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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.

All 2017-2018 subscribers should now
have received their tickets in the mail. 
Please contact us if there are any issues.

There are no more subscriptions available,
nor are we accepting any wait lists.

newly updated July 5

A Glimpse into Next Season

Here are some films that we have booked for the Fall 2017 series:

We will update you on any further bookings as they become available.

2017-2018 Subscriptions Sold Out!

Our full subscriptions for next season are now sold out.  But you can always join our rush line on the night of the movie.  We offer some additional seats if there continues to be seats available after our subscribers have arrived.

newly added April 28

Subscription Confirmation Email 

For those whose subscriptions we have accepted, we sent you an email (initially on April 24) showing the details of your subscription. 

  • If you have received this, please look the details over to ensure that we have everything accurate.  When you open it, we will know that you have received this email.

  • If you have not received this and think you should, please check your Spam folder.  GMail users may find it in their Promotions folder.  

    • There are about 100 addresses that have not opened their email as of yet!  Check this so we can ensure that we have your address correct.

  • If you still cannot see this email, please e-mail and we will look into it.

For those who subscribed for 2016-2017, but we did not receive a subscription for 2017-2018, we have also sent an email to those addresses (on April 24), informing you that we are now sold out.  If you did not receive this email either and were a subscriber that gave us your email address, please email us so we can look into it.

For those who have not provided us with an email address, you can confirm that we did accept your subscription if your cheque has been cashed. 

We will be mailing out the tickets to the mailing address provided after mid-June.

Lambton Film & Food Festival (LaFFF)

If you are still in the mood for some wonderful films beyond our season, why don't you check out the Lambton Film & Food Festival (LaFFF).  It runs May 25 - 28.  On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they are running 3 different films each day, plus an opportunity for dinner at a different restaurant each evening (advanced tickets are required).  Rush seats for the films may be available for $10, while supplies last.  Also there is a weekend passport available for $65 for all nine films.

Visit the website at

(newly added May 6)

Film Circuit Awards

This year's Film Circuit People's Choice Voting Page is now officially live! Please *CAST A VOTE* for your favourite Canadian and international film screened via Film Circuit in 2016. Voting takes place between now and June 30, 2017 on our website: - Click this link to take the voting survey

A draw will be held at the end of the voting period and one lucky voter will win a *cash prize of $250!* The winning films will be announced in July 2017.

*Competition between Film Circuit Locations*
This year, we are holding a contest specifically between our Film Circuit locations. The location that manages to get the highest percentage of their audience members to vote during the eligible period will win a Film Circuit sponsored screening for the Fall/Winter season (ie. we pay the distributor fee, up to $500).

As you progress through the voting survey, select our location as "Ontario - Sarnia".

Here are some of the films that were shown at the Library Theatre that you can vote for:

International Films

Brilliant Young Mind, A

Captain Fantastic

Dark Horse

Dressmaker, The

Lady in the Van, The

Learning to Drive

Love and Friendship


Sing Street


Canadian Films

Al Purdy Was Here

Born to Be Blue



Sleeping Giant



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, but are sold out on Sundays and almost on Mondays. Subscription forms will be available at the door as well as on this website by clicking on the Subscriptions tab, or clicking here.



Here is a look ahead at films we have booked for our Fall 2017 Season

Sarnia Public Library Theatre

124 Christina St S