Our October 2023 Calendar is now here! You can download one here, or pick one up at the box office. Speaking of which, you’ll notice on the calendar that we’ll be closed for just over two weeks (October 9-23) for renovations. We’re very excited that we’ll soon have a brand-new box office designed and built by the wonderful folks at Sputnik Architecture. We can’t wait to welcome you all back later in October, for a week of spooky special programming!

The month starts off with the final screenings of Carolina Cavalli’s playful and provocative debut Amanda.

This month’s edition of Trash Cult Tuesdays features new restorations of Shinya Tsukamoto’s cyberpunk-body-horror duet Tetuso: The Iron Man and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer.

Cinematheque’s Programming Coordinator Olivia Norquay introduces the archetypal gross-out stunt fest Jackass: The Movie  on October 4th.

Piaffe, Ann Oren’s celebration of kink and queerness, opens on October 4th, with more screenings later in the month.

The WNDX Festival of Moving Image then takes over the theatre October 5-8 before we shut down for renos!

When we come back, Nic Kaneski explores Lucky McKee’s 2002 psychological horror film May in this month’s edition of their Astral Projection series on October 25.

Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald introduces John Landis’ beloved cult classic An American Werewolf in London on October 26.

Kristoffer Borgli’s hilarious and horrifying Sick of Myself opens October 26.

Bikini Drive-In dissect David Cronenberg’s wacky and viscerally grotesque The Brood on October 27th.

The Halloween Edition of the ever popular Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party is back on October 28th with a new program featuring 3 hours of Halloween-themed retro cartoons, commercials and PSAs – and all the cereal you can eat!

Later that evening, we’re excited to present Ceremonies of Light: The Films of Kenneth Anger, on October 28th, a special selection of his occult-inspired work presented on 16mm film, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Undead Archive: 100 Years of Photographing Ghosts.