Cineplex’s ‘Flashback Film Fest’ Brings Retro Flicks Back to the Big Screen

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Cineplex Events today announced that the 9th annual  ‘Flashback Film Fest’ is back to provide another dose of nostalgia-inducing cinema. Canada’s only coast-to-coast film festival will offer action, sci-fi and comedy favourites curated with the help of renowned film critic and host of Pop Life, Richard Crouse. Guests will have a chance to see their favourite cyborg assassins, bumbling ex-cons, time travelling teenagers and more when they return to select big screens in 27 locations and cities across Canada from February 2-8, 2018.  


Please click here to view this year’s ‘Flashback Film Fest’ trailer.

“This year’s line-up is made up of timeless films that are sure to evoke the same excitement the audience felt the first time they saw them in theatres,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President of Event Cinema, Cineplex.  “The ‘Flashback Film Fest’ is a part of our ever- growing Event Cinema programming that offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with acclaimed stage productions, iconic works of art, highly-anticipated sporting and concert events by heading to their local Cineplex theatre.”

“We are living at a time when there is an amazing appetite for 80s and 90s pop culture and we had that in mind when selecting the films for this year’s ‘Flashback Film Fest’,” said author, film critic and host of Pop Life, Richard Crouse. “Many of today’s successful films and TV shows are either influenced by or pay homage to films included in the festival’s line-up. I’m really looking forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski because if there’s ever an opportunity to see ‘The Dude’ back on the big screen, fans should abide.”


The 2018 ‘Flashback Film Fest’ lineup includes:

• Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) *43 year anniversary

• Drunken Master (1978) *40 year anniversary

• WarGames (1983) *35 year anniversary

• Dune (1984)

• Gremlins (1984)

• The Terminator (1984)

• A View to a Kill (1985)

• Back to the Future (1985)

• Raising Arizona (1987)

• Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D  (1991/2017)

• The Big Lebowski (1998) *20 year anniversary

• The Iron Giant (1999)


Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy:

• Shaun of the Dead (2004)

• Hot Fuzz (2007)

• The World's End (2013)


Tickets for festival films cost $8.99 per admission, $7.99 for 3 or more films, or the “Flashback Film Fest” pass, perfect for film fanatics, which allows access to all 15 films for a price of $5 per admission, or $75 total. For the full festival schedule and to purchase tickets when they go on sale Friday, January 12, visit​.


Participating theatres include:

British Columbia

·       Cineplex Cinemas Langley

·       SilverCity Victoria Cinemas

·       The Park Theatre



·       Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas

·       Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton



·       Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP



·       Cineplex Cinemas Normanview

·       Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP



·       Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas

·       Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill

·       Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo

·       Galaxy Cinemas Guelph

·       Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough

·       Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP

·       Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough

·       SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre

·       Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster

·       SilverCity London Cinemas

·       SilverCity Windsor Cinemas

·       Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas

·       SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas

·       SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas



·       Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin

·       Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall


Atlantic Canada

·       Cineplex Cinemas Trinity Drive

·       Scotiabank Theatre St. John’s


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