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A map of movie theatres in Ottawa

[caption id=“attachment_4878” align=“aligncenter” width=“580”] The Bytowne Cinema. Photo by Caroline Fournier

The Bytowne Cinema. Photo by Caroline Fournier .

Caroline says: “Long gone are the days of the single room cinema and going to the Bytowne is like walking back to your grandma’s house … old but yet comforting.”[/caption]

Ottawa Theatres – Independent

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[
 Bytowne
](http://www.bytowne.ca/)

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[
 Mayfair Theatre
](http://mayfairtheatre.ca/)

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[
 Ottawa Family Cinema
](https://www.familycinema.ca/)
Non-profit registered charity, all proceeds beyond operating costs are given back to the community. Open from mid-September to early May, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Ottawa Theatres – Chains

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[
 CINÉ+
](http://www.historymuseum.ca/visit/cineplus/)
(Museum of Civilization IMAX)

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[
 Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven
](http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Ottawa/Barrhaven.html)

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[
 Cinéstarz Orleans
](http://cinestarz.ca/cinestarz-orleans/)

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[
 Coliseum Ottawa
](http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Ottawa/Coliseum_Ottawa.html)

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[
 Landmark Theatres Kanata
](https://www.landmarkcinemas.com/showtimes/kanata)
(formerly Empire Theatres and AMC Kanata 24)

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[
 Landmark Orleans
](http://www.landmarkcinemas.com/orleans)
(formerly Empire)

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[
 Imagine Cinema - St. Laurent Shopping Centre
](https://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/imagine-cinemas-st-laurent-centre)
(formerly Rainbow)

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[
 Scotiabank Theatre Gloucester
](https://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/scotiabank-ottawa)
(formerly SilverCity)

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[
 South Keys
](http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Ottawa/South_Keys.html)

** Gatineau Theatres ** – Chains

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[
 Cinéma 9 Gatineau
](http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Ottawa/Cinema_9_Gatineau.html)

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[
 Cinéma des Galeries Aylmer
](http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Ottawa/Cinema_des_Galeries_Aylmer.html)

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[
 StarCité Hull
](http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Ottawa/StarCite_Hull.html)

Around the Valley

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[
 Algonquin Cinemas
](https://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/algonquin-cinemas)
(Pembroke)

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[
 Galaxy
](https://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/galaxy-cornwall)
(Cornwall)

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[
 O'Brien Theatre
](http://www.obrientheatre.com/site/)
(Arnprior)

The current building opened as a cinema in 1929 and was first of the O’Brien chain, owned by Renfrew entrepreneur M. J. O’Brien, according to the theatre website.

 * 
[
 O'Brien Theatre
](http://obrientheatre.com/site/index.cfm?TID=2&page=Home)
(Renfrew)

Opened 1930.

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[
 Troyes Cinema
](http://www.troyescinema.com/)
(Petawawa)

Drive-In Movies

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[
 Cine-Parc Templeton (Gatineau)
](http://www.cineparc.ca/)

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[
 Port Elmsley Drive-In (near Perth)
](http://www.portelmsleydrivein.com/)

Miscellaneous links

 * 
[
 OttawaStart Blog: Movies
](http://ottawastart.com/tag/movies/)

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[
 A.C.T. Ottawa
](http://www.actottawa.com/)
A.C.T. Ottawa (Acting for Cinema and Television), is a local acting school, that posts a list of
[
 auditions
](http://actottawa.com/?cat=15)
happening in the Ottawa area. You might be surprised at the number of productions looking for help: there’s usually at least one audition each week in the region. But don’t get excited about a Hollywood-sized paycheque — most of the parts pay very little or nothing at all.

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[
 Anime in Ottawa
](http://ottawa-anime.org/)

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[
 Canadian Film Institute
](http://www.cfi-icf.ca/)

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[
 Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Fest
](http://www.centretownmovies.org/)
Do you remember drive-in theatres? This festival is the next best thing — but without the steamy windshields. Hundreds of people bring their lawn chairs and blankets down to Dundonald Park (near Somerset & Kent/Lyon) to see some great films in the great outdoors. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

 * 
[
 Independant Film Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO)
](http://www.ifco.ca/)

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[
 Ottawa Film Society
](http://www.filmfilmfilm.ca/)

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[
 Wakefield Doc Festival
](http://wakefielddocfest.ca/)