized by large American corporations engaged in industrial food production. It is being presented by the CFCA (Community Food Connections Association) and its partners.

The showing is taking place on Monday, March 8th, 2010 and the doors will open at 6:30PM and the movie will start at 7:00PM. Healthy local snacks will be provided. This one-time free showing is in celebration of the community wide launch of the Medicine Hat Food Charter.

Official Trailer:

CFCA Website

The Road Movie Poster - Wikipedia

The Road Movie Poster - Wikipedia

The Road is a novel written by Cormac McCarthy in 2006. It is about a post-apocalyptic journey of a father and his son that spans the course of several months after an event that destroyed almost all life on Earth. The novel won a few awards including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. The Road was even one of the books chosen to read in Oprah Winfrey’s book club in 2007, and more recently a film adaptation was released for it that starred Viggo Mortensen.

The film release was pushed back two or three times over the course of 2009. Taylor and I, who have both read the book, were eagerly awaiting the release and were crushed each time it was delayed. Finally on November 25, 2009, it was released. Unfortunately, this was only a limited release that was shown in under 400 theatres, and the film only made just under $12 million worldwide in the two months since its release.

The film seems to have skipped Medicine Hat completely and gone to the cheaper theatres, such as the Lethbridge Movie Mill. So make a day trip and go see it, and check out Red Dog Diner along the way.

The Road Film

The Road Novel on Wikipedia

Don’t miss the Coen Brothers’ best work since NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN! Starting Wednesday at The Monarch Theatre.


Written & Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

Written & Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
Rated 14A   Run Time: 1h 45m

“A bold, unique, exquisite gem.” – Boyd Hilton, Heat Magazine

“A seriously funny film about an angst-ridden Jewish professor seeking the answers to life’s questions and getting a metaphysical pie in the face. “ – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter


Wednesday December  2nd –  7:30 PM
Thursday December 3rd – 7:30 PM
Friday December 4th – 7:30 PM
Saturday December 5th – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday December 6th – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolff) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Amelia Movie PosterThe Monarch Theatre – 609 2 Street SE Medicine Hat, AB (403) 526-2603


Starring: Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere
Directed by: Mira Nair

Wednesday, November 25th – 7:30 PM
Friday, November 27th – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 28th – 3:00 & 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 29th – 3:00 & 7:30 PM

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Amelia stars two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, the legendary aviatrix and enigmatic symbol of American freedom and determination, whose unique mixture of bravery and charm and genuine lust for life led her to lead a life that was anything but ordinary for a woman of the 1930’s.

Earhart’s early aviation triumphs and meteoric rise to fame and fortune were propelled along by her tempestuous partnership and eventual marriage to publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere). Bound by mutual ambition, admiration and, ultimately a great love, their bond could not be broken even with her brief passionate affair with fellow pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Monarch Theatre mailing list at http://www.themonarch.caWhip It
Starring: Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore

Rated PG
Run Time: 1h 51m

FRIDAY NOV. 20 – 7:30 PM
SATURDAY NOV. 21 – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
SUNDAY NOV. 22 – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with Whip It!, the story of an indie rock-loving misfit named Bliss Cavendar (played by Juno’s Ellen Page) who, against her traditional Texan mother’s objections, leaves the world of teen beauty pageants and tiaras behind after joining a roller-derby team in Austin. While her new-found hobby causes tensions at home, the rebellious teen learns that when your small-town misery gets you down, sometimes you just have to strap on a pair of skates and become your own hero.

“Barrymore has so thoroughly laced Whip It with her own lunatic affections for women and the human race in general that it ought to be sold as an antidepressant.” – Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

“Scene for scene and beat for beat, this roller derby crowd-pleaser crackles with joy and jubilation.” – Colin Covert, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Join the Revolution - Nov. 4th & 5th @ The Monarch

Join the Revolution - Nov. 4th & 5th @ The Monarch

The Monarch Theatre is pleased to present two special screenings of V for Vendetta on November 4th and 5th at 7:30PM.

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

From the creators of The Matrix.



From an e-mail I received from Monday Nights at the Movies:
We have three great films lined up for this fall. We’ll be at the Galaxy for the first three films this season – be sure to mark Monday September 21 (Goodbye Solo), Monday October 19 (The Hurt Locker) and Monday November 9 (Is Anybody There?) on your calendars. December’s film will be screened on Monday, December 14, but the venue and film selection will be determined later this fall.

Passes and brochures are now available at the Information Desk of the Public Library and Fresh Flowers and Gifts (in Riverside – 63 3rd St. NE). Also, we’ll have a booth in front of the Esplanade this coming Saturday, in conjunction with the Arts Festival – drop by to buy your passes, or just to talk about films.

Prices are unchanged from last year – 4-passes are $26, and can be used by more than one person at each showing / 9 passes are $50 and can only be used once for each showing (except for December and May, when you can invite a guest to take advantage of any unused dates). Single tickets are available at the door for $8 –  students with a student card are entitled to 2-for-the-price-of-1 admission.

Goodbye Solo has a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes; it’s rated 14A in Alberta for coarse language. For a description of the film with links, visit the Monday Night at the Movies website.

Roman Holiday Presented by The Monarch Theatre

Roman Holiday Presented by The Monarch Theatre

The Monarch Theatre Presents “Roman Holiday” Part of Films Al Fresco: An Outdoor Summer Movie Series Sponsored by: Mario’s Restaurant and The Family Book Nook.

Where: Kin Coulee Park Bandshell
When: Saturday August 29th, 2009
Time: Movie will start around 9PM. Arrive earlier for best seating.
Cost: Admission is by donation, Concessions available. All funds raised will benefit the Monarch Theatre Revitalization Project.

Roman Holiday (1953) – G – Directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

“When you say ‘They don’t make movies like that anymore,’ you’re really talking about this film.” – TV Guide

THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh Air Cinema presents UPFresh Air Cinemas are bringing the movie “UP” to Athletic Park in Medicine Hat (Sunday,  August 23rd). It’s free admission, but you are expected to bring a non-perishable for the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank or a donation for the Santa Claus Fund.

If you’re coming, arrive well before 9PM to see this Pixar – Disney movie on the three story inflatable screen. Don’t forget a blanket or some lawn chairs! Screen provided by Sponsors include CCL Classic Communities, Rock 105.3, Servus Credit Union, and RBC Dominion Securities.

Taylor has commented that there will also be a live performance by the band, Between Satellites before the movie starts and while everybody waits for the sky to darken.



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