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Events

So much to do in Port Hope!

Port Hope is host to a plethora of festivals and events year round. The new year starts off with the annual dining promotion, Delicious Dates. Spring brings maple syrup time followed by the crazy Float Your Fanny river race. Warmer weather brings garden tours, artisans & craft shows and a variety of unique local events. Canada Day celebrations include a parade, music and entertainment and fireworks. Enjoy fall at the historic Port Hope Fall Fair, annual salmon migration and the Historic House Tour. Christmas in Port Hope is a busy time of year with a festival of trees, lights in Memorial Park, a Candlelight Walk, and Santa Claus parade. Use the Calendar of Events to plan your next visit! 

Vintage Film Festival

Friday, 13 - Sunday, 15 October 2017

TICKET PACKAGES MAY BE PURCHASED ONLINE (ADULT AND STUDENT PRICING AVAILABLE) www.capitoltheatre.com 

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.  Since 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, all movies will feature a Canadian actor or Director. 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


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