Here for the Ottawa international animation festival and this cinema is definitely down with the old school vibe. I'm a big fan of the balcony seating, you can still see everything and you feel all fancy sitting above everyone. Note: popcorn is just dece but this place is great to catch some animation shorts!
Here's the thing - you are not going to the Bytowne for the latest and greatest in theatre technology. You are going to the Bytowne to see quality non-mainstream movies. Overall the theatre is fine. The seats are comfortable, the sounds system is good, and the picture quality is fine. For the prices you are getting good value for your dollar.
The theatre is also accessible for people in... more
One of the best things about living in Sandy Hill is being walking distance from the Bytowne (Rideau between Nelson & King Edward).
The programming (a mix of indie, international, Canadian and classic "Must-See Cinema") is varied and always high-quality. Think going to Sundance without the price of a plane ticket. Robert Fontaine, film reviewer on CBC radio, consistently highlights the... more
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This classic, old-fashioned theater at the southeast corner of the Byward Market is Ottawa's main venue for art, cultural, foreign and alternative films. The single screen plays award-winning and innovative new films from Canada and around the world; with a number of classics thrown in for good measure. The theater plays up to four shows daily, including matinees, and is home to a number of... more