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Cinefest: The Square

Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
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Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
Austin, Boston, Cannes Palm d’Or, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, European Film Awards, Toronto Film Critics
Showtime 2 hours 22 minutes

Free Family Movie: Wonder

Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe
Showtime 1 hour 53 minutes


Phantom Thread

Friday, Feb. 16 to Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
click image to read a review PHANTOM THREAD (14A)
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. 
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
Showtime 2 hours, 10 minutes


6 OSCAR nominations including best picture, actor and director

Heritage Week – Dinner at Jackson Falls

Thursday February 22nd, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Heritage Week
Dinner at Jackson Falls
Join us for dinner at The Public House at Jackson’s Falls Country Inn. 
Tickets: $45.20
The above price includes HST
It does not include box office or online service fees.


Heritage Week Film Festival

Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 1:00pm

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Heritage Week
Heritage Week Film Festival
This event features:

  • Introduction and the launch screening of the new edition of “History Moments”
  • Screening of the film “House of Falconer” by producer Mark Staunton of Crow St. Productions of Bloomfield
  • Screening of excerpts from “Sponsorland” by producer Michele Hozer of The Cutting Factory, Toronto
  • Question & Answer period with filmmakers and reception
Tickets: $16.95
The above price HST.
It does not include online and box office service fees.


Opera: La Boheme

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:30pm
click here to read a synopsisBuy Tickets Now LA BOHÈME

by Giacomo Puccini

Live in HD from New York’s Metropolitan Opera
In an attic apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a group of young artists are living together in poverty. When Rodolfo is left alone, their neighbour, the little seamstress Mimi, introduces herself, seeking a light for her candle. They fall in love. Time passes. Mimi falls ill and she and jealous Rodolfo consider parting. But a short time later, the dying Mimi returns to the attic apartment of the four young men, who in vain try to comfort her as she dies before their eyes of the consumption that has racked her.
Tickets: $24.00, Students $10.00
The above price includes BIF, box office service fees and HST.
It does not include online service fees.


Heritage Week – Dinner at Chef Michael Hoy Culinary

Saturday February 24th, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Heritage Week
Dinner at Chef Michael Hoy Culinary
Join us for dinner at Chef Michael Hoy Culinary

106 Bridge Street, Picton, ON

Tickets: $44.80
The above price includes HST.
It does not include box office or online service fees.


Whattam’s: Jumanji

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
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When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji–you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves–or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby
Showtime 1 hour 52 minutes

The Post

Friday, Feb. 23 to Thursday, March 1, 2018
click image to read a review THE POST (PG)
A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light. 
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie
Showtime 1 hour 55 minutes


Two OSCAR nominations: best picture and best actress

County Docs: B-Side

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
click image for more information B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (PG)
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.
Errol Morris
Showtime 1 hour 17 minutes

Cinefest: Call Me By Your Name

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
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It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire du Bois
Showtime 2 hours 12 minutes

Opera: Semiramide

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 1:00pm
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by Gioachino Rossini

Live in HD from New York’s Metropolitan Opera
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Tickets: $24.00, Students $10.00
The above price includes BIF, box office service fees and HST.
It does not include online service fees.


Run Time: 4 hours

Art Series: Cezanne

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:00pm
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From Galleries in London, Paris, New York and Washington
One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
Tickets: $16.00, Students $10.00
The above price includes BIF, box office service fees and HST.
It does not include online service fees.

Cinfest: Ava

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
click image for more information AVA (14A)
Ava’s life is dictated by rules. Coming of age in Iran, she faces pressure to conform to the expectations of her parents, her school, and her friends. When Ava learns that her parents were once flagrant rule breakers themselves, she begins to rebel against the very foundations of her society. AVA masterfully demonstrates how a culture of authority can force denial and detachment, particularly among young women during their formative yet vulnerable high school years.
Sadaf Foroughi
Showtime 1 hour 42 minutes

NTLive: Julius Caesar

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7PM
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by William Shakespeare

Broadcast Live in HD from London’s Bridge Theatre
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Tickets: $23.00, Students $10.00
The above price includes BIF, box office service fees and HST.
It does not include online service fees.

Director Nicholas Hytner introduces the play


Friday March 23rd, 2018 – Sunday March 25th, 2018

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Shatterbox Theatre

Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, meet at a party and go for a drink, or perhaps they don’t. Having fallen madly in love, they begin a relationship that eventually veers off course. A chance encounter brings them back together, or maybe it reveals that Marianne is now engaged to someone else and that’s that. Or it might be Roland who’s engaged. Maybe Marianne and Roland will be together forever, or maybe their time will be tragically short.

Nick Payne’s Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it’s also about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey.

“The nearest I’ve come across in ages to a play that feels heaven-sent.” MATT WOLF, The New York Times

“The phrase ‘emotionally satisfying’ is rarely seen alongside that of ‘experimental drama’ – which makes Nick Payne’s arresting, intelligent new play Constellations all the more exciting.” DAVID BENEDICT, Variety

“Constellations gets into your head and under your skin with an immediacy that sometimes tickles and often hurts.” BEN BARNSLEY, The New York Times 

“A singular astonishment, at once eloquent and mysterious.” JOHN LAHR, The New Yorker

Constellations had its world premiere at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Sloane Square, London on January 13, 2011. The American premiere of Constellations was produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2014 starring Ruth Wilson as Marianne and Jake Gyllenhaal as Roland. The Canadian premiere was a co-production between the Centaur Theatre Company and Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company in 2016. We are excited to be staging this brilliant piece of theatre in Prince Edward County in March!

Shatterbox Theatre is a not for profit theatre company showcasing local talent in a safe and open space with a goal to create dialogue. We want to breathe life into contemporary and classic works in unconventional ways to give a renewed sense of what theatre can become. Find us on Facebook or visit us at

Tickets: $15.00 – Early Bird until 2nd week of January, then $20.00
The above price does not include BIF, box office service fees and HST if applicable.  
It does not include online service fees.


Whattam’s FREE Family Movie

Last Sunday of every month at 2:00pm

Whattam Funeral Home
presents a

** yes it’s FREE Admission **

Location The Regent Theatre
224 Main Street
Picton Ontario K0K 2T0
Hosted By Whattam Funeral Home
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Picton Ontario K0K 2T0
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Jack de Keyzer

Saturday April 7th, 2018 at 8:00pm

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Jack de Keyzer
Two time Juno, 7 time Maple Blues winner Jack de Keyzer and his 6 piece band return in 2018 with the brand new release Checkmate. A tribute to the great Chess Records, Chicago blues giants. Talk to Me Baby, Ain’t Superstitious, All Your Love I Miss Loving, Do Right Woman, and 10 more great tracks filled with urgency, virtuosity and fun! De Keyzer plays the blues world wide. His music has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points in between. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists, Jack has released 12 CD’s and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 100 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). Much celebrated, de Keyzer has been nominated for the Juno (Blues Album) 5 times and won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010. He has also won 7 Maple Blues Awards.  Always touring with an incredible band of top musicians. This is a must see show for fans of high energy blues guitar and lovers of blues, rock and soul music. De Keyzer is Canada’s King of the Blues.

“If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he’d be famous” Bob Dylan “The finest blues guitarist in Canada” Jeff Healey



Win: 6 The Corktown Sessions/ Blues Album of the Year 2010

Win: 6 String Lover/ Blues Album of the Year 2003

Nomination: Electric Love/ Blues Album of the Year 2013

Nomination: Blues Thing/Blues Album of the Year 2007

Nomination: Down in the Groove/Blues Album of the Year 2001

Maple Blues Award

Guitarist of the Year 2007,2005, 2004

Entertainer of the Year 2004

Electric Act of the Year 2004

Down in the Groove/ Blues Album of the Year 2000

Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement) 2001

International Songwriting Competition

Honourable Mention “The Way That I Love You” 2010

1st place Win ” That’s The Only Time” 2007

Great Canadian Blues Award

Winner CBC listeners vote 2009


· 2018 Checkmate

· 2017 The Best of Jack de Keyzer, Vol One

· 2013 Voodoo Boogie

· 2012 Electric Love

· 2009 The Corktown Sessions

· 2007 Blues Thing

· 2006 Silver Blues DVD

· 2005 Silver Blues

· 2003 6 String Lover

· 1999 Down in The Groove

· 1994 Wild at Heart

· 1991 Hard Working Man

Tickets: $25.00 advanced, $30.00 at door
The above price does not include BIF, box office service fees and HST if applicable.  
It does not include online service fees.


County Docs: Final Year

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00pm
click image to read a review THE FINAL YEAR (PG)
THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.
Barack Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power
Showtime 1 hour 29 minutes

County Docs: TBA

Two Saturdays each month at 1:00pm
October through May
hot docs logo COUNTY DOCS: TBA
County Docs receives support from Hot Docs, Canada’s premier documentary film festival. County Docs, which is supported by Cinefest, offers award winning documentaries from around the world twice a month to the people of Prince Edward County and the outlying area.
 All screenings are on Saturday afternoons  at 1:00 pm at the Regent Theatre in downtown Picton.  Please check in here to determine the exact day and the film being shown.
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 General Admission is 1 for $10.00,
2 for $15.00, 3 for $20.00
Students are $2.00
Tickets are good for County Docs and Cinefest screenings

Oscar Wilde: Lady Windermere’s Fan

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7PM
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Captured Live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London
The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.
Tickets: $20.00, Students $10.00
The above price includes BIF, box office service fees and HST.
It does not include online service fees.


Friday July 6th, 2018 at 7:30pm

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Festival Players presents
Brent Carver and the Art of Time Ensemble
Presented in association with The Regent Theatre
Brent Carver, singer
Andrew Burashko, piano
Peter Lutek, woodwinds
Joseph Phillips, bass
Rob Piltch, guitar
Rachel Pomedli, cello
Stephen Sitarski, violin
 Three years ago, Art of Time Ensemble’s Artistic Director Andrew Burashko invited Brent Carver to join him in hand picking a lineup of songs to perform as a concert in Art of Time’s 14/15 Concert Season. A roster of Canada’s top composers from different musical perspectives were then commissioned to create new arrangements of the classic material, a collection of songs from a wide variety of styles and genres, from Broadway to the cafes of Paris, and from the American Songbook to pop music of the Sixties. The results are rich embroideries upon the original songs. In this concert, you’ll hear music by Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Kander & Ebb, Lennon & McCartney, Janis Ian, and many more, performed by Carver and an ensemble of world-class classical and jazz instrumentalists.
Tickets: $48.00
The above price does not include BIF, box office service fees or online service fees.  It does include HST where applicable.
If you are a Festival Players passholder and you wish to redeem your pass for this show please contact festival players at 613-476-1991 or

Blind Date

Wednesday August 22nd, 2018 through Sunday September 2nd, 2018 at 7:30pm/2:00pm

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Blind Date

Starring Christy Bruce
A Spontaneous Theatre Creation by Rebecca Northan

Presented in association with The Regent Theatre

There’s nothing like the thrill of a first date…anything can happen! In the smash-hit play Blind Date, you’ll experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night – plucked right out of the audience! Direct from critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in New York, Toronto, and London’s West End, this fast and funny fusion of improvisation, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero!

Blind Date is hailed by the New York Times as “fearless…and very funny.”

The Guardian said, “★★★★ The concept is bullet proof.”

 Called, “A flight of theatrical fancy that is absolutely magical” by the Toronto Star, Blind Date is the perfect date night or evening out with friends—an “irresistible, cheeky and charming evening” (New York Daily News) that men and women alike adore.  This must-see hit show is “the perfect marriage of theatre and comedy,”  (Now Magazine).  Don’t miss it!

 For more information about Festival Players’ 2018 theatre season, visit

Tickets: $40.68
The above price does not includes BIF, box office service fees and online service fees.  It does include HST.
If you are a Festival Players passholder and you wish to redeem your pass for this show please contact festival players at 613-476-1991 or 

Cinefest Presents: TBA

Cinefest Every Other Monday
Toronto International Film Festival CINEFEST PICTON is a part of the Film Circuit which is a project of the Toronto International Film Festival. We offer not-so-mainstream and hard-to-come-by films to the people of Prince Edward County and the outlying area.
All screenings are on alternate Mondays:
7:30 pm at the Regent Theatre in downtown Picton.
General Admission is 1 for $10.00,
2 for $15.00, 3 for $20.00
Students are $2.00
Tickets are good for any Cinefest or County Docs screening.