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February 2019

Community Open House

After nearly 2 years of restoration, The Westdale is reopening. Please join us for a free, family-friendly Community Open House where you can tour the theatre, try out the new seats, get some free, fresh popcorn, and celebrate the community magic. We hope you can join us in the heart of Westdale Village.

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The Oscars: 91st Academy Awards Extravaganza – Sold out

Walk the red carpet dressed to kill. Cash Bar, Ballots & Prizes. RSVP Required. 7 PM: Red Carpet & Cocktails 8 PM: Awards Ceremony Sold out

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March 2019

Sunrise

Silent Film Screening with Live Music Accompaniment featuring pianist, Jordan Klapman. This film is considered by many to be the finest silent film ever made by a Hollywood studio. F.W. Murnau's masterpiece is indeed musical in its orchestration of light and shadow, night and fog, movement and stillness. Jordan Klapman is a professional music educator & performer. Jordan performs extensively at music festivals, jazz clubs, concert halls, & theatres across Canada, & internationally, and he’s performed as both a soloist…

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April 2019

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Impulso Flamenco

A show that is both energetic and colourful, intense and deep, leaving considerable room for interpretation. Impulso Flamenco is well-known on Montreal's world jazz scene. A fusion of Dance and Music mixed in with a repertoire of traditional Flamenco, Latino and Arab music with Jazz Accents. Learn more: https://www.impulsoflamenco.com/ Doors open: 7pm Show: 8pm

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Creative Soul Series: with Special Guest Sylvia Tyson

Intimate conversations & unplugged performances with some of Canada’s greatest songwriters. Host Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas talks with Canadian music legends on the creative process, inspiration and keeping one’s creativity alive. Doors Open 6:30 PM     Event Start 7:30 PM Series Dates: April 25  - Special Guest: Sylvia Tyson; May 16  -  Special Guest: Murray McLauchlan; June 13 - Special Guest: Dan Hill Cost  $40 Per Show (+HST & Surcharge ), Ticket for Series: $100* (+ HST & Surcharge) *available for purchase at…

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May 2019

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NICOLAS WALLACE

A gifted storyteller. Pure evil wrapped in Mr. Rodger’s sweater. Nick Wallace has appeared (and FOOLED) Penn & Teller on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, as well as FOXtv’s Houdini & Doyle’s World of Wonders. He has been named the Canadian Champion of Magic by the Canadian Association of Magicians and is the 2018 recipient of the Allan Slaight Award for Canadian Rising Star.

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DOORS OPEN HAMILTON

The Westdale is a community-focused theatre dedicated to bringing movies and music to the City of Hamilton. The Westdale was the first theatre to open specifically for motion pictures in Hamilton. It reopened in February 2019, restored as close to the original 1935 opening. You can still see the original marquee letters mounted inside. Our friendly staff will be onsite to share the perks of becoming a member!

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REEL EATS SERIES – CHEF with Special Guests!

Food, Film, and Sharing with Host Mary Luz Mejia and Special Guest Chef, Jonny Blonde Doors Open & Dinner from 6:30 - 7:30 PM Intro at 7:15 PM Film: 7:30 PM Followed by a Q&A with Jonny Blonde & Mary Luz to follow Your ticket includes the following 2 items prepared by Chef Blonde inspired by the movie CHEF Jonny's Canadian Cuban sandwich (made with all local ingredients) Herb-marinated porchetta, pickled red cabbage, Quebec Mont St. Benoit Cheese, roasted garlic…

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Creative Soul: Murray McLauchlan

Intimate conversations & unplugged performances with some of Canada’s greatest songwriters.  Host Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas talks with Canadian music legends on the creative process, inspiration and keeping one’s creativity alive. Event Start 7:30 PM    Next Event:  June 13 with Special Guest Dan Hill Tickets: $40 Per Show (+ HST + Surcharge) available online or box office.  Reserved seating. The Series will be filmed for future use.

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KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

FREE Community Screening presented hosted by Sandy Shaw, MPP for Hamilton-West-Ancaster A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history. Start Time: 6:30 PM   Documentary NYR  Everyone is welcome!

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MEDFEST FILM FESTIVAL!

"MedFest" is an international film festival held annually in universities and institutions all over the world.  Founded by the Psychiatrist, Dr. Kamran Ahmed, with the backing of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), MedFest was intended to use the power of film to bring important health issues to the forefront of the conversation. Since 2015, Dr. Nadeem Akhtar (Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, McMaster University) and the Psychiatry Interest Group have brought MedFest to Hamilton; the only Canadian event. This year, MedFest explores…

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June 2019

Private Booking

The Theatre will be closed to the public from June 17 through to June 20th, 2019

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FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING + RAPTORS PARTY

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

You are invited to a Free Community Screening and the NBA's Championship Series between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors -  Game 4 and Game 5. Get your free ticket online or at the box office. Doors Open at 7:00 PM. Tip-Off at 9 PM.

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DOGMAN

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival in Partnership with The Westdale and Cinema Insieme presents DOGMAN. In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING  Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old. The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. It's all emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends. Rating: G Runtime: 101 minutes

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ArtsFest: BALLROOM DANCE THAT BREAKS GENDER ROLES

Copp and Jeff Fox met as colleagues during their shared tenure with Fred Astaire’s Canada and remained friends after Copp retired from teaching. They would dance at social occasions where they developed their “playing fair” method of sharing the lead, which caught the eye of a local dramaturge, Lisa O’Connell. Thus began the theatrical collaboration which led to the creation of a full-length Ballroom Dance/Theatre production, “First Dance,” about the development of the first dance for a same-sex wedding. Through…

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ArtsFest: Trillium Foundation Presentation & Announcement

All are welcome to attend this special presentation on behalf of the Westdale Theatre.

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July 2019

REEL EATS – THE LUNCHBOX with CHEF Ken LeFEBOUR

July 10 @ 6:30 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

REEL EATS is an evening of film, food, and fun with Host & Food Writer Mary Luz Mejia. MOVIE: THE LUNCHBOX     GUEST CHEF: KEN LeFEBOUR Q & A   following the film along with a CHUTNEY MAKING DEMO! (You will go home with a great recipe!) Middle-class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of…

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Private Event

We will be closed from July 12 through to July 18th, 2019 in preparation of the Hamilton Fringe Festival.  

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August 2019

September 2019

Labour Day Classic Hamilton Tiger Cats vs. Toronto Argos

A yearly tradition, these two teams have played on Labour Day in Hamilton for over 50 years. Come watch the game for FREE.  Get your tickets online or at the Box Office Run Time: 120 min   Rated: G

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October 2019

Drunken Cinema- The Lost Boys

DRUNKEN CINEMA: THE LOST BOYS (Hamilton Edition) Drunken Cinema is now expanding to the Hammer! In celebration of this, we invite you Santa Carla (a.k.a. The Westdale ) for our first event in Hamilton to participate in an interactive film going experience in celebration of THE LOST BOYS! What happens when you mix together the 80s, the two Coreys, babes, bikes and a lot of blood? You get one of the best vampire movies ever made!Re-live the vampires’ keen fashion…

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CURIOUS MINDS// ALL THAT GLITTERED: POP CULTURE OF THE 70’S

This fall, The Westdale has partnered with Hot Docs to bring you a series of daytime lectures. Come engage in a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts. It might have been the strangest decade of the twentieth century, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. It’s easy to look back at the 1970s and simply be stunned by the hair and the platform shoes, by the mood rings and ‘da Fonz’. But underneath all…

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THE COMIC STRIPPERS

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing…

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Conversation with Henry Giroux and Julian Casablancas

For more information and RSVP HERE Showtime: 7:00pm

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McMaster Water Network Presents Beyond Crisis

Join McMaster Water Network and Global Water Futures during McMaster Water Week 2019’s inaugural event. McMaster Water Week 2019 is a week-long celebration of water research at McMaster, and aims to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and public engagement around local and global water issues. All events are free, and open to the public. BEYOND CRISIS is a story of hope for a rapidly changing world: a meditative call to action that explores what it means to be living in this new era of…

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November 2019

Art Lounge Event – FREE Screening of Frida

On Monday November 4th we will be celebrating the opening of our Autumn Art Show.  Come celebrate with us the amazing works from local artists at The Westdale Art Lounge.  We will be hosting the Artist and encourage all who love art to join us for a wine and cheese get together followed by a complementary screening of the movie Frida starring Salma Hayek. This is a free event.  Donations are welcomed. Doors open at 6pm, Movie starts at 7pm…

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A Fundraising Event For Hamilton Conservation

Adam Shoalts: Modern Day Explorer A Fundraising Event for Hamilton Conservation Foundation In the spring of 2017, Adam Shoalts, bestselling author and adventurer, set off on an unprecedented solo journey across North America’s greatest wilderness. A place where, in our increasingly interconnected, digital world, it’s still possible to wander for months without crossing a single road, or even see another human being. Join the Hamilton Conservation Foundation for this exclusive speaking and film presentation where Adam will share the thrilling…

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Laila Biali With Special Guest Kadri Voorand

LAILA BIALI ( w Ben Wittman on drums and George Koller on bass) Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light,…

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December 2019

Quartette- A Quartette Christmas

One of the great joys of Christmas is the music … one of the great joys of this Christmas is the opportunity to experience that music through the genius of Quartette! Whether it’s traditional favourites like “Silent Night” and “What Child Is This?” or Quartette originals such as “The Perfect Christmas Tree” and “Hope, Peace, Joy and Love”, Canadian singer/songwriters Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson enchant with their singularly lush harmonies, unique arrangements and rich variety…

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