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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.




Our Remaining Film for this Spring "A Date with Miss Fortune" - *** NOW CANCELLED ***

We just got word that "A Date with Miss Fortune", that was to be shown on April 29, will NOT BE SHOWN now.  The producers have run into some problems with the distributor and feel it is best to not show the film at this time.  We will send an email to those on our email list to let most people know, but if you know of someone that didn't give us an email address, please let them know. 

If you pre-purchased tickets at the Refined Fool, we are not sure right now how refunds work.  Please check with the Refined Fool.

We have a special presentation of "A Date with Miss Fortune", a pleasant romantic comedy set in Toronto, that we are adding as a bonus film.  One of the producers of this film, Jeff Stout, is from Corunna!  Tickets are available at the door on the afternoon of the showing for $10 cash, or ahead of time at the Refined Fool (for this showing only).   It is showing on Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 PM.  See the two articles about Jeff here and here (also under the Film Schedule tab).  

Thank you all for a wonderful season. 

2017-2018 Subscriptions Almost Sold Out!


Our subscriptions for next season are about 90% sold out.  If you want get your tickets, you should act ASAP.  See our Subscriptions page for our form.

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.



Upcoming Film

Saturday, April 29
2:00 PM Matinee only

Sarnia Public Library Theatre

124 Christina St S




A Date With Miss Fortune


See homepage for details


When Jack gets rescued by Maria, a superstitious Portuguese beauty, he has no idea that his life and luck are both about to change. During this accidental "first date", Jack and Maria project idealistic images of themselves -- images that are humorously contradicted through a series of flash-forwards to their future life together.

Film Information

Director: John L'Ecuyer
Cast: Jeannette Sousa, Ryan Scott, Joaquim de Almeida, Vik Sahay, Claudia Ferri, Nelly Furtado, George Stroumboulopoulos
Writers: Jeannette Sousa, Ryan Scott
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97 Minutes
Country: Portugal, Canada
Language: English
Distributor: Vision Films
Rating: Ontario PG