Vintage Film Festival

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018 , Venue: Capitol Theatre , Address: 20 Queen Street


Experience the Vintage Film Festival during its 25th anniversary year and celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with films that feature a Canadian actor or director from cinema’s past. 

Twenty five years ago (1992), a group of film enthusiasts involved in the restoration of the Marie Dressler house had a wild idea. Why not hold a festival showing the films in which Marie Dressler had starred? This seemingly fantastic idea grew into the present form in which we show a variety of films generally made before about 50-60 years ago.  We will often, although not always, include a film starring Marie Dressler.

The weekend is best enjoyed as an event and not just a collection of great movies. Starting with a Gala reception followed by two films. As of 2016, for pass holders only, we have a bonus movie on Friday before the reception. Then on Saturday we show a collection of six movies that range from very old, silent films starring Mary Pickford, Erich von Stroheim or Douglas Fairbanks, to talkies and musicals. On Sunday we show four movies. Over the weekend, we show 2 silent movies accompanied by a live pianist.

Please view the full event schedule on the Capitol Theatre Website by clicking here