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1Lion9342017 Winter
2Intouchables9172013 Winter
3Maos's Last Dancer9142010  Fall
4Still Mine9092013  Fall
5Barney's Version9082011 Winter
6Hotel Rwanda9012005 Winter
7A Shine of Rainbows9002010 Winter
8Room8972016 Winter
9Maudie8942017  Fall
10Whale Rider8902003  Fall
11Les Choristes8892005 Winter
12Secrets and Lies8871997 Winter
13The Snow Walker8852004  Fall
13The Book Thief8852014 Winter
15Quartet8832013 Winter
16Saint Ralph8812005  Fall
17Shall We Dance?8801997  Fall
17Presenting Mrs. Henderson8802006 Winter
19Sing Street8742016  Fall
20Kolya8731997  Fall
21Belle8702014  Fall
22The War Bride8672002 Winter
22La Grande Seduction8672004  Fall
22La Vie en Rose8672008 Winter
25Snow Cake8662007 Winter
25Brooklyn8662016 Winter
27The Glass Castle8652017  Fall
28Atonement8642008 Winter
28First Grader8642011  Fall
30Merry Christmas8622006  Fall
31Incendies8612011 Winter
31Black or White8612015 Winter
33Remember8592016 Winter
34The Way8582012 Winter
3420 Feet from Stardom8582013  Fall
34Meditation Park8582018 Winter
37Departures8572010 Winter
37Breathe8572018 Winter
39The Sapphires8562013  Fall
40Regeneration8551998  Fall
41Searching for Sugarman8542013  Fall
42Learning to Drive8522015  Fall
43Nowhere in Africa8482004 Winter
43Ladies in Lavender8482005  Fall
45Les Invasions Barbares8472004 Winter
46The Sea Inside8462005 Winter
47Away From Her8442007  Fall
48Greenfingers8432001  Fall
49The Red Violin8421999  Fall
50Made in Dagenham8412011 Winter
51Girl With a Pearl Earring8402004 Winter
52Antonia's Line8391996  Fall
52Albert Nobbs8392012 Winter
52Suite Francaise8392016 Winter
52The Dressmaker8392017 Winter
56An Education8382010 Winter
56The Conspirator8382011  Fall
56The Debt8382011  Fall
59Viceroy’s House8372018 Winter
60Life is Beautiful8351999 Winter
60Mon Meilleur Ami8352007  Fall
62Amazing Grace8342008 Winter
62The Secrets In Their Eyes8342010  Fall
64Stone Angel8332008  Fall
64Pride8332015 Winter
66Salmon Fishing in Yemen8312012  Fall
66Dark Horse8312016  Fall
68Elling8302004 Winter
69Hysteria8292012  Fall
69One Chance8292015 Winter
71Water8282006 Winter
71Words & Pictures8282014  Fall
73Mrs. Dalloway8271998  Fall
73Cas & Dylan8272014  Fall
73Whiplash8272015 20th Anniversary
76Best in Show8252001 Winter
76Honeydripper8252008  Fall
76Starbuck8252012 Winter
79The Secret Life of Bees8242009 Winter
80Big Night8231997 Winter
80Empties8232009  Fall
80I, Daniel Blake8232017 Winter
83Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon8222001 Winter
83The Visitor8222008  Fall
83Lady In The Van8222016 Winter
86The Motorcycle Diaries8212005 Winter
87Blue Jasmine8202014 Winter
88In A Better World8182011  Fall
88The Good Lie8182015 Winter
90East-West8172000  Fall
91Hilary and Jackie8162008 Winter
92Under the Sun8142003 Winter
92The Lives of Others8142008 Winter
92I've Loved You So Long8142009 Winter
95Like Father Like Son8132014  Fall
96An Inconvenient Truth8122007 Winter
97The Winter Guest8101998  Fall
97Dancing at Lughnasa8101999 Winter
97Central Station8101999  Fall
97The Station Agent8102004  Fall
97Love and Mercy8102015  Fall
102Wadjda8092014 Winter
103Brilliant Young Mind8072015  Fall
104Monsoon Wedding8032002 Winter
104No Mans Land8032002  Fall
106One Week8022009 Winter
106The Lunchbox8022014 Winter
108La veuve de St. Pierre8012001 Winter
108Breakfast with Scot8012008  Fall
110Is There Anybody There?8002009  Fall
111The Wings of the Dove7981998 Winter
111Gabrielle7982014 Winter
111Manchester By The Sea7982017 Winter
114Le Placard (The Closet)7962002 Winter
114The Magdalene Sisters7962004 Winter
114Red Army7962015 Winter
117Butterfly7952001 Winter
117Volver7952007 Winter
117Infinitely Polar Bear7952015  Fall
120Standing in the Shadows of Motown7942003 Winter
120The Namesake7942007 Winter
122The Merchant of Venice7922005  Fall
122Get Low7922010  Fall
124Infamous7872007 Winter
124No Hit No Run Summer7872009 Winter
124Phoenix7872015  Fall
124Loving Vincent7872018 Winter
128Life as a House7842002 Winter
128The Italian7842007  Fall
130The Road Home7832002 Winter
131Mansfield Park7792000 Winter
132Topsy Turvy7782000 Winter
132Loves Labours Lost7782001 Winter
132Mustang7782016  Fall
135Little Voice7771999  Fall
136Land of Mine7762017  Fall
137Shut Up and Sing7752007 Winter
138De-Lovely7732005 Winter
138The Damn United7732010 Winter
138Hyde Park on Hudson7732013 Winter
141Jerusalem7691997  Fall
141Boyhood7692015 20th Anniversary
141Khoya7692016  Fall
144Broken Embraces7662010 Winter
145Atanarjuat7652002  Fall
145Late Quartet7652013 Winter
145Captain Fantastic7652017 Winter
148Liam7592002 Winter
149LHomme du Train7552003  Fall
149Down Fall7552005  Fall
151The River of My Dreams - A Portrain of Gordon Pincent7542017  Fall
152Tsotsi7532006  Fall
153Ridicule7481997 Winter
153Creation7482010 Winter
153Bran Nue Dae7482011 Winter
156C’est La Vie7472018 Winter
157Goodbye Lenin!7462005  Fall
158Sweet and Lowdown7442000  Fall
158Where Do We Go Now?7442012  Fall
160West Beirut7432000 Winter
161The Angels' Share7412014 Winter
162Gods and Monsters7401999  Fall
163Sugar7372009  Fall
163Micmacs7372010  Fall
163Felix & Meira7372015 20th Anniversary
166Chloe7342010  Fall
167Men With Guns7331998  Fall
168The Hanging Garden7301998 Winter
168Edwin Boyd7302012  Fall
170Le Havre7292012 Winter
171Bollywood/Hollywood7262003 Winter
171Paradise Now7262006 Winter
173Ararat7252003 Winter
174Land and Freedom7231996  Fall
175Breaking the Waves7221997 Winter
176Fire7211998 Winter
176Buena Vista Social Club7212000 Winter
176Stage Beauty7212005 Winter
176Appaloosa7212009 Winter
180The Salesman7202017 Winter
181Talk to Her7182003 Winter
182Wah Wah7172006  Fall
183Adoration7162009  Fall
184Everything Is Illuminated7152006 Winter
185Behind the Sun7122002  Fall
186Ida7102014  Fall
187A Merry War7061999 Winter
188Lucky7052018 Winter
189Fateless7042006  Fall
190Osama7032004  Fall
1903 Needles7032006 Winter
192Saraphin7022003  Fall
193Last Night6971998 Winter
194Beginners6962011  Fall
195Spring, Summer,  Fall, Winter, . . . and Spring6932004  Fall
196Separation6892012 Winter
197Midnight's Children6862013 Winter
198Swann6851997 Winter
199State and Main6832001  Fall
19913 Conversations About One Thing6832002  Fall
201Vanya on 42nd Street6821996  Fall
202Stories We Tell6732013 Winter
203Amour6722013  Fall
204Felicias Journey6712000 Winter
205A Mighty Wind6692003  Fall
206Waiting for Guffman6681997  Fall
207Obit6662017  Fall
208Habemus Papem6602012  Fall
209Underground6591998 Winter
210The Limey6562000 Winter
211The Wind That Shakes The Barley6552007  Fall
212Lost in La Mancha6482003  Fall
212No6482013  Fall
214Shanghai Triad6451996  Fall
215House of Mirth6412001  Fall
216Silk6332008 Winter
217Before Sunset6312005 Winter
218Paris je t'aime6282009  Fall
219My Brother is an Only Child6272008  Fall
220Dancer in the Dark6262000  Fall
221The Law of Enclosures6242001 Winter
222The Last Kiss6232002  Fall
223Born To Be Blue6162016  Fall
224Last Wedding6122001  Fall
225Jack Goes Boating6102011 Winter
226Happy-Go-Lucky6042009 Winter
227I Am Love6012011 Winter
228Al Purdy5922016 Winter
229Horloge Biologique5842006 Winter
230Y Tu Mama Tambien5772003 Winter
231Judy Berlin5742000  Fall
232In the Mood for Love5732001  Fall
233Don't Move5702006  Fall
234waydowntown5682001 Winter
235Love & Friendship5602016  Fall
236Submarine5372012 Winter
237Force Majeure5302015 Winter
238Dirty4911999 Winter
239For Your Consideration4772007 Winter
240Ten Canoes4682008 Winter
241Elephant4612004 Winter
242Possible Worlds4202001 Winter
243Russian Ark4092003  Fall
244Taste of Cherry3871998 Winter

About Us

Who are we?

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.

What do we do?

cinéSARNIA screens 11 films each year of different genres and nationalities during the regular season, running from September to April.  Special presentations are held from time to time to engage members of the community.  The membership has risen steadily since its inception in 1995, with a current total of over 600.

We welcome new members.  Anyone wishing to subscribe to the 2021-2022 season may do so by completing the order form available on this website (under the Downloads tab) and mailing it in with a cheque to the address indicated on the form.  Oby dropping it off in person to the people at the theatre desk on any screening night.

Our Community Involvement

As a not-for-profit organization:

  • cinéSARNIA also donates $1500 for the annual Celebration of Youth (COY) Scholarship operated through the YMCA.
  • When finances permit, cinéSARNIA donates varying amounts to local charitable organizations operating in the Lambton County community. 
  • cinéSARNIA regularly donates complimentary seasonal tickets to local charitable organizations to assist in their fund raising events.

Our Story

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.

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cinéSARNIA 

expanding your world…

through film

about Us

cinéSARNIA is a not-for-profit charitable volunteer group dedicated to bringing quality Canadian and international films to the city of Sarnia.