Explore the Westdale
The Westdale Theatre is a heritage-designated cultural treasure in the heart of Westdale Village.
The gloriously restored theatre is a multidisciplinary arts presentation space focusing on cinematic, artistic, and community arts programming.
The fabled theatre has witnessed history’s scenes play out since it was built in 1935 as the first cinema in Hamilton equipped to show ‘talkies’ – motion pictures with sound. Newly incorporated as a not-for-profit charity in 2019, the art deco single-screen cinema is now a 345-seat venue that screens independent and repertory films. In addition, it produces and hosts various community events, including talks, comedy, fundraisers, live-streamed events, and concerts.
Westdale Village is a heritage neighborhood known for its unique shopping, stellar restaurants and coffee shops, and its proximity to hiking trails and canoeing at nearby Cootes Paradise. It’s a go-to for nearby McMaster University students, locals, and visitors.
About The Westdale Theatre
- 345 soft seats
- Community Art Lounge to mingle
- Two accessible areas with companion seats
- Closed captioning and hearing-impaired equipment
- Accessible washroom in the auditorium
- State of the art Christie Digital Cinema Projector
- Dolby surround sound
- In-house sound and lighting
- In-house ticketing system
- Private green room
- A fully licensed concession stand
- The best popcorn in Hamilton! (popcorn people)