"A heart-warming film that focuses on the people, the real characters, who are keeping these theatres going."
- Tom Wayman, author of The Shadows We Mistake for Love and Helpless Angels
"...the visuals, music and interviews shed so much light on the history, and the cultural and social necessity, of these small-town cinemas."
- Jude Clarke, artist
"Gorgeous visuals...the tone is spot on."
- Hannah Calder, author of More House and Piranesi's Figures
"Out of the Interior makes me want to take a road trip to southern BC. It also makes me want to see a movie in each of the region's theatres!"
-Dave Riopel, dolly and crane operator, movie lover
Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema in British Columbia
A documentary by Curtis Emde & Silmara Emde
Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema in British Columbia is a full-length exploration of classic movie theatres in BC’s southern interior, from Vernon’s Towne Cinema to Creston's Tivioli; from Grand Forks’ GEM to Revelstoke's Roxy – and every stop along the way.
The filmmakers delve into the history of public film exhibition in our province, celebrate the communal moviegoing experience in the present – and offer a glimpse of the movie house’s future in the digital age.
The documentary is also a tribute to the hard-working men and women of the region who keep the popcorn hot and the movies flickering on our screens.
Past screenings in BC
Oliver - The Oliver Theatre
Sunday, 17 September - 1:00 pm
Grand Forks - GEM Theatre
A Spotlight Films presentation
Tuesday, 19 September - 7:30 pm
Revelstoke - The Roxy Theatre
Thursday, 21 September - 7:00 pm
Nelson - The Nelson Civic Theatre
A Kinesis presentation
Sunday, 24 September
Vancouver - VanCity Theatre/VIFF
Sunday, 24 September - 4:15 pm
Trail - The Royal TheatreMonday, 25 September - 5:00 pm
Golden - The Golden Cinema
Sunday, 1 October - 4:00 pm
Vernon - The Towne Cinema
An Okanagan Screen Arts Society presentation
Monday, 2 October - 5:30 pm
Kelowna - Black Box Theatre
Summerland - Summerland Community Arts Centre
Thursday, 5 October - 7:00 pm