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1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada
(905) 522-7173

August 2019

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. Runtime: 2 Hours     Rated: R     Genre: Drama

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YESTERDAY

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Min     Rated: PG-13    Genre: Comedy, Music   On Friday, August 16th,  Four-time Hamilton Music Award Winner, Christopher Clause will perform a short set before the film. Clause’s love and passion for the Beatles seem to be what he is best known for in Hamilton. He has organized Beatles’ fundraising tribute shows since…

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ECHO IN THE CANYON

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon…

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DIRTY DANCING

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Min    Rated: PG-13     Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

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THE ART OF SELF DEFENCE

A man is attacked at random on the street. He enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself. Runtime: 1 Hour 44 Min     Rated: R     Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports

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SILENT FILM – THE LOST WORLD

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. Silent Saturday returns for August 2019.  Come in and see how silent films were originally shown with a live piano player playing the film score! Live piano accompaniment provided by Jordan Klapman Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Min     Rated PG-13     Genre: Silent Film, Adventure

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APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT

“Apocalypse Now” is a movie that drove Coppola to the brink of both financial ruin and actual madness. The spectacularly ambitious grafting of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to the historical quagmire of America’s disastrous military campaign in Vietnam was always a spectacular sprawl, a maximalist spectacle. Its first release was two-and-a-half hours, an overwhelming psychedelic horror vision of will and inhumanity. “Apocalypse Now Redux,” released in 2001, was over three hours, more diffuse, more of a thematic and narrative incoherence, but…

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CLUELESS

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Min      Rated: PG-13     Genre: Comedy, Romance

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RETRO MONDAYS WITH HOST ALEX REYNOLDS

Every second Monday  (August 12 + 26, 2019)  join us for Retro Monday's with our host and special guest, Alex Reynolds (CHCH and The Bay Observer).  Come for both feature films for the exceptional price of $15 for the evening. Purchase on-line or at the box office.

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TRUE GRIT

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. Every second Monday  (August 12 + 26, 2019)  join us for Retro Monday's with our host and special guest, Alex Reynolds (CHCH and The Bay Observer).  Come for both feature films for the exceptional price of $15 for the evening. Purchase on-line or at the box office. Starring John Wayne Runtime: 2 Hours 8 Min     Rated: G   …

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THE WILD BUNCH

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. Director: Sam Peckinpah Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan  Every second Monday  (August 12 + 26, 2019)  join us for Retro Monday's with our host and special guest, Alex Reynolds (CHCH and The Bay Observer).  Come for both feature films for the exceptional price of $15 for the evening. Purchase on-line or at the box office. Runtime: 2 Hours 15 Min …

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September 2019

JEREMY FISHER IN CONCERT

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

"If I knew what I was doing, I'd be doing it every day", says Ottawa-based singer, songwriter, & producer Jeremy Fisher.  "Most of the time I'm chasing & running into walls, so when I get my hands on a song that feels right & provokes emotion in others it can feel like the first time & that's exciting. Fisher, having roots in Hamilton, was a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band at Westdale Secondary School (Class of 1995), attended…

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CURIOUS MINDS//ITALY: FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

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. The aim of this course is to travel to six regions of Italy and attempt to virtually unify the country from top to bottom. Very significantly, the voyage begins from the bottom and works its way up the Italian boot: Sicily, Campania, Lazio, Tuscany, Lombardy, and Veneto. Franco will…

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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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SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS: PAYADORO ENSEMBLE

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

"With influences from Argentina to Eastern Europe to the great Astor Piazzolla, Payodora plays the tango like it's meant to be: sultry, steamy, but with grace and precision. You will be entertained!"    -- Howard Drunkman, Editor, Words + Music Magazine  

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THE INK SPOTS

An afternoon with songs of The Drifters, Platters and the Ink Spots.  Doors open at 2pm with the show beginning at 3pm. Runtime: 90 min     Rated: G

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THE FULL ENGLISH SHOW

The Full English show stars David Neilson who plays Roy Cropper & Peter Gunn who plays Brian Packham on the award-winning Coronation St. Hosted by Karl Wells in an interview-style presentation in two acts 45 minutes each with a 20-minute intermission. Fans will get the scoop from these veteran cast members as they offer an insiders look into their characters & their Corrie stories & secrets. With over 28 years combined on Corrie as Roy & Brian, they’ve been at the epicenter of many…

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October 2019

LUNCH AT ALLENS

Lunch at Allen's is a musical powerhouse compromising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CDs, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray's Farmer's Song, Marc's Marina Del Rey, and Ian's Painted Ladies, just to name a few. These three artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western…

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JACOB MOON

Guitarist, singer and writer of award-winning pop and folk songs, Jacob Moon is best known as a master of the art of "live looping", recording his performances in real time and adding layer upon layer to make one man with one guitar ring like an orchestra, and his innovative approach to beloved guitar songs and his original music have helped him build a following that includes the likes of Rush, Ron Sexsmith, and Gordon Lightfoot for the past two decades.

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A NIGHT WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG

DEPRESSION AND HOPE: DEPRESSION, SPORTS & ME  A talk followed by Q&A, and a 60 Minute VIP Meet & Greet Michael Landsberg is one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental health awareness. The Westdale understands how important culture is to the health of a community, which is why we have invited Michael Landsberg to join us on October 10th, 2019. Brash and witty, Landsberg has all the charisma of the veteran TV and radio host he is. A seasoned on-stage pro,…

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THE COMIC STRIPPERS

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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LAZO

An Ancient Sound for a New World In 2010, the first world premiere of his musical show, "A Lyra for all the people" took place in Gis Theatre in Thessaloniki, Greece in front of 4500 people. 2017marked his first North American CD titled "LAZO". The album is produced by Pavlo, featuring original music.  

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MIDDLE RAGED

Middle Raged is a hilarious live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (22 Minutes) and Gary Pearson (MadTV), that explores life between 30 and 65- from raising kids to financial stress, and keeping romance alive. Audiences have roared with laughter at the grounded relatable comedy.

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November 2019

DEREK EDWARDS – “ So Here’s The Thing…”

is A new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, ...a richly textured and enthralling 'cut above,' delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian. "So Here's the Thing ..."  - A  breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life's troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to…

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G PINTO LIVE in CONCERT

FOUR STRINGS... EVERYTHING... Grenville Pinto isn't just a violinist. He's so much more. A complete musician. A showman. An entertainer. Fun. Class. An artist... With such a diverse and seasoned musical background, experience how G Pinto captivates audiences with his unique and energetic STAGE shows. Accompanied by his live band and with appearances by special guests, be prepared to be taken on a musical journey!

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December 2019

CROONER’S CHRISTMAS FEATURING ANDREW MARTIN

Be brought into the Holiday Spirit by 7 Time Award Winning Vocalist Andrew Martin and his three-piece band. Enjoy a night of memories, stories and great music. This memorable event will take you back to Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra Christmas specials, all the way to current Crooners of today like Michael Buble & Harry Connick Jr. Enjoy a flowing performance of Crooner classics dating from the ’50s all the way to the modern Christmas tunes you love to…

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April 2020

PAVLO: IN CONCERT

PAVLO returns in the spring of 2020. Tickets are now on sale for what will most definitely be a sold-out performance! For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter, has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015  Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira, and 2009 Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez. Pavlo has…

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