Current & Upcoming Shows

My Friend Dahmer - Poster

My Friend Dahmer


Director: Marc Meyers

Language: English

Genre: Drama/Biography

Running Time: 107 minutes


Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf


"Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Based on the cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster … the high school senior."

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 10 - 9:00pm
  • December 12 - 9:15pm
  • December 13 - 7:00pm
Calgary Cinematheque 2017/18 - Poster

Calgary Cinematheque 2017/18


Calgary Cinematheque - Season 11

Visit for more information and tickets

2017 / 2018 SERIES:

Masters: Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar-Wai is a genuine auteur whose signature style is instantly recognizable in his films due to the presence of eye-popping visuals, memorable music and characters that linger long in the memory.

Spotlight: Wexler & Willis

This season we're shining a spotlight on cinematographers, choosing two Americans, Gordon Willis and Haskell Wexler, and their politically charged films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Focus: Landscapes

More than a mere setting, a landscape and the representation of it undergoes differing treatments in cinema. At the intersection of topography and narrative, there are films that evoke, and exercise a landscape’s capacity as a kinetic and tactile character.


2046 | November 23 @ Globe Cinema

BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK | November 30 @ Globe Cinema

ASHES OF TIME (Redux) | December 7 @ The Plaza Theatre

THE GRANDMASTER | December 14 @ Globe Cinema

+ More TBA

About Calgary Cinematheque:

We are Calgary’s year-round champion of challenging and under-represented global cinema. Our eclectic programming features selected films that expand Calgary’s movie-going options to include benchmark retrospectives, classic restorations, masterworks, and acclaimed screen rarities. We curate programs constructed around thematic links, historical or current movements, and the work of individual artists. Our programming includes overlooked contemporary world cinema, discussion sessions with guest speakers, and community events. We frequently collaborate with other organizations including the University of Calgary, Calgary Underground Film Festival, containR, and Theatre Junction.

Kindly note: Calgary Cinematheque events are special event screenings, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts will not be accepted.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 14 - 7:00pm
The Other Side of Hope - Poster

The Other Side of Hope


Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Languages: Finnish, Arabic, Swedish, English

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Running Time: 100 minutes



"The film consists of two stories that by chance intersect at the forty-minute mark. The first one is about Khaled, a young Syrian refugee who has lost virtually all of his family. Almost by accident, he drifts to Helsinki as a stowaway passenger on a collier to seek asylum without great hopes for his future life.


"Wikström, the other protagonist, is a travelling salesman of about fifty (representing mainly men's shirts and ties). In the beginning of the film he leaves his alcoholic wife and his profession and turns momentarily into a poker shark. With the small amount of money he thus gains he then buys an unprofitable restaurant at the far end of an inner court along a back street in Helsinki.


"When the authorities decide to return Khaled to the ruins of Aleppo he, just like many others, decides to stay illegally in the country and disappears into the streets of Helsinki. There he meets, besides various types of racism, also pure kindness. Finally Wikström finds our fellow sleeping in the inner yard of his restaurant. Perhaps he sees something of himself in the battered man because he hires Khaled as a cleaner and a dishwasher."

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 10 - 9:10pm
  • December 12 - 7:10pm
  • December 12 - 9:10pm
  • December 13 - 7:10pm
  • December 13 - 9:10pm
  • December 14 - 7:10pm
  • December 14 - 9:10pm
  • December 16 - 9:10pm
  • December 18 - 9:10pm
  • December 19 - 9:10pm
  • December 20 - 9:10pm
  • December 21 - 9:10pm
The Thing (1982) - Poster

The Thing (1982)


On December 29, Globe Cinema presents the 1982 horror classic THE THING directed by John Carpenter. Celebrate the end of 2017 with THE THING's unrivalled practical effects and masterful suspense on the big screen.


December 29th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets only $10

Licensed with bar


Advance tickets available here:




THE THING (1982) | directed by John Carpenter


"A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight."



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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 29 - 7:00pm
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Poster

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind


Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: January

"Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" (1984) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Co-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society


An animated short film will precede each screening


January 20 @ 12:00pm (doors @ 11:30am):

English dubbed version (family friendly) / tickets $7.00


January 20 @ 7:00pm (doors @ 6:30pm):

Japanese with English subtitles / tickets $10.00



"Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet."


Advance tickets:

Consider purchasing tickets in advance as shows are likely to sell out!


Also check out "Princess Mononoke" in February and more Studio Ghibli films TBD!


Kindly note: Studio Ghibli Showcase Series screenings are special event screenings, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts are not valid.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • January 20 - 7:00pm
Chavela - Poster



?Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Languages: Spanish, English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Running Time: 93 minutes



"Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her - as well as those she spread about herself - the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being." 

-via Blue Ice Docs

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 15 - 7:10pm
  • December 16 - 1:10pm
  • December 16 - 3:10pm
  • December 16 - 7:10pm
  • December 17 - 1:10pm
  • December 17 - 3:10pm
  • December 18 - 7:10pm
  • December 19 - 7:10pm
  • December 20 - 7:10pm
  • December 21 - 7:10pm
Napping Princess - Poster

Napping Princess


Director: Kenji Kamiyama

Languages: Japanese (English subtitles)

Genre: Animated/Drama/Sci-fi

Running Time: 110 minutes

Also known as "Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari" or "Ancien and the Magic Tablet"


"The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

"From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past."

-via GKIDS

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 10 - 1:10pm
  • December 10 - 3:10pm
Happy End - Poster

Happy End


?Director: Michael Haneke

Language: French (English subtitles)

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 107 minutes



"Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home."

-via Mongrel Media

Upcoming Showtimes
  • January 19 - 7:00pm
The Fifth Reel presents: Die Hard Holiday House Party - Poster

The Fifth Reel presents: Die Hard Holiday House Party


This holiday season The Fifth Reel invites you come celebrate with us in the best way we know how with a HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY. We’re taking over the Globe and having some merry cheer on all levels of the building. In the upstairs theatre we’ll be screening the yuletime classic DIE HARD


"John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles."


Before the movie enjoy a musical pre-show courtesy of alternative dream rock band Lashes



Because it’s the season of giving we wanted to make this event even more special so down in the second theatre on the main floor we’ll also be showing HOLIDAY THEMED EPISODES OF ALL YOUR FAVOURITE SHOWS + HOLIDAY SPECIALS FOR FREE!









If you'd like to just attend the holiday specials we will have specified tickets on eventbrite and at the door. If you're buying a ticket for Die Hard your ticket gets you access to both theatres so feel free to roam between the two theatres during the evening!


As with all Fifth Reel events we will also have beer for sale in the lobby which you’ll be able to enjoy in the theatre while you watch the movie!!!! Special theme drink for the evening RUM & EGG NOG!

Hosting for the evening will be the always hilarious, never a dull moment The Kinkonauts! Prepare to be dazzled by their hilarious antics and mind bending challenges. Past highlights include human-proton-pack ghost hunting, Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation contests, and life sized rock em sock em robots. One can only guess what they have up their sleeve this time.


Cartoons downstairs start at 9:00 and go till the end of the night.

Band plays in the upstairs theatre at 10:00

Die Hard starts upstairs around 10:45




$9 Early Bird tickets if you order before December 1st!

$10 for members of The Fifth Reel/Calgary Underground Film Festival/UofC Film Society

$15 for non-members (Free Fifth Reel memberships will be available inside the theatre for those who want to become members for next time)




The Globe Cinema is located at 617 8 Ave S.W. Debit and Credit are accepted at our Box Office, but the bar and concession are CASH ONLY (There is an ATM available on the main floor). The Fifth Reel bar is located upstairs, where you will find our menu of alcoholic beverages. Popcorn etc. is located at the concession stand downstairs.

Audience participation and dressing up is always encouraged. Yelling, cheering, jeering, quoting- a- long are all also highly encouraged. Past screenings have been as loud and as rowdy as the last house party you've been to. The Fifth Reel is an interactive movie going experience, the audience makes the fun. If you expect to sit on your hands in silence for two hours then this might not be for you...

That said; racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic language/behavior will NOT BE TOLERATED. We want people of all genders, creeds, cultures, and sexualities to feel welcome at our shows. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment for our audience, volunteers, and/or staff. If you have any questions or comments regarding our policy please feel free to email or message us.

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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 15 - 10:00pm
Novitiate - Poster



?Director: Margaret Betts

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 123 minutes



"Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl's first experience with love. In this case, her first love is God. Raised by a vehemently non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into all the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threating the course of nuns’ lives. Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and the changing administration. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh, often inhumane realities of being a servant of God.”

-via Mongrel Media

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 10 - 12:50pm
  • December 10 - 3:00pm
  • December 12 - 7:00pm
  • December 13 - 9:00pm
  • December 14 - 9:15pm
Last Flag Flying - Poster

Last Flag Flying


Director: Richard Linklater

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Running Time: 125 minutes

From Academy Award nominated director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, School of Rock, Dazed and Confused) - Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, and Bryan Cranston


"Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry 'Doc' Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 15 - 6:50pm
  • December 16 - 12:50pm
  • December 16 - 3:00pm
  • December 16 - 6:50pm
  • December 16 - 9:00pm
  • December 17 - 12:50pm
  • December 17 - 3:00pm
  • December 18 - 9:00pm
  • December 19 - 9:15pm
  • December 20 - 9:00pm
  • December 21 - 9:00pm
Big Time - Poster

Big Time


?Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Language: English, Danish

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 93 minutes



"Bjarke Ingels started out as a young man dreaming of creating cartoons. Now, he has been named “one of architecture’s biggest stars” by The Wall Street Journal. BIG TIME follows Bjarke during th course of 5 years (2011-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too. Bjarke Ingels’ company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been given the task of designing and building one of the skyscrapers, which will replace the Twin Towers, which collapsed on the 11th of September 2001 in Manhattan. While Bjarke is creating a building, which will change the New York skyline, he is hit by health-related issues. The Film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious Danish architect, whom the entire world is celebrating as a genius."

-via Mongrel Media

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 29 - 7:00pm
Holiday Film Series - Poster

Holiday Film Series


Join us for 7 days of holiday films December 18 through December 24! Bring your friends and family to any or all of this themed movie series. A special themed adult beverage will be available at our bar to enjoy during the film.

Make it out to all 7 films to be entered into a draw for awesome prizes! Prizes will be announced in December. Punch cards will be available at the first two screenings.

All tickets $10 / All ages / Licensed
Advance tickets available here:


Edward Scissorhands
Facebook event
Monday, December 18 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, December 24 @ 1:00pm

Batman Returns
Facebook event
Tuesday, December 19 @ 7:00pm

Facebook event
Wednesday, December 20 @ 7:00pm

Facebook event
Thursday, December 21 @ 7:00pm

Home Alone
Facebook event
Friday, December 22 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, December 23 @ 1:00pm

It's a Wonderful Life
Facebook event
Saturday, December 23 @ 7:00pm

Facebook event
Sunday, December 24 @ 6:00pm

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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 18 - 7:00pm
  • December 19 - 7:00pm
  • December 20 - 7:00pm
  • December 21 - 7:00pm
  • December 22 - 7:00pm
  • December 23 - 1:00pm
  • December 23 - 7:00pm
  • December 24 - 1:00pm
  • December 24 - 7:00pm