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Welcome to cinéSARNIA

cinéSARNIA  is a not-for-profit charitable volunteer group dedicated to bringing quality Canadian and international films to the city of Sarnia.  The organization operates in conjunction with Film Circuit, part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.  Film Circuit, which is based in Toronto, is in partnership with distributors to assemble a list of films twice a year from which the associated groups select their programmes. Currently, it consists of approximately 100 communities across Canada, of which 45 are in Ontario.



Changes to the Winter Season

Two films that we had originally scheduled, "The River of My Dreams" and "Maudie" are no longer available to us for the dates we had planned on.  So we have replaced them with the following blockbusters - "Manchester By The Sea" (Jan 22,23) and "Lion" (April 9, 10).   Please click on these links for more info on these wonderful films.  Click our Winter Schedule, for links to more info and trailers.



Rush tickets for all the films in the winter season are available at the door based on demand. We begin selling them at 7:15 pm on the night of the showing, but please come early to have a better chance of admission.  Sellouts are starting to become more frequent.  The cost of a rush ticket is $10.

Subscription sales for the 2017-2018 ‎series are now on sale. Subscription forms will be available at the door as well as on this website by clicking on the Subscriptions tab, or clicking here.



Upcoming Film

March 19 & 20, 2017
7:30 PM

Sarnia Public Library Theatre

124 Christina St S




The Salesman

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation.

This film just won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Critical Notes

"Creating tension that ratchets up in sly increments, Farhadi steers his narrative to a shattering conclusion about the quality of mercy and vengeance." - Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine

Film Information

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast:: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi 
Year: 2016
Runtime: 125 minute 
Country: Iran, France
Language: Persian
Distributor: Elevation
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR