Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In the current issue of the Ottawa X-Press, the Mayfair was voted the bestest theatre in all of the land (that might be a slight paraphrasing on my part). That marks the second year in a row for us winning the category. Thanks to the X-Press and to all of our lovely patrons who took the time to participate and vote for us. You can check out the rest of the results either in the parer version (which is in the boxes and around town for the next couple days), or online.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Tonight at the Mayfair is our second of three John Waters pictures, which encompass the Lost Marbles Geek Nights / John Waters Mini Film Festival. There have been many a request for us to show all and any of John Waters films, and now that we're showing these three, there's questions as to why we're not showing more. Alas, in this horrible world that we live in, these three movies are the only film prints currently available. A shocking and unbelievable statement I know! So, for the time being anyhow, no Hairspray or Polyester or Pink Flamingos or anything else. It truly is the most annoying and frustrating of things in trying to run an awesome repertory theatre, the unbelievable amount of films that yah just can't get.
But, let's look at things glass half full and enjoy Cecil B Demented, John's comment on the state of Hollywood vs indie film-making. Tonight at 9:15 at the Mayfair for another geek-gasmic Lost Marbles Geek Night...and yes, there will be prizes.
Oh...PS...also tonight at the Mayfair, right before the John Waters screening will be a special presentation of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Special for two reasons: 1. I'm pretty sure that I could watch this movie every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. 2. It's a fundraiser for my former high school, Canterbury.
So if you're coming out to one or the other tonight, why not take in the pair? Ferris at 7 / Cecil at 9:15.