Switching the Movies Up for Community!

Hey Everyone,

It’s been a busy couple of months but we seem to keep getting more and more amazing events happening in our community.

You can always stay in the know by visiting the Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar.   President Gaby Wickstrom does an amazing job keeping it up to date.

Here’s what’s happening at the Theatre in the near future:

Friday March 31st @7:00 pm xXx: The Return of Xander Cage We haven’t had a shoot em up action film for a while. If this is your kinda movie please come on out and support it.

Saturday April 1st @7:00 pm La La Land We have  moved this movie so that we don’t interfere with the Singing Workshop going on next weekend. We figured those interested in singing are also interested in a musical. We want to support each other’s events in our community.  So spread the word – La La Land is this Saturday night! 

That brings me to next weekend….

Monster Trucks! 
Saturday April 8th ONLY – at 3:00 pm 

We are happy to announce we will show this movie – I have confirmation that it’s on it’s way!


After School Drama Spring Production …

has also been changed to

Wednesday April 26 and Thursday April 27 @7:00pm

More information coming soon.

Thanks for all your support and understanding as times and events change around. We’re doing our best to plan in advance but sometimes life just happens and we find it necessary to adjust. 


Not the Kind of Post I was Hoping For…

I wish I was writing about the wonderful live theatre production we are currently hosting, An Evening With Sherlock, or the amazing award winning original play, Cougar Annie, that is playing Friday March 24th, however I find myself using this space for yet another disappointing announcement.

Due to a mistake from our Criterion Pic representative, Saturday March 18th’s movie, Monster Trucks, was never mailed to us. We will find another movie to play. When we decide which one I’ll put the information up on our Facebook Page.

Please accept our apologies. We are all very disappointed.

No Movie Jan 6th – Waiting for the Switch…

Hey all you loyal and amazing patrons.  Our building experienced an electrical event prior to Christmas that resulted in our electricity being shut down.  They are doing their best to rectify the situation however there is no guarantee the needed part (a switch) will be here and installed by Friday. Therefore we reluctantly cancel our scheduled movie – The Accountant. The movie is already here – so we will reschedule when we have electricity.

Thanks for your understanding.

Membership Has It’s Privileges!

Well it seems Fred Penner is quite the popular guy!
This brings us to Membership Benefits…..

For the Fred Penner concert we are offering our memberships AND to anyone who donates  100.00+  toward our new projector and screen, an exclusive window of opportunity to purchase tickets BEFORE the general public.

Have you thought of membership? Have you missed going to the movies? Have you wondered how you could help? Are you excited that we now have 3-D capabilities?


Then email gatehousepm@gmail.com to take out a membership or donate toward our projector/screen fund and get in on the pre-sale of Fred Penner tickets starting Monday Sept 26th and lasting a brief 30 hours (Monday, Sept 26, 2017, 9:00 am – Tuesday Sept 27, 2016, 3:00 pm)

Movies Returning Soon!

We are moving into the HD world!


As you know our projector died on us this summer. Because the model hasn’t been produced for over three years it really isn’t worth trying to fix. So we have ordered a new projector.  But there’s a catch to a new projector…it needed a new screen to match to it. I’ve found out the two are inseparable in today’s technology.

Because our focus is on performing arts, and movies are a means to insure a steady flow of funds, we have decided to go with an automatic screen that will be mounted in front of the curtain. But don’t worry, it’s still going to be BIG. And now it will be in the centre without any obstruction to the view.  This also allows us to get the projector off the ceiling and mount it in an accessible location.

We weren’t budgeting on this rather large bill this year. If anyone would like to contribute to our projector/screen fund we will be most appreciative.

Email gatehousepm@gmail.com if you require anymore information.

Happy Birthday to Us!

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Happy 5th Birthday

Gate House Community Association!

Please join us in celebrating our 5th Birthday. We are cutting the cake @4:00 pm followed by live music and a free movie @5:30.

The Never-Ending Story

1984, PG, 1 hour 42 minutes


2nd Run Movies Disappearing…

From our inception, almost 5 years ago, Gate House Community Association has strived to present our community with weekly Pre-Release Movies.

What is a Pre-Release movie, you ask? It is a movie that is in between playing at the big cinemas and not yet on DVD or Digital Download. During this window of time the copyright holding companies in Canada, Criterion Pic and Audio Cine Films, release it to second run theatres, community groups, etc for Public Performance. Of course we pay for the privilege. However, this window is quickly disappearing.

What is happening is that studios are no longer allowing for a pre-release time. They release straight to DVD/Digital. Also, Criterion Pic used to be a more local company but has been swallowed up by an international conglomerate and closed all offices except those in the Toronto area. This has greatly affected the communication and care for small community theatres such as we are. We simply make no dent in their bottom line and are, quite likely, not worth the trouble. In other words, they do not go out of their way to help us.

So we are struggling to supply our community with weekly quality, relevant, Pre-Release Movies. At this point we have nothing to show Friday June 24th.

So here’s the question:



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