Calling all ladies aged 18-99! 

    You thought that dress you were forced to pay top dollar for and stand humiliated in was never going to see the light of day again didn’t you? Ha. You may have a large red wine stain on it, it may have an un-holy amount of crinoline, we don’t care, we want to see it. You heard me. Put. It. On.

     Come out Friday October 7th to the Gate House Theater. Movie is 18A and that’s okay cause we can serve Bubbly that way. Wear your dress and win a prize, have the ugliest dress and win a bigger prize!

      Bring cash, and your party attitude. Doors open at 6, film starts at 7. When it’s all over I’m sure we can find some where to dance. Lets have a ball!


So much for Summer – Here comes October!

First of all a huge SHOUT OUT to all the amazing volunteers who have made Gate House Theater possible! Without you there wouldn’t be a movie theater on the North Island.

Secondly, an apology for the lack of updating here on the web. We’re still learning the ins and outs of WordPress.

And lastly…get ready for October! Classic Tuesdays are bringing in the best of Alfred Hitchcock. A Winnie the Pooh Party is happening on Oct 8th and a special Ladies night Friday the 7th with Bridesmaids.



ATTENTION – Change for Saturday Sept 10th

Hey Everyone

We live in a GREAT country! A great BIG country at that. And because our country is SO big when the Montreal based Movie provider messes up an order it’s too far to fix.

And so….Cars 2 will NOT be showing September 10th as planned but September 17th instead. In one way it’s kinda cool. The big kids get FAST FIVE on Friday night September 16th and the little kids get CARS 2 on Saturday.

The special still stands: any adult with 2 or more children under their supervision receives a free small popcorn.

Monte Carlo is rescheduled for Saturday September 24th.

And THIS Saturday, September 10th we will show THE SANDLOT.

Terry Ruth

Cars 2 – Special

Saturday September 10th, 2:30 pm


All adults accompanying 2 or more children receive a FREE popcorn.

Pre Release movies from Walt Disney and Pixar Studios costs us approximately $200.00 to bring in. Our ticket price of $5.00 (including HST) means we need about 40 people to break even. If you want to see us continue to book premiere movies like Cars 2 we need your support.

Because of Copyright laws we’re fairly limited in the ways we’re  allowed to advertise. We need you! So, bring along a friend or two, and spread the word to the people in your circle. After all Gate House Community Association and Gate House Theater belong to you!

Thanks in advance for spreading the word!

Terry Ruth







Fall Schedule and Upcoming Events

Hey Everyone,

Can you believe summer is waning and Fall is on the rise?

Many years ago the excitement in the air had to do with new clothes, school supplies, and reconnecting with friends. Also the comfort that routine brought into my less than structured family life.

And not that many years ago, when I was homeschooling our four children, the excitement in the air had to do with school supplies, routines, and new curriculum. Fall always infests me with a sort of optimism not found any other time of the year. Plus I’m kind of addicted to the store Staples.

As I’ve been looking forward to this Fall at Gate House Community Association that old excitement and optimism is raising again.

September is Sidney Poitier month on Classic Tuesdays. Check Now Playing and Coming Soon for details.

Saturday September 10th at 2:30 – CARS 2

Be sure to come out for this much anticipated sequel. Bring your kids, young and old, yours or not yours, children or grandchildren. Everyone will enjoy this Family Matinee.  Special: All adults accompanying 2 or more children receive a free small popcorn.

Beginning Wednesday  October 5th, Drama Classes commence. From 4:00-5:00 pm, children ages 6-12 years,  are invited to the Theater to discover the wonderful world of acting. Curriculum from the award winning Drama Notebook will be used. The fee is $2.00 per week as a drop in or $15.00 for the entire Fall Session ending the last Wednesday in November. The class will present a short play at the Gate House Showcase of Talent, the evening of December 3rd.

Speaking of the Showcase of Talent. Gate House Community Association’s first fund raiser is an evening of local talent. An open invitation announced to anyone interested in joining in the fun. We’re holding it the evening of Dec 3rd, after the Showcase of Arts and Crafts. Feel free to use the Christmas Season as inspiration but don’t feel boxed in by it. All acts must be family appropriate. If interested in performing please email  or leave a message at 250 956-4141. The maximum time slot is 15 minutes. Tickets are $5.00 per person with all proceeds going to Gate House Community Association.

Sanctum is available at the Theater every Monday to Friday, 12-1 pm beginning the first week in October.

Take time during your lunch to sit and watch beautiful slides to quiet instrumental music in a dimmed peaceful environment. Everyone needs a little sanctuary once in a while. Sponsored by King’s Heart Ministries.

See you at the movies! and maybe for other activities as well.

Terry Ruth