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The Film Festival will present their unique program of films and shorts

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its 2014 season in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival and the newly renovated Tidemark Theatre.

These renovations include plush new seats, new carpeting and paint throughout. It also will include a special projector called a DCP or Digital Cinema Projector that will allow the theatre to show a wider variety of films in an enhanced digital format. The quality of the projection will now be as good or better than a regular movie theatre anywhere on the Island!

The Film Festival will present their unique program of films and shorts on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The 2014 season’s passes are on sale at the Tidemark Theatre ticket office and on-line at  The passes will sell for $45 (plus applicable taxes) and entitle the holder to five films plus a series of shorts and draws at each screening.  Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 (plus applicable taxes).

The directors of the festival hope that by creating this partnership with the newly renovated Tidemark Theatre venue more people will be able to enjoy the unique films and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the Tidemark as well. Patrons can gather in the lobby before and after the movie for a glass of wine and an opportunity to discuss the movie of the night with friends and other moviegoers.  The festival is a successful partnership that was established 17 years ago with the Toronto International Film Festival film circuit.  The partnership allows the Campbell River group to book films and shorts directly from Toronto that would not normally make their way to Campbell River movie theatres.

A new feature added last year allowed season pass holders to get extra value by showing their passes at some of our favourite local restaurants for discounts on their meals on the Tuesday night screenings. This year Fusilli Grill, The Spice Hut, The Royal Coachman, and The Riptide will all offer dinner specials on movie nights.

This fall season begins with Boyhood on Sept. 30 followed by Lunchbox on Oct. 14.  The Grand seduction will be featured on Oct. 28 with Like Father Like Son playing on Nov.18. The season finale will be on Dec. 2 with Whiplash.

Proceeds from the festival go back to the community.  Each year, bursaries and camera equipment are given out to local students and schools.  In previous years, the festival has also put on bonus screenings that have helped to raise thousands of dollars to support various programs.