Category: Reel Monday

A new season of Reel Monday!

A new season of Reel Monday!

The first movie of our winter 2023 Reel Monday season kicks off on Monday, January 23 with “The Phantom of the Open.” Grab your season passes now to secure the best deal! See below for instructions on ordering online, in person at the Arden, or on the phone.

Reel Monday began January 2005, and 18 years later, we’re still going strong! Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre and all profits supporting our Library.

All films begin at 7:00 pm and seating is not reserved. If you arrive early, we have opened up Progress Hall for attendees to sit down and order drinks or snacks from the concession before the movie begins.

Season passes and individual tickets are available only through the Arden Theatre box office online, in person, or over the phone. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a step-by-step guide below. Season passes are $50 + Arden service charges and individual tickets are $15 each + Arden service charges.

The films this season are as follows:

  • The Phantom of the Open • January 23, 2023
  • After Yang • February 13, 2023
  • Hidden Life • March 20, 2023
  • See How They Run or The Royal (To Be Confirmed) • April 17, 2023

Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • The Phantom of the Open • January 23, 2023

    (Released 2021) Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shoots the worst round in Open history in the process. MARK RYLANCE, SALLY HAWKINS, RHYS IFANS

  • After Yang • February 13, 2023

    (Released 2021) When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair it. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him as he reconnects with his wife and daughter. COLIN FARRELL, JODIE TURNER-SMITH, JUSTIN H. MIN, MALEA EMMA TJANDRAWIDJAJA, HALEY LU RICHARDSON

  • Hidden Life • March 20, 2023

    (Released 2019) Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keeps his spirit alive. Based on real events. AUGUST DIEHL, VALERIE PACHNER, MARIA SIMON, KARIN NEUHÄUSER, TOBIAS MORETTI, ULRICH MATTHES, MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS

  • TBD • April 17, 2023

    Save the date now! We are working on confirmation of “See How They Run” or “The Royal.”

Announcing Reel Monday Winter 2023!

Announcing Reel Monday Winter 2023!

Our upcoming 20th season of Reel Monday begins in January! Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre and all profits going to the Library.

We are once again offering season passes and individual tickets, available only through the Arden Theatre box office online, in person, or over the phone. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a step-by-step guide below. Season passes are $50 + Arden service charge and individual tickets are $15 each + Arden service charge.


Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • The Phantom of the Open • January 23, 2023

    (Released 2021) Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shoots the worst round in Open history in the process. MARK RYLANCE, SALLY HAWKINS, RHYS IFANS

  • After Yang • February 13, 2023

    (Released 2021) When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair it. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him as he reconnects with his wife and daughter. COLIN FARRELL, JODIE TURNER-SMITH, JUSTIN H. MIN, MALEA EMMA TJANDRAWIDJAJA, HALEY LU RICHARDSON

  • Hidden Life • March 20, 2023

    (Released 2019) Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keeps his spirit alive. Based on real events. AUGUST DIEHL, VALERIE PACHNER, MARIA SIMON, KARIN NEUHÄUSER, TOBIAS MORETTI, ULRICH MATTHES, MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS

  • TBD • April 17, 2023

    Save the date now! We are working on confirmation of “See How They Run” or “The Royal.”

“Mothering Sunday”: An interwar period drama of romance and class

“Mothering Sunday”: An interwar period drama of romance and class

Next up in the Reel Monday film series on Monday, November 7 is “Mothering Sunday,” starring Olivia Colman, Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, and Colin Firth.

Mothering Sunday … shimmers with confident filmmaking, fine performances and a belief in the melancholic resonance of a lovers’ sanctuary as something difficult to let go of. Because why would anyone want to?”

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre. All profits support the important work of our amazing Library!

This season, we are required to sell our tickets via the Arden Theatre box office. Individual tickets for the next two films are $15 each.


Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Reel Monday begins September 12

Reel Monday begins September 12

Monday, September 12 marks our first film of the fall Reel Monday season – Love Sarah! See below for a synopsis of the film.

Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre. All profits support the important work of our amazing Library!

This season, we are required to sell our tickets via the Arden Theatre box office. Tickets can be purchased with season passes or individually. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a guide below. Season passes are $50 (save $10!) and individual tickets are $15 each.


Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:
    • Click on “Tickets” at the top menu.
    • Select “Reel Monday Movie Nights” from the drop down menu and Search.
    • Add tickets for each screening to your cart:
    • Go to your “Cart” at the top menu and select the blue “Redeem Pass/Gift Certificate” button.
    • Apply the season pass you wish to use. You will see your cart grand total has changed to zero out the ticket prices, since you have paid them already with your season pass.
    • Check out and receive your passes via email. You can also contact the Arden Theatre or the Library to print them for you.

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.

If you’re only able to attend some of the movies, you can purchase individual tickets.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Season passes for Reel Monday available

Season passes for Reel Monday available

We are once again offering season passes for the upcoming 19th season of Reel Monday. Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the St. Albert Public Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre and all profits going to the Library.

We are now required to sell our tickets via the Arden Theatre box office. Tickets can be purchased individually or with season passes. The process for season passes has a few extra steps, so we have prepared a step-by-step guide below. Season passes are $50 (save $10!) and individual tickets are $15 each.


Purchasing Season Passes Online

  1. Go to tickets.stalbert.ca
  2. Click “Log In” at the top menu to log in or create a new account.
  3. Purchase a season pass:
  4. Redeem your season pass to get tickets for each movie:
    • Click on “Tickets” at the top menu.
    • Select “Reel Monday Movie Nights” from the drop down menu and Search.
    • Add tickets for each screening to your cart:
    • Go to your “Cart” at the top menu and select the blue “Redeem Pass/Gift Certificate” button.
    • Apply the season pass you wish to use. You will see your cart grand total has changed to zero out the ticket prices, since you have paid them already with your season pass.
    • Check out and receive your passes via email. You can also contact the Arden Theatre or the Library to print them for you.

The Arden also prepared a document guide for your convenience.


Season passes can be purchased online, by phone, or in-person at the Arden Theatre. Please note that the box office by phone or in-person is only open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

The line up of films includes the following:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Reel Monday movie nights are back!

Reel Monday movie nights are back!

Returning this fall: Reel Monday movie nights! Reel Monday is our major fundraiser for the Library, with a film screening once a month at the beautiful Arden Theatre. Individual movie tickets are $15 each. All films begin at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are sold through the Arden Theatre box office (a new requirement at the Arden). You can purchase online, in person at the box office, or over the phone. The Arden will add a processing fee onto your ticket price. All profits go to the St. Albert Public Library!

The line up of films includes the following, with more details below:

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022 at 7 pm
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022 at 7 pm
  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022 at 7 pm
  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022 at 7 pm

Option 2: Phone


780-459-1542

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

Option 3: In Person


Arden Theatre at 5 St. Anne Street

Monday to Friday
10 am to 2 pm

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • Mothering Sunday • November 7, 2022

    The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild, the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. (Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth)

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

Save the Dates: Reel Monday Fall 2022!

Save the Dates: Reel Monday Fall 2022!

The dates for the Reel Monday Fall 2022 season are booked for the Arden Theatre, and we’ve selected 3 of the 4 the films – take a look at the lineup below and click the film names for trailers.

We will announce the ticket sales on our website and in our newsletter (sign up here!) in the summertime.

  • Love Sarah • September 12, 2022

    A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma. (Candice Brown, Shelley Conn, Shannon Tarbet)

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye • October 3, 2022

    In the 1970s, Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Tammy Faye becomes legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, financial improprieties, scheming rivals and a scandal soon threaten to topple their carefully constructed empire. (Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio)

  • TBD • November 7, 2022

    We’re on the hunt for a November movie that is offered in the Criterion catalogue – email us at friends@sapl.ca if you have suggestions.

  • Peace by Chocolate • December 12, 2022

    A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy. (Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar)

“Just Mercy”: A powerful film about injustice

“Just Mercy”: A powerful film about injustice

Just Mercy is our final Reel Monday film this season on Monday, April 4. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: $15 for one movie (plus Eventbrite fees).

Click here for a review by Scott Hayes in the St. Albert Gazette.

Reel Monday is our 13-year-strong twice-annual movie night series bringing hand-picked films from the Criterion catalogue to the beautiful Arden Theatre. Your ticket sales cover the cost of the film licensing, rental of the Arden Theatre, and a donation to STARFest, the Library’s readers’ festival.

Just Mercy is a deeply moving film, a human story about injustice and justice and how intangible and ephemeral they both really are.”

Wenlei Ma, News.au.com

If you can’t attend but still want to support the Library, you can donate to us online via CanadaHelps!

Trailer for Just Mercy

Here’s our lineup of films for the Winter 2022 season:

  • Edge of the World • January 24, 2022

    In 1840s Borneo, Sir James Brooke defies the British Empire to rule a jungle kingdom and embarks on a crusade to end piracy, slavery, and head-hunting.

  • 12 Mighty Orphans • February 14, 2022

    During the Great Depression, Rusty Russell gives up a privileged position to coach football at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas; whipping his young players into shape, they soon become an inspiration to their city, state and an entire nation.

  • Ride the Eagle • March 21, 2022

    A man’s estranged mother dies and leaves him a conditional inheritance. Before he can move into her picturesque cabin, he has to complete her to-do list and step into his mother’s world as she tries to make amends from beyond the grave.

  • Just Mercy • April 4, 2022

    Harvard Law alumnus Bryan Stevenson perseveres to overturn the conviction of Walter McMillian and save him from a death sentence.

Reel Monday at the Arden Theatre
“Ride the Eagle”: A sweet comedy about human connections

“Ride the Eagle”: A sweet comedy about human connections

Ride the Eagle is our next Reel Monday film this season on Monday, March 21. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: $15 for one movie or $28 for a two pack (March and April) plus Eventbrite fees.

Click here for a review by Scott Hayes in the St. Albert Gazette.

Reel Monday is our 13-year-strong twice-annual movie night series bringing hand-picked films from the Criterion catalogue to the beautiful Arden Theatre. Your ticket sales cover the cost of the film licensing, rental of the Arden Theatre, and a donation to STARFest, the Library’s readers’ festival.

“A funny, sweet, insightful, low-key charmer of a story that’s all about making human connections, reconciling broken relationships and finding solace in the companionship of another fellow traveler on this planet.”

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

Note: Ride the Eagle includes more cursing than our usual films.

If you can’t attend but still want to support the Library, you can donate to us online via CanadaHelps!

Trailer for Ride the Eagle

Here’s our lineup of films for the Winter 2022 season:

  • Edge of the World • January 24, 2022

    In 1840s Borneo, Sir James Brooke defies the British Empire to rule a jungle kingdom and embarks on a crusade to end piracy, slavery, and head-hunting.

  • 12 Mighty Orphans • February 14, 2022

    During the Great Depression, Rusty Russell gives up a privileged position to coach football at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas; whipping his young players into shape, they soon become an inspiration to their city, state and an entire nation.

  • Ride the Eagle • March 21, 2022

    A man’s estranged mother dies and leaves him a conditional inheritance. Before he can move into her picturesque cabin, he has to complete her to-do list and step into his mother’s world as she tries to make amends from beyond the grave.

  • Just Mercy • April 4, 2022

    Harvard Law alumnus Bryan Stevenson perseveres to overturn the conviction of Walter McMillian and save him from a death sentence.

Reel Monday at the Arden Theatre
“12 Mighty Orphans”: An inspiring story of overcoming the odds

“12 Mighty Orphans”: An inspiring story of overcoming the odds

12 Mighty Orphans is our second Reel Monday film of this season, coming up this Monday, February 14.. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: $50 for a season pass of 4 films, $38 for Feb/Mar/Apr, or $15 for individual movies.

Reel Monday is our 13-year-strong twice-annual movie night series bringing hand-picked films from the Critierion catalogue to the beautiful Arden Theatre. Your ticket sales cover the cost of the film licensing, rental of the Arden Theatre, and a donation to STARFest, the Library’s readers’ festival.

“It’s an up-from-struggle story tailor-made for an old-fashioned, family-friendly, earnest, feel-good movie… The saga of an orphanage’s Depression-era football team is based on what happened at the very real Masonic School and Home of Texas in Fort Worth.”

Cary Darling, Preview

Please visit the City of St. Albert’s website for the latest guidance on COVID safety measures. The Arden Theatre is a City cultural/recreational facility, and we will adhere to their safety measures. We usually max at 1/4 occupancy of the theatre, so there’s lot of room to distance. If you can’t attend for health reasons but still want to support the Library, you can donate to us online via CanadaHelps!

Trailer for 12 Mighty Orphans

Here’s our lineup of films for the Winter 2022 season:

  • Edge of the World • January 24, 2022

    In 1840s Borneo, Sir James Brooke defies the British Empire to rule a jungle kingdom and embarks on a crusade to end piracy, slavery, and head-hunting.

  • 12 Mighty Orphans • February 14, 2022

    During the Great Depression, Rusty Russell gives up a privileged position to coach football at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas; whipping his young players into shape, they soon become an inspiration to their city, state and an entire nation.

  • Ride the Eagle • March 21, 2022

    A man’s estranged mother dies and leaves him a conditional inheritance. Before he can move into her picturesque cabin, he has to complete her to-do list and step into his mother’s world as she tries to make amends from beyond the grave.

  • Just Mercy • April 4, 2022

    Harvard Law alumnus Bryan Stevenson perseveres to overturn the conviction of Walter McMillian and save him from a death sentence.

Reel Monday at the Arden Theatre