FREE Films at The Royal Cinema

poster for the European Union Film Festival

Yes, you read that right:  FREE!  Up until November 28, you can check out two free movies every single night, one at 6:00 pm and the other 8:30 pm, from different European Union countries.  On November 29, Greece’s “A Place Called Home” runs at 6 pm and the festival wraps up on November 30 with a rerun of the opener at 3 pm (Italy’s “Fasten Your Seat Belt”), best of the festival at 6 pm, and the Audience Choice Award winner at 8:30 pm.  All screenings are at The Royal Cinema at 608 College Street (conveniently in Little Italy) and for film details and trailers, check out the schedule.

From dramas to comedies to crime thrillers and documentaries, this festival not only covers all 28 EU countries but also every genre. Personally I’m looking forward to UK’s Good Vibrations (November 21, 8:30) a comedy about a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, as well as Spain’s All the Women (November 22, 6:00 pm) about a man settling debts with the five women who have been  important in his life – his mistress, his mother, his psychologist, his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend and his sister-in-law.

Keep in mind, if you want to guarantee yourself a seat, you can book online in advance for $10. Otherwise, entrance is on a first come, first serve basis so there is bound to be a line for the more popular films. By the way, all films are 18+, so leave the kids at home and have fun! This is a great chance to check out some movies you might never get to see in Canada otherwise.

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