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For a third year in a row, the Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM), in partnership with Cinémental and the Alliance Française du Manitoba, presents Cinéma sous les étoiles (Movies Under the Stars). Cinéma sous les étoiles offers Manitoba audiences free outdoor screenings of French-language films with English subtitles, this year from June 10 to September 9. We are grateful for the support of our partners, without whose help the event could not take place: the St. Boniface Cathedral, la Société de la Francophonie Manitobaine, Québec Cinéma, L’Institut français, Radio-Canada, La Liberté and Envol 91 FM, and Heritage Canada funding support.
Popcorn nights at home! Due to the pandemic and current provincial public health restrictions, the movies scheduled for June 10, 17, 24, and July 1 will be offered online. Movie-lovers will have access to a selection of French-language films with English subtitles curated by the Alliance Française du Manitoba. To access the films, you may register through our ticketing partner 233-ALLÔ/1-800-665-4443, and you will receive the link on the day of the screening.
Depending on the ongoing public health situation, in-person screenings under the stars will start on July 8 and will continue every Thursday night during the months of July and August. The last screening will be on September 9. The sessions will begin at sun-down, between 8:30 and 9:30 PM depending on the month (the full schedule will be provided at a later date). The screenings will take place in the St. Boniface Cathedral ruins. The number of seats will be limited according to the provincial public health restrictions. To reserve your seat, contact our ticketing partner, 233-ALLÔ, at 233-2556/1-800-665-4443. Don’t forget to bring your own chair! Social distancing and sanitary measures will be in place and stringently enforced. They will be adapted in keeping with provincial restrictions as the public health situation evolves.
*New for Cinéma sous les étoiles 2021 : Popcorn night at home!*
In case of cancellation due to inclement weather or pandemic restrictions, the organizing committee will send an email to all participants notifying them of the situation. This message will contain a link to a French-language movie, just like the month of June’s Popcorn nights at home. In other words – no need for a plan B! Thursday night is movie night! We guarantee a movie night every Thursday, whether that be under the stars or at home!
Please contact Desirae Rambow, Henri Dupuis or Emmanuel Perez for more information. The organizing committee: