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Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada
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September 2021

On Broadway

For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy! As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with legends of…

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Best Sellers

A cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher. Starring: Michael Caine, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Speedman, Cary Elwes, Ellen Wong Directed by: Lina Roessler Select your seats based on the number of people attending the theatre. For example, if you are a couple, please select a pair of chairs, and if you are a group of four, please choose a group of four Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or valid medical exemption) is…

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Beans – Free Admission

Inspired by true events, BEANS is about a Mohawk girl on the cusp of adolescence who must grow up fast and become her own kind of warrior during the armed stand-off known as the 1990 Oka Crisis. Select your seats based on the number of people attending the theatre. For example, if you are a couple, please select a pair of chairs, and if you are a group of four, please choose a group of four. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination…

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Beans – Free Admission

Inspired by true events, BEANS is about a Mohawk girl on the cusp of adolescence who must grow up fast and become her own kind of warrior during the armed stand-off known as the 1990 Oka Crisis. Free admission for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Reserve your free ticket online or get it at the door.   September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools,…

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We Were Children – Free Admission

Free admission. Reserve your ticket online or get a free ticket at the door. Warning: this film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion, and/or watching this film within a group setting, is strongly advised. If you need counselling support, please contact Health Canada. In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face…

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October 2021

Sean Jones – Octoberwest

“It's been a long time…but it always feels good to come home.” Sean Jones is referring to the kind of ’90s inspired R&B music he made with the highly successful boy band, In Essence. The group rose to fame in the early 90’s with the hits, Friend Of Mine, IE IE and You Will Never Find and received worldwide recognition for their ability to combine Rap, Pop, and R&B with exciting performances. In 2004 In Essence, won a Juno for…

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Tom Wilson – Octoberwest

Tom Wilson is a Canadian music legend, famed storyteller and visual artist. Wilson’s memoir, Beautiful Scars published by Penguin/Random House has become a national bestseller. In his memoir, Wilson reveals the impact of discovering his indigenous heritage. Musically, Wilson is best known for his work with Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond, the latter receiving a 2020 Juno Award for the album “Mohawk." “Over the course of discovering my true identity, the intention of my writing, my…

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The New Rebel Westerners – Octoberwest

The New Rebel Westerners is a concept group of freelance musicians who came together in pursuit of their shared interests in Vintage Country, Americana, Folk, and Blues. They are based in Hamilton, ON. Canada Select your seats based on the number of people attending the theatre. For example, if you are a couple, please select a pair of chairs, and if you are a group of four, please choose a group of four Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or valid medical…

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Sam Polley & The Old Tommorows – Octoberwest

Being the youngest member of a musical family, Sam Polley grew up in the music industry, but took his own time to join the family business. Forming Sam Polley and The Old Tomorrows in downtown Toronto in 2017, Sam Polley surrounded himself with local musicians he knew had similar musical interests, recruiting brothers Tally and Gianni Ferraro (bass and drums), and veteran players, Fraser Melvin (Electric Guitar) and Jeff Giles (Piano/Keyboard). The band quickly meshed and played their first show…

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Cry Macho

Based on the book, "Cry Macho" stars Clint Eastwood as a one-time rodeo star and washed up horse breeder who, in 1978, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. Crossing rural Mexico on their back way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a…

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Hamilton Originals with Daniel Lanois

You can stream the show LIVE on Facebook or YouTube, or you can buy a ticket to be part of the LIVE studio audience! The Westdale knows about being an original.  The iconic theatre debuted in 1935 as Hamilton's first cinema equipped to show 'talkies' – motion pictures with sound.  Fast forward 85 years and The Westdale is buzzing with excitement to announce that Hamilton Originals, its response to the pandemic that premiered in July 2020, is heading back to…

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Nights of Cabiria – World Cinema Talk

World Cinema Masterworks Film Talk With Jeff Bender Presented by the AGH Film Festival Join The Westdale as we take a tour around the world to explore the finest films from international cinema. A combination of classic and contemporary, World Cinema at The Westdale will lead you on a winding journey through masterworks by acclaimed filmmakers and the stories they tell will broaden your movie-going horizons. Come on an adventure around the world with us after the film! Through his…

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Gentleman’s Agreement – Movies that Mattered Talk

Movies that Mattered Film Talk Series with Fred Fuchs In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently. Watch the film and stay for the Film Talk. Included in the price of admission. GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947) A reporter pretends to be Jewish to cover a story on anti-Semitism and personally discovers the true depths of…

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November 2021

Modern Times – Movies that Mattered Talk

Movies that Mattered Film Talk Series with Fred Fuchs In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently. Watch the film and stay for the Film Talk. Included in the price of admission. MODERN TIMES (1936) The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Directed by…

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Pather Panchali – World Cinema Talk

World Cinema Masterworks Film Talk With Jeff Bender Join The Westdale as we take a tour around the world to explore the finest films from international cinema. A combination of classic and contemporary, World Cinema at The Westdale will lead you on a winding journey through masterworks by acclaimed filmmakers and the stories they tell will broaden your movie-going horizons. Come on an adventure around the world with us after the film! Through his film talks, Jeff will introduce us…

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On the Waterfront – Movies that Mattered Talk

Movies that Mattered Film Talk Series with Fred Fuchs. In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently. Watch the film and stay for the Film Talk. Included in the price of admission. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Directed by Elia Kazan…

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December 2021

Do the Right Thing – Movies that Mattered Talk

Movies that Mattered Film Talk Series with Fred Fuchs In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently. Watch the film and stay for the Film Talk. Included in the price of admission. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's…

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Fanny and Alexander – World Cinema Talk

World Cinema Masterworks Film Talk With Jeff Bender Join The Westdale as we take a tour around the world to explore the finest films from international cinema. A combination of classic and contemporary, World Cinema at The Westdale will lead you on a winding journey through masterworks by acclaimed filmmakers and the stories they tell will broaden your movie-going horizons. Come on an adventure around the world with us after the film! Through his film talks, Jeff will introduce us…

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