Current & Upcoming Shows

What Walaa Wants - Poster

What Walaa Wants


Directors: Christy Garland

Language: Arabic

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 89 minutes


Opens Saturday, February 16 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, February 11.

Opening night includes special Q&A by Walaa and director Christy Garland following the film!



“Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to survive basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces - not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules. Following Walaa from 15 to 21, with an intimate POV and the exuberant energy of its subject, this is the story of a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 17 - 1:10pm
  • February 19 - 7:10pm
  • February 19 - 9:10pm
  • February 20 - 7:10pm
  • February 20 - 9:10pm
  • February 21 - 7:10pm
  • February 23 - 9:00pm
  • February 26 - 7:10pm
  • February 26 - 9:10pm
Climax - Poster



Director: Gaspar Noé

Language: French, English

Genre: Drama, Horror, Music

Running Time: 95 minutes


Opens Friday, March 1 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, February 25.



“French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 1 - 7:00pm
Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 - Poster

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019


For the first time, Calgary Film invites Calgarians to enjoy this year’s Oscar-nominated short films the weekend of February 15-17, 2019. 

Nominated short film nominees in all three categories (Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Subject) will screen at Globe Cinema.


This is your chance to join audiences around the country and the world in enjoying this years’ selection of shorts and predict your winner!


Friday, Feb 15 6:30 PM - Live Action Shorts

Saturday, Feb 16 6:30 PM - Animated Shorts

Sunday, Feb 17 2:00 PM - Documentary Shorts


Choose between Individual Screening Tickets, Oscars Shorts Weekend Pass or a pass Bundle which also includes a ticket to Calgary Film's A Red Carpet Affair: Oscars? Viewing Party & Fundraiser


Learn more/get tickets:

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 17 - 2:30pm
The Oslo Diaries - Poster

The Oslo Diaries


?Directors: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan

Language: Hebrew, Arabic, English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 97 minutes


Opens Saturday, February 9 and plays for at least two weeks.



"A group of Israelis and Palestinians come together in Oslo for an unsanctioned peace talks during the 1990s in order to bring peace to the Middle East.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 17 - 3:10pm
  • February 19 - 9:20pm
  • February 20 - 9:20pm
  • February 21 - 9:10pm
Gift - Poster



Director: Robin McKenna

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 90 minutes


Opens Friday, February 22 and plays for at least two weeks. More showtimes to be posted Monday, February 18.



“Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character-driven stories. On North America's Pacific Northwest Coast, a young indigenous man undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch – to make a name for himself by giving everything away. In Rome, Italy, a factory occupied by migrants is transformed into a living museum, protected by a barricade of art: a model of resistance and an invaluable gift. In the “pirate utopia” of Burning Man, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-­apocalyptic desert landscape. Meanwhile, in Auckland, New Zealand, artist Mingwei Lee prepares to launch Sonic Blossom– a “transformative gift” of song.

"GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts”, and a celebration of the imagination.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 22 - 7:00pm
  • February 22 - 9:00pm
  • February 23 - 12:50pm
  • February 23 - 7:00pm
  • February 24 - 12:50pm
  • February 26 - 7:00pm
  • February 26 - 9:00pm
  • February 27 - 7:00pm
  • February 27 - 9:00pm
  • February 28 - 9:20pm
Audition - Poster



Join us on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00pm for a screening of AUDITION (1999), directed by Takashi Miike.



General admission: $10



"A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all."






Kindly note: Groupons, Friends of CJSW discounts, and other passes are not accepted for this special event screening.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 20 - 7:00pm
Donbass (2018) - Poster

Donbass (2018)


?Calgary Cinematheque 2018/19 Season

Series: Contemporary World Cinema


DONBASS (2018)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:00 PM




Though born in Belarus (then part of the Soviet Union), Sergei Loznitsa has gone on to assume his position as the Ukraine’s preeminent filmmaker, internationally recognized as a crucial artistic voice and immensely controversial in his homeland. Loznitsa began as a documentarian, his stylistically radical work often presenting viewers with something like an otherworldly ethnography, and though continuing to work in the non-fiction field up to the present day, he has since My Joy in 2010 made waves internationally with a series of intense and timely narrative features. Donbass is the latest and perhaps most provocative; a highly episodic experiment set in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine, merging unflinching social observation and dark absurdist humour. As regards to its episodic nature and its general irreverence, Loznitsa has spoken in interviews about the influence on the film of Luis Buñuel’s The Phantom of Liberty. Approaching its milieu from a multiplicity of angles, often employing long unbroken takes of tremendous technical virtuosity, Donbass exposes a split world riven by rage and compromised by the institutionalization of misinformation.


- Written by Jason Wierzba

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 28 - 7:00pm
Escape Film Festival - Poster

Escape Film Festival


Escape Film Festival
February 21-24, 2019

Escape is a Sci-Fi and Fantasy based film festival bringing classic fan favorites to the big screen. A festival for people who love to escape. More information and tickets available at at


The Matrix - 20th Anniversary

Thu Feb 21, 2019

 6:45PM - 9:00PM MST


Aliens (1986)

Thu Feb 21, 2019

 9:30PM - 11:45PM MST


The Crow - 25th Anniversary

Fri Feb 22, 2019

 7:10PM - 9:00PM MST


The Lost Boys (1987)

Fri Feb 22, 2019

 9:30PM - 11:15PM MST


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Sat Feb 23, 2019

 1:00PM - 3:00PM MST


Willow (1988)

Sat Feb 23, 2019

 3:30PM - 5:15PM MST


Starship Troopers (1997)

Sat Feb 23, 2019

 6:50PM - 9:00PM MST


Watchmen - 10th Anniversary

Sat Feb 23, 2019

 9:30PM - 12:15AM MST


The Last Starfigher (1984)

Sun Feb 24, 2019

 12:50PM - 2:35PM MST


Galaxy Quest - 20th Anniversary

Sun Feb 24, 2019

 3:00PM - 4:45PM MST

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 21 - 6:45pm
  • February 21 - 9:30pm
  • February 22 - 7:10pm
  • February 22 - 9:30pm
  • February 23 - 1:00pm
  • February 23 - 3:30pm
  • February 23 - 6:50pm
  • February 23 - 9:30pm
  • February 24 - 12:50pm
  • February 24 - 3:00pm
The Postman Always Rings Twice - Poster

The Postman Always Rings Twice


Globe Cinema and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners are pleased to present the Film Noir Series 2019, the second edition of a series bringing Film Noir classics to the big screen. Each film will be introduced by Prof. George Melnyk, followed by a Q&A. See below for the full series schedule.

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946) directed by Tay Garnett
February 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
All tickets only $5 at the door

"A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband."

Full Film Noir 2019 Series schedule:

The Woman in the Window (1944)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Laura (1944)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Out of the Past (1947)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 19 - 7:00pm