From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight…
MIDSOMMAR remains one of our favourite arthouse horror films of late… What better way to mark Summer Solstice (and please the celluloid gods, who demand much pleasing) than with a screening of this modern horror classic on Sunday, June 20? Even better…? This is the director’s cut, containing an extra 20-some-odd minutes of pure nightmare fuel.
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor.
“‘Midsommar’ is a dark horror (though shot in bright sunlight), full of disturbing images that will follow you home and possibly inhabit your nightmares.” (The National Post)
“‘Midsommar’ isn’t just a great horror movie… It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness.” (Salon.com)
Sunday, June 20 SOLD OUT – RUSH SEATING ONLY
Doors 9:10 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
$15 at the door
Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. This film is rated 18A for graphic violence.
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MIDSOMMAR (Ari Aster, 2019 / 171 mins / 18A) A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.