Enjoy a variety of hand picked classic movies each month in Fort Edmonton Park’s Cinema Series.

 

Played in the historic Capitol Theatre, each film in the Cinema Series is selected by Artistic Director Dana Anderson, who introduces the film each week. Every month features a new line up of popular movies from the past sure to give you a classic film experience to remember.

The Capitol Theatre was rebuilt in summer 2011 and is a beautiful recreation of the original Capitol Theatre from 1929. With modern construction combined with design from the past, you can relive the magic of classic film with all of the comforts of a modern movie theatre.



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June 2017


  • Cinema Series - RAGTIME 1981
    June 29, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: MILOS FORMAN | RATED 14A Set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in 1900 New York City, a young black pianist becomes involved in the lives of an upper-class white family.


July 2017


  • Cinema Series - THE QUIET MAN 1952
    July 6, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD | RATED G After a tragic fight in the ring, a retired boxer returns to the Village of his birth in Ireland where he finds love. A great John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movie.

  • Cinema Series - RANGO 2011
    July 13, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: GORE VERBINSKI | RATED G Johnny Depp voices Rango and this animated story about an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt a lawless Outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

  • Cinema Series - ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST 1968
    July 20, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: SERGIO LEONE | RATED 13+ Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, and Claudia Cardinale star in Sergio Leone’s grand vision of the settling of the American West. It’s John Ford amped up on cowboy coffee with a classic Ennio Morricone score.

  • Cinema Series - THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
    July 27, 2017 7:00 pm

    DIRECTOR: ROBERT WISE | RATED G Come and sing along with the von Trapp family for a picnic and a movie event here at the park. Pick yourself up a picnic basket, grab a spot outside and enjoy the beautiful evening air, then head over to the Capitol Theater and enjoy one of our most popular films of the summer.


August 2017


  • Cinema Series - FORREST GUMP 1994
    August 3, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: ROBERT ZEMECKIS | RATED PG Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of the simple-minded but prolific Forrest Gump. A great adventure for history buffs as it covers Forrest’s life over several decades.

  • Cinema Series - SINGING IN THE RAIN 1952
    August 10, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTORS: STANLEY DONEN, GENE KELLY | RATED G Another event movie and a Capitol Theatre favourite. Come for a picnic in the park and then enjoy this classic musical that ushers in the sound motion picture or “The Talkies” as they were called.

  • Cinema Series - WAR OF THE WORLDS 1953
    August 17, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: BYRON HASKIN | RATED G The War of the Worlds is one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Invaders from another world target a small California town with autonomous probes and laser disintegration rays.

  • Cinema Series - CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG 1968
    August 24, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: KEN HUGHES | RATED G Ian Fleming of James Bond fame wrote this amazing children’s story about a down-on- his-luck inventor that turns a broken down Grand Prix car into a flying automobile for his children. This is another great night for a picnic and a movie.

  • Cinema Series - THE UNTOUCHABLES 1987
    August 31, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA | RATED 18A Put on your fedoras and flapper dresses and travel back with us to the 1920s. Spend the evening with Al Capone and Elliot Ness as they blaze their way through prohibition Chicago. A great excuse to get all dolled up and hang out at the Mahogany Bar then see a cinema classic.


September 2017


  • Cinema Series - THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES 1976
    September 7, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: CLINT EASTWOOD | RATED 14A Clint Eastwood stars and directs this epic adventure about a Missouri farmer that joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from Union Soldiers that murdered his family. Chief Dan George and Will Samson add some gravitas to this sprawling western tale.

  • Cinema Series - LITTLE BIG MAN 1970
    September 14, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: ARTHUR PENN | RATED PG13 Dustin Hoffman plays a 100 year old man who recounts his adventures in the old west. This is one of the first Hollywood films to actually deal with some sensitivity to the North American indigenous culture. Chief Dan George was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor.

  • Cinema Series - THE STING 1973
    September 21, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: : GEORGE ROY HILL| RATED PG The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936 involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss…. this movie teams up Robert Redford and Paul Newman again after their success with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid their chemistry is a joy to watch and the theme song is a catchy earwig that you will be humming all the way home.

  • Cinema Series - 2001 SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
    September 28, 2017 7:30 pm

    DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK | RATED G This is the granddaddy of all science fiction films. It covers the history of man from birth to death as he explores the outer reaches of the universe. A mind-boggling must see that sets the bar for all science fiction movies to follow.


October 2017


  • Cinema Series - DOUBLE FEATURE - THE SHINING & ROOM 237
    October 19, 2017 7:30 pm

    The Shining DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK | RATED R Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with
his wife Wendy and his son Danny who was plagued by a psychic premonition. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack begins to unravel.

    Room 237 DIRECTOR: RODNEY ASCHER | RATED 14A A documentary about a conspiracy theory that surmises that Stanley Kubrick was hired by NASA to fake the moon landing in case it didn’t go as planned. It is filled with the speculation that the movie The Shining is Kubrick’s way of telling the world that he was indeed part of a secret covert operation to deceive the public. It examines the many clues that Kubrick has supposedly hidden in the film.