Category: Reel Monday

Reel Monday Fall 2021 Tickets

Reel Monday Fall 2021 Tickets

Join us at the Arden Theatre for special film screenings on Monday nights at 7:00 pm, monthly from September to December! All proceeds support the St. Albert Public Library.

Get your season pass for $50, or purchase your tickets $15 for each individual movie you are interested in (plus Eventbrite fees).

  • Please contact friends@sapl.ca or visit the Library Customer Service Desk if you need assistance with purchasing your tickets, whether with alternative payment options or if you need help navigating the website.
  • As this is a Friends fundraiser, there will be no refunds.
  • Tickets can be purchased online until just before the movie begins but will not be available in-person at the door before the movie.
  • By September 27, it is expected that there will be no requirements for masking or public health measures at the Arden Theatre, though we do not know what the COVID situation will be at that time. Please check on the Arden or City website prior to the screening to see if any public health measures are in place.

The Father (2020): Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

The Public (2019): An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

French Exit (2021): “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.

In The Heights (2021): In Washington Heights, N.Y., the scent of warm coffee hangs in the air just outside of the 181st St. subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is a likeable and magnetic bodega owner (Anthony Ramos) who hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

Reel Monday Fall 2021 Dates

Reel Monday Fall 2021 Dates

The Friends of the Library are happy to announce that movies for Reel Monday will begin again in September. We have been given 4 dates by the Arden Theatre (the links take you to the movie trailers):

This is a “save the date” so you can keep these Monday evenings free to attend the movies. Once details are firmed up with the Arden and a date for when tickets go on sale is given, we will share more information. Below is some advance information regarding ticket sales:

  • Tickets must be purchased through the Arden Theatre. This is to ensure that the Arden has control of ticketing and has the ability to contact trace should a member of the audience test positive for COVID.
  • As with any Arden event, ticket purchases will include a service charge.
  • Ticket prices are: Season ticket of 4 for $50. Single tickets $15 each.
  • As this is a Friends fundraiser, there will be no refunds for unused tickets.
  • Tickets can be purchased online until just before the movie begins but will not be available in-person at the door before the movie.

Up to date information will be posted on the Friends website www.friendsofsapl.ca and on the Friends Facebook page. Please contact Valerie Spink at vspink@shaw.ca with any questions.

All Reel Monday proceeds benefit STARFest – St. Albert Readers’ Festival.