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ByTowne Cinema, Ottawa

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#23 of 66 in Nightlife in Ottawa
The ByTowne Cinema is a one-screen repertory movie theatre located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1947, the cinema is one of Ottawa's oldest movie theatres and the city's main venue for independent and foreign films. The 650-seat cinema is located on Rideau Street at Nelson, several blocks east of the Rideau Centre.
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  • We love their films; we cannot understand their stubborn refusal to keep up with the times. We are getting very close to a cashless society- even parking meters take debit or credit cards - but the...  more »
  • Our first time visiting the Bytowne for an afternoon show. As always my favourite cinema in Ottawa. Great show, great staff and a pleasant afternoon finishing early enough to avoid the major traffic....  more »
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  • Been going to the Bytowne for over 30 years (cause I am old), it's always been a cool retro theatre to go watch movies in... Some are new runs, some are a little older but always with an intelligent and artistic flair. Movie, memberships, and snacks there are pretty reasonable also... Try to support these places to keep them around! They don't necessarily show main stream movies but if you are looking for something fun and interesting they have it!
  • You won't find stadium seating or the latest blockbuster features in IMAX or 3D. What you will get are a great selection of independent and foreign films that has been clearly hand picked and curated by a staff that cares about film. This is what a true cinema experience should feel like with films attuned to visual storytelling rather than trying to just wow you with effects. One of the first things I do whenever I settle back into the city is purchase a membership!
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