Community Partners: PSAC National Capital Region

This year Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival is partnering with the Public Service Alliance of Canada for a screening of the Lego Movie.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is one of Canada’s largest union organizations and can trace its origins back to the 1880’s. Since, they have fought for fair wages, benefits and working conditions for the more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. They continue to work to achieve a compassionate and inclusive society free of all forms of discrimination. Their members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, Universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others.

 Learn more about PSAC by attending their screening of:


The Lego Movie (2014)

Friday, July 18th 9PM

Dundonald Park

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.


Centretown Movies is looking for volunteers for our summer screenings in Dundonald park. We screen films every Friday and Saturday night throughout July and August.

We are currently seeking interested volunteers who are willing to help us carry our projection gear from storage to our screening site a few blocks away. We could also use a hand setting up and taking down our screen and speakers before and after the films, as well as aid us by answering attendee questions and collecting donations.

We meet on the corner of Dundonald Park Somerset & Lyon prior to each of our screenings at 6pm. The films tend to run to around 11pm and after which we pack up.

If you love movies, and can lend part of your Friday of Saturday evening to a great community event please contact us.


We are looking for a Summer Student

Term Full-Time Festival Coordinator Summer Student – Centretown Movies
Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival (CMOFF) is a community film screening that takes place every July and August in Dundonald Park, in Ottawa.

This job involves coordinating all activities related to the screening of the movies, including:
1. Renting DVDs for Saturday night screenings
2. Purchasing required equipment/parts needed for repairs (e.g. cables, batteries, etc.)
3. Promoting volunteer positions, recruiting volunteers and coordinating with volunteers to make sure
they attend and know what to do at screenings
4. Supervising and being present at all screening nights, which includes
a. Ensuring that all equipment is set up and taken down properly
b. Keeping a copy of the park permit on hand
c. Taking appropriate action if people are disruptive in the park
d. Ensuring there is no trash left in the park by movie-goers
5. Recording festival statistics including:
a. How many people attend each screening
b. Amount of donations collected at each screening
c. Preparing a festival report at the end (find examples from previous years on GoogleDocs)
6. Collecting donations, counting, and recording amount after each screening, with the Centretown Movies treasurer
7. Promoting the festival through the Internet, social media and print media
8. Coordinating with the Community Organizations that host movies on Friday nights

The Centretown Movies Festival Coordinator receives on-going support and training through the Centretown Movies Steering committee, a committed group of volunteers.
Skills & Abilities:
 Organized
 Coordination experience
 Oral and written communication skills
 Interpersonal skills
 Experience working with volunteers and as part of a team
 Ability to leverage technology and social media
 Ability to troubleshoot basic audio visual equipment
 Interest and knowledge of film
 Interest and knowledge of community work is an asset
 Experience with web design, website maintenance an asset
 Ability to stay calm under pressure

Everyone One Matters Requirements:
 The Centretown Movies Festival Coordinator must have been a full time college/university student in
the past semester and be returning to school full-time in September.
 The Centretown Movies Festival Coordinator must have access to the Internet.
Language designation
English, written and spoken
French is an asset
Start date: July 10, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Salary: $11.00/hour

How to “express an interest” for this opportunity:
Submit your letter of interest along with your résumé on or before June 6, 2014 by 11:59pm to
Please note the following:
- The subject line of your email should read “Festival Coordinator Summer Student Position”
- The file name for your resume should read:“ (last name)_(first name)_ Resume
- The file name for your cover letter should read: “ (last name)_(first name)_ Cover Letter
CCHC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require alternative arrangements to submit your application.
Candidates with a disability requiring accommodations during the interview process should advise Human Resources so arrangements can be made.

Partner Organizations – 2014

Centretown Movies is happy to invite Ottawa community organizations to show a film with us in Dundonald Park.  As usual, the Friday night screenings will be hosted by a partner organization.  The film will be chosen by the organization and all donations raised will go to that community organization.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for your organization to engage with the community and enjoy an evening of outdoor cinema. 

The Participant agrees to provide:

  • Responsibility for the film license and the license fee
  • The film in DVD format
  • Security deposit of $100 (by cheque or money order)
  • A volunteer crew (4-6 people) with the following duties:

o pre screening set up and post screening clean up

  • All promotion and publicity for the Friday night movie presentation
  • Acknowledgement of the following on all promotional materials:

o The logo for Centretown Movies, CCHC, and the City of Ottawa must be included on all promotional material.

  • A completed evaluation form about your screening experience

CMOFF agrees to provide:

  • Film title and date inclusion on the Centretown Movies festival poster and website
  • Logos for both Centretown Movies and the City of Ottawa for inclusion on all promotional material
  • The site location: Dundonald Park
  • Technical equipment: screen, speakers, sound system, DVD, projector
  • Technical expertise: volunteer support for set up and tear down of film equipment

 If you are interested in participating as a partner organization for one of our Friday night shows, please Email by April 30, 2014. Let us know if you have a preferred date and also if possible what movie you want to show.

CMOFF reserves the right to choose the partner organizations based a series of factors such as relevance to community, movie themes, introducing new organizations, positive past experience, etc.

Mean Girls on Friday; No Movie Saturday

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be showing Mean Girls for our final film of the summer!


Get ready to head back to school with our screening of Mean Girls!  The Tina Fey-scripted comedy follows Lindsay Lohan as new student Cady Heron trying to survive high school cliques, including the infamous Plastics. It’s one of the funniest & most quoted movies of the past decade. Join us for an evening that will be so fetch!

Friday, August 23, 9PM. Dundonald Park (Somerset W and Lyon)

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.

Please note that there will be no movie on Saturday, and this is the final weekend of the festival. Thanks for joining us this summer!

Dirty Dancing!


dirty dancing

Planning a date tonight? Why not bring your special someone to the Dundonald Park for our screening of Dirty Dancing! Directed by Emilie Ardolino, the classic 80s romance stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze as the dance instructor she falls in love with one summer on holiday. No rain is expected, so it’s the perfect evening for a movie under the stars!

Admission, as always, is pay-what-you-can. The movie begins at 9pm. But we also have something planned during the pre-show…

Come early  and include #CTMovies in your tweet and you will see it on the big screen in our livestream before the movie! And get your concession treats at the delicious Dosa Inc,! Their foodtruck is located right at the park on Somerset/Lyon and will sell food until just after the movie starts.

Hope you can join us!

Community Partner: Carleton University Womyn’s Centre

Centretown Movies is partnering with Carleton University Womyn’s Centre!

Carleton University Womyn’s Centre provides students with a grassroots feminist space which takes pride in upholding a critical standard with the intent to build solidarity on our university campus. [Their] space is used for a variety of purposes, firstly it is a space where folks can gather, talk, exchange ideas, and gain support. Don’t let the name fool you though, the Womyn’s Centre is a space for those who identify as womyn but also anyone interested in gendered based issues.

The centre also provides folks with an extensive resource library on womyn and gendered issues, directories and referral services, peer support, as well as hosts a number of events. The centre also demonstrates strong lobbying efforts dedicated to demystifying our gendered society through educational and advocacy campaigns [on campus] such as the ‘No Means No Campaign to End Sexual Violence’. As well as exciting events such as ‘The Colourful Vagina’ which is an event where all who identify as female showcase their talent, creativity, and culture.

Over the years the Womyn’s Centre has been active in lobbying the [Carleton University] administration on a number of important issues concerning women such as better lighting, access to reproductive health information, more effective sexual harassment policies, and greater funding for Women Studies courses.

Learn more about the Carleton University Womyn’s Centre by attending their Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival Screening of:


Miss Representation (2011)
Friday, August 16, 2013 9PM
Dundonald Park 
(Somerset W and Lyon)

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.

All proceeds go to Carleton University Womyn’s Centre.

Ghostbusters Tonight!

Who you gonna call? 



Tonight we’ll be showing the classic 80′s comedy Ghostbusters in Dundonald Park! Directed by Ivan Reitman, it stars Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd & Harold Ramis as eccentrics who go into the ghost-catching business. Dressing up is encouraged! It should be a great evening for a fun movie under the stars!

Admission, as always, is pay-what-you-can. The movie begins at 9pm. But we also have something planned during the pre-show…

Come early  and include #CTMovies in your tweet and you will see it on the big screen in our livestream before the movie! And get your concession treats at the delicious Dosa Inc,! Their foodtruck is located right at the park on Somerset/Lyon and will sell food until just after the movie starts.

No rain is expected! Hope you can join us!

In the Media: The Citizen’s Week Ahead Lineup

In case you missed it, the Ottawa Citizen featured this Friday’s screening (August 9) in their listing of exciting events for the week!

The screening will be hosted by the Ottawa Good Food Box, who will be showing the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The night will also feature a deal to get a ‘Good Food Combo’ from Sushi 88 before the film, as well as raffles for gift certificates and a screening of Eva Bee Jamboree’s latest video. See this post or more details. It will definitely be a fun night, and we are happy to have been featured in the Week Ahead lineup again this summer.

Read the article here: Week Ahead: Aug. 4 to 10



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