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Welcome to the Monarch Theatre!

The Monarch Theatre is debatably the oldest running movie theatre in Canada. It is located in downtown Medicine Hat.
Its single screen shows new, unique, and classic movies.

This Week's Movie

This week, on July 22, 23, 24, 27 at 7:30pm, we show Sing Street.

Rating: PG for some coarse language, violence in a bullying context, and portrayals of smoking. Not recommended for young children.

Musical. In 1980s Dublin, a 15 year-old boy (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) starts a new wave band to impress an older girl (Lucy Boynton). --Alberta Film Ratings

Much of the original music in the movie was composed by 80s veteran composer Gary Clark. ... The film also features music of the period from The Cure, A-ha, Duran Duran, The Clash, Hall & Oates, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam. --Wikipedia

Poster for the film, Sing Street


We know our next two movies:

Next week, on July 29, 30, 31, Aug 3 at 7:30pm, we show Genius.

Rating: PG for mild coarse language and pervasive smoking in a dramatic context.

Drama/Biography. Based on the book Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg. In New York City in 1929, accomplished literary editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth) met the budding novelist Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). Wolfe found a father figure in Perkins, and Perkins found in Wolfe a sort of foster son. --Alberta Film Ratings, Wikipedia

Poster for the film, Genius

Next, on Aug 5, 6, 7, 10 at 7:30pm, we show Swiss Army Man.

Rating: 14A for crude content, some involving corpses.

Fantasy / Black Comedy. A suicidal man (Paul Dano) stranded in the wilderness finds a living and versatile corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) and uses it for a strange (often surreal) journey home. --Alberta Film Ratings

Poster for the film, Swiss Army Man
You've never seen a movie like this.

Regular admission prices:

$8 for adults
$7 for seniors (65+)
$7 for students with valid student ID
$6 for children (12 and under)

Special Movie Deals

Each Wednesday and Sunday evening is our 6&6 special.

This means admission is $6 and a medium popcorn & a can of pop combo is only $6!!

Dinner and a Movie with:

Twist Logo
Every evening is Dinner and a Movie with Twist Wine Bistro and Restaurant, movie pass is valid for up to one week! Call 403-528-2188 for more information.

Inspire Cafe

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after 5pm is Dinner and a Movie with Inspire Cafe. With that deal, you receive a movie pass which is valid for up to one week! Call 403-548-2233 for more information.

Mario's Logo
Monday through Thursday evening is Dinner and a Movie with Mario's Restaurant, movie pass is valid for up to one week! Call 403-529-2600 for more information.

Special Events

Poster for Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 10am, Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Southeast Region presents a Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party.

Put on your favourite PJs and come here for a trip down memory lane! The cartoons are vintage, the cereal is all-you-can-eat and the fun will be non-stop. This all-ages event will last over 2 hours and all proceeds raised support the local mental health programs and services provided by the Alberta Southeast Region of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Sugary goodness, PJs, cartoons and supporting a local charity - it doesn't get better than this!

Remember Saturday mornings? Kids today may not realize the significance of the Saturday morning ritual, but once upon a time, we had to wait a whole week to get our cartoon fix, and when we got it, we tended to binge. In that gleefully gluttonous spirit, curator Kier-La Janisse presents a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of delicious sugary cereals (and yes, we have soy too!)! You’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the 40s through the 80s, all punctuated with vintage commercials and PSAs! The lineup is always a secret, but there will be monsters, sci-fi, sleuths, superheroes and all kinds of 2D silliness, so get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy-coated package.

The Monarch Theatre is available to rent. See our rent form for more information.