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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 the "Film Circuit", part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.  The "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.

The Book Keeper has gratiously offered to sell tickets at their store to the
"Best of the Fest".  Please visit them in the Northgate Plaza, BEFORE April 27.

Check out their website at

Read Carl Hnatyshyn's article on "The Best of the Fest".
Click HERE.

Best of the Fest            Saturday, April 27                (Watch the slideshow for the four films below)

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Colette - 10:00 am

A young woman named Colette (Keira Knightley) finds success as a novelist in turn-of-the-century Paris, only to have her philandering husband (Dominic West) steal credit by claiming the work as his own. In time, Colette realizes she must fight for her artistic recognition and sexual freedom.

Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Aiysha Hart co-star in this historical drama based on true events. Directed by Wash Westmoreland.

10:00 am
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Leave No Trace
1:30 pm

Leave No Trace - 1:30 pm

After living off the grid in Oregon for years, traumatized military veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), are picked up by social services and forced to integrate back into society. While Tom begins to connect with others and thrive, Will struggles and attempts to avoid his demons by escaping back into the wild.

Directed by Debra Granik. Based on the novel "My Abandonment" by Peter Rock.

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The Wife - 5:00 pm

Swedish director Björn Runge’s drama film is based on American writer Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name. Glenn Close stars as an aging wife and mother accompanying her egotistical husband (Jonathan Pryce) on a trip to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Burdened by further evidence of her husband’s infidelities and the weight of her own unrealized literary ambitions, she refuses to play the role of a self-effacing and supportive wife any longer.

Close was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.

The Wife
5:00 pm
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Les Intouchables - 7:30 pm

Affluent paraplegic Philippe (François Cluzet) develops an unexpectedly close bond with his gruff aide, Driss (Omar Sy), in this affecting comedy drama inspired by a true story.

This 2011 film was one of cinéSarnia’s best loved. We are bringing it back, to those who might have missed it or to enjoy it again.

French with English subtitles.

Les Intouchables
7:30 pm

Best of the Fest

Saturday, April 27

4 Films, all in one day

$30 for an All Day Pass (all 4 films)
$10 for each individual film

Purchase tickets at the Book Keeper before April 27,
or at the cineSarnia desk on the day.

The 2019-2020 Season Subscription Form is
now available on our Subscriptions page

Bring your completed form to the next film
or mail it in to the address on the form.

Note the early bird deadline is May 31 for the discounted price.


Thanks to Personal Touch Eatery and Catering for their sponsorship of our 2018-2019 film series.
Remember to use the discount coupon from the Fall series ticket package.

Personal Touch

Check their daily feature on their Facebook page.


WINTER 2019 Series





6 January 13 & 14 What They Had
7 January 27 & 28 The Grizzlies
8 February 10 & 11 Three Identical Strangers
9 March 3 & 4
Postponed for now
If Beale Street Could Talk
9 March 3 & 4
Replacement film
10 March 24
@ 2:00 PM
You Are Here - A Come From Away Story

10 March 24 & 25 The Guilty
11 April 7 & 8 If Beale Street Could Talk
  Watch for it in September *** Rescheduled ***
Wild Rose

Watch for this film next season in September

Wild Rose

Scroll down for the trailer

Trailer for Wild Rose - coming next season...

Rush seats for all the films are available at the door on the night of the show if you are not a subscriber.  When you arrive at the theatre, join the RUSH LINE.   But please come early to have a better chance of admission.  Sellouts are starting to become more frequent.  At 7:15 pm, we will start selling seats as they are available. The cost of a rush ticket is $10, cash only.


To celebrate the end of our season, we are presenting a one day festival called

The Best of the Fest

Colette Poster

Leave No Trace

The Wife


Sarnia Public Library Theatre

124 Christina St S


Limited Rush Seats
$10 cash at the door
Arrive early


Saturday - 4 films in one day!

Individual Films - $10 each

- 10:00 am - Collette
- 1:30 pm - Leave No Trace
- 5:00 pm - The Wife
- 7:30 pm - Les Untouchables

Purchase tickets
at The Book Keeper
Northgate Plaza before April 27
or at the cineSarnia desk on the day.

Thank you for your patronage