Portage & District Arts Centre





We are excited to be screening in the William Glesby Centre, 11-2nd St NE, Portage la Prairie.

All screenings start at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Use the Portage & District Art Centre’s Main Entrance (west door of the William Glesby Centre).

Season Passes are only $48 for 6 fantastic movies!!!

Available for purchase NOW at the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop.

Single movie tickets $10 at the door - CASH ONLY

Popcorn and concession provided by the William Glesby Centre


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Films are for a mature audience & may contain coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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The PDAC Reel Event Independent Film Series...




Director Jocelyn Moorhouse

Cast Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving

Synopsis This wickedly comic drama stars Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs, Labor Day) as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. The latest feature from writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse (How to Make an American Quilt) after an almost 20-year hiatus, The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. It also has the most fabulous gowns this side of the red carpet.

Rated R for brief language and a scene of violence. 

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Director Michael Grandage

Cast Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney

Synopsis The debut feature from West End theatre ace Michael Grandage, Genius takes a journey back in time to the vital New York literary scene of the Roaring Twenties. Adapted by John Logan from the 1978 book Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg, Genius stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, The Railway Man) as Perkins, the legendary literary editor who discovered such magnificent talents as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive content.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Director John Carney

Cast Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor,

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen

Synopsis Forced to start over at a rough public school when his parents pull him from private school due to their financial struggles, 14-year-old Conor becomes enamoured of the beautiful and mysterious Raphina. Eager to make an impression, Conor invites Raphina to star in his band’s music video - despite the fact that he has not yet formed a band, or even written any music. With the guidance of his drop-out older brother, Conor restyles himself as “Cosmo,” recruits some enthusiastic but musically untrained schoolmates, and sets out to make a band from scratch by studying and emulating the New Wave stars of the era like A-ha, Duran Duran, and Spandau Ballet. Soon, the ragtag group is shooting music videos on a less-than-shoestring budget and looking to wow their fellow students at the upcoming school ball - and meanwhile, Cosmo starts making progress in his quest to win Raphina’s heart.

Rated PG-13

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Portage & District Arts Centre Reel Event Independent Film Series is rolling for the 13th Season!

Bringing to Portage la Prairie the Best Canadian and Foreign Independent films critics rave about!

Screening films different from mainstream Hollywood. Thought provoking plots that engage the entire audience.


Director Alanis Obomsawin

With Cindy Blackstock

Synopsis We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice documents the events following the filing of a human rights complaint by a group of activists - including the Assembly of First Nations and the Caring Society, led by the heroic and indefatigable Cindy Blackstock - which charged that the federal government’s woefully inadequate funding of services for Indigenous children constituted a discriminatory practice. As the case winds its way through the legal system, it becomes increasingly clear that this underfunding is a de facto continuation of the notorious residential school system, forcing First Nations to leave their families and reservations in order to access adequate health care, along with other government services extended to non-Indigenous Canadians. In one of the most appalling revelations, Obomsawin shows that the bureaucrats responsible for instituting Jordan’s Principle - a program designed to help Indigenous children in dire medical need by removing jurisdictional barriers to government support for long-term care - were either instructed or felt it was their duty to ensure that not a single dime of the program’s $11 million in funding would be spent on the children who were supposed to benefit from it. Despite legal setbacks, unconscionable delays, and abhorrent political grandstanding from the government, Blackstock and her fellow activists refuse to give up the fight.

Rated PG


Director White Stillman

Cast Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel

Synopsis Adapting Jane Austen’s long-unpublished epistolary novella Lady Susan, Stillman creates a period piece whose spirit is unmistakably modern. Love & Friendship revolves around the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon, a recent widow who engineers all manner of wonderfully devious plots to bend the world to her will and land herself a wealthy new husband. Taking up residence at Churchill, her in-laws’ estate, she sets her sights on the dashing Reginald De Courcy and soon has him wrapped around her little finger. However, her plans are derailed when her beautiful daughter Frederica turns up at Churchill after being dismissed from boarding school. Fearing that Frederica will turn Reginald’s head, Lady Susan sets out to obtain her daughter a suitor of her own. Enter Sir James Martin, a well-meaning but witless older man who is utterly confounded by the fact that there is neither a church nor a hill at Churchill.

Rated PG


A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent

Director Brigitte Berman

Cast Gordon Pinsent, Norman Jewison, Mary Walsh,

Christopher Plummer

Synopsis The River of My Dreams is a brilliant first-person portrait of one of Canada’s most beloved actors, Gordon Pinsent, whose formidable and thoughtful storytelling takes us from his childhood in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, through a body of work that is embedded in our national consciousness. With an irrepressible spark, the natural raconteur relates how, as young man in 1948, he left the Rock to come to Toronto. Flat broke but driven by the dream of working in entertainment, he bounced from one job to the next in a picaresque series of hilarious missteps and joyous breakthroughs. He would later be joined on this adventure by the love of his life, grand dame of theatre Charmion King. Pinsent’s children also make appearances in the film, speaking candidly about growing up in close proximity to the entertainment world, and fellow artists and friends including Christopher Plummer, Norman Jewison, and Mary Walsh further define Pinsent’s personable appeal.

Running Time 104 minutes

Rated PG

 REEL EVENT 2016-17


This year's Film Circuit People's Choice Voting Page is now officially live!

CAST A VOTE for your favourite Canadian and international film screened via Film Circuit in 2016. Voting takes place between now and June 30, 2017 on our website:



A draw will be held at the end of the voting period and one lucky voter will win a

CASH PRIZE of $250!  The winning films will be announced in July 2017.