Western Film Status List

Western Film Status List

Western Film Status List
Updated Dec 4, 2017…

These films will be playing at Western Film:
(subject to unusual circumstances)

American Made
The Foreigner
Thor Ragnarok
Justice League
Coco
Daddy’s Home 2
The Disaster Artist

These films probably will play at Western Film:

A Bad Moms Christmas
Murder On the Orient Express
Three Billboards
wonder

These films probably won’t play at Western Film:
Roman J Israel Esq.
Subirbicon
These films won’t be playing at Western Film. (subject to unusual circumstances)

The Star
Ladybird
Man Who Invented Christmas
Geostorm
Jigsaw
Only The Brave
Same Kind of Different as Me
The Snowman
My Little Pony
Happy Death Day
The Dark Tower
Annabelle Creation
Flatliners
Most movies that play at The Hyland will not play at Western Film unless listed above.

 *Twentieth Century Fox and Disney put conditions on their bookings that prevent Western Film from playing some of their films. These conditions usually include playing the movie by itself all week, not splitting with another movie, this prevents us from playing many mid-range titles that we could normally play but can’t give them their own week. 

This list does not include films that haven’t been released yet. To inquire about a film not on the list please E-mail us at wfilm@uwo.ca

 

88 Comments

  1. Will you be showing St. Vincent with Bill Murray?

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    • Probably, it has to finish playing at the other theatres before we can play it.

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  2. Serenity 2nd term? Pleaseeeee

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    • We are planning to play Serenity sometime in the 2nd term.

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    • It’s booked for the second term.

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  3. Will you be playing the previous two Hobbit films before the release of the newest?

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    • It’s an interesting idea, they may have the earlier films out of service which means we aren’t allowed to play them. I’ll check into it.

      James Waite
      Western Film.

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  4. Any word on Whiplash? I know it was only played at Hyland.

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    • It’s not high profile enough to play at Western Film. Unfortunately if people haven’t heard of a movie it’s hard to get them to come see it no matter how good it is. It’s still playing at The Hyland.

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  5. Any word on playing “Beyond The Lights”? It’s tenure at Westmount was far too short.

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    • Even I have never heard of the movie before it showed up at Westmount so not enough people would be aware of it for Western Film to screen it. We can play great movies but if people haven’t heard of them they don’t attend.

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  6. When will Big Hero 6 be playing? Any chance of a weekend matinee?

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    • We will be playing Big Hero 6, probably late Jan/ early Feb once it finishes at the other theatres. Unless the theatre is already booked we would run matinees.

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  7. How long will Gone Girl be playing?

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    • Booked until Thursday the 8th. May be playing longer depending on what is available for the following week. It’s long running time makes it hard to program around.

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  8. Will Dear White People be playing at Western Film?

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    • Probably not, The studio demanded we play it for both evening shows all week which isn’t feasible for a low profile movie. They may change their terms in a couple weeks.

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  9. Just missed the showing of Labyrinth with David Bowie. Will you be playing this again?

    Any chance of showing THE HUNGER with Catherine Denueve(?) and David Bowie and Susan Sarandon? It was the first of its kind in Vampire movies.

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    • We might show Labyrinth again next year. Hunger is a cool movie but I don’t think enough people know about it.

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  10. Will American Sniper arrive at Western Film?

    Also, is it possible to screen Apocalypse Now as a cult film?

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    • We will be playing American Sniper, will be a while as it just opened First Run.

      The last few times we played Apocalypse Now it hasn’t done well, it’s very long to play at Midnight and isn’t as familiar to the current students.

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  11. will you be playing American Assassin? Also, this list looks like it was last updated in November – any more recent updates?

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    • Hi Bradley,
      The address you have visited is our test site. Please update your bookmarks to http://westernfilm.ca

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  12. When will you know what is playing on February 6.
    Thanks!
    Debbie

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    • I’m updating it now. We book Monday for what starts on Friday. I usually update the site Monday night but got sidetracked.

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  13. Is there anything playing at 9pm this week?

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    • No, Interstellar is long and since the students are gone for Reading Week we don’t expect it would be busy if we had a late show.

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  14. So, now that it won the Oscar, what are the chances we can get Birdman?

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    • see below answer.

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  15. Now that Birdman won Best Picture, is it more likely that it will be coming to Western film?

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    • I tried to book it for next week but another theatre in London is still holding it. I may try for the following week but they may hold it again. The studio is Fox who may put conditions on it that prevent us from playing it. My booking agent says they still want full shows (both shows each night). We can only do that with movies we expect really high attendance for.

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  16. Will you for sure play Kingsman?

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    • We will play it , however due to Fox’s oh so fun policies It wont be until sometime during exams.

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  17. Hi,
    I was wondering if you knew when Imitation Game was going to play at Western Film

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    • Probably a couple weeks. We have to wait for it to finish at the other theatres.

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      • Hi again,
        I know Imitation Game is playing this week, but is there any chance that it will extend to play next week as well?

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        • Sorry, we aren’t planning to keep it another week. There’s many movies that will only do well at 7pm so few movies stay two weeks at 7pm, with the students in exams there won’t be enough people around to run a late show next week.

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  18. Will you be playing Unbroken or have I missed it?

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    • We had planned to play it but we weren’t sure how it would do and we never had a empty slot. It’s out on video now.

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  19. Any idea when ‘Spy’ & “Age of Adelaine” might be playing ? Thx.
    PS really enjoy coming to Western Theatre. Keep up the great work.

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    • Spy will be a few weeks as it just opened. I don’t think we will be playing Age Of Adeline. Too may people hadn’t heard of it which usually translates to very low attendance.

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  20. Can’t wait to see Mad Max! And any kids movies (especially matinees) are always appreciated!

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    • Mad Max will probably start Jul 10th.
      We haven’t been playing many kids movies, not getting big crowds for matinees. I was going to run matinees for Avengers but it’s a long weekend which always kills them.

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  21. Will you be playing Attack On Titan?

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    • I’ll check into it. It may not be avaiable to us for a while as it’s already booked to play at a certain over large chain.

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  22. WOW!! I don’t expect The Walk to be in Western Films this early, it just came out a month ago! Although I haven’t yet check out Western Films, but I am coming back every week to see your movie list, everyone is lucky to have this experience, so thank you all for that. :)
    I’m surprised that Hotel Transylvania 2 and Goosebumps are on your “Probably won’t play” list. I know it’s hard for you guys to book Fox and Disney movies, but these two are from Sony. If you can play The Walk, I’m almost certain that you can make these two happen. Anyways, keep up the good work, and I might check out Western Films sometimes before the finals! :)

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    • We could play the films you mention, however we generally don’t do well with films that are primarily aimed at children.

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  23. Is Spirited Away going to play in original Japanese version (with English sub) or English dubbed version?

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    • We will be playing the dubbed version. That’s the eternal question with foreign films, dubs or subtitles, in this case the dubbed version is the only one available on DCP.

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  24. When do you think you will play Room? Any ideas? Thanks!

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    • Now that it has Oscar nominations they’ll probably hold it back and wait to see if it wins and re-release it to the first run theatres. So it may be late March, but could be sooner.

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  25. Will you be showing the Super Bowl this year?

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    • We haven’t made a decision yet. We only had 10 people last year and we heard we didn’t have more because we didn’t have alcohol available. We are going to see how ticket sales for the Wave and Spoke go and if they are high we will open Western Film as an extra space.

      Sorry I can’t give you a more definitive answer.

      James Waite
      Western Film.

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    • We have decided to open for the Superbowl. Free admission, doors open at 4:00.

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  26. Hi! Will the Spirited Away on original Japanese sound track? I watched the English version last year. So I wanna enjoy the original version this year. THX!

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    • The only version available on the DCP format theatres use is the English dubbed version.

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  27. Is the Hateful Eight playing in 70mm version or regular version next week? Because based on the running time and the fact that there’s an intermission, I guess you have the 70mm version in stock! :)

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    • We are playing the regular Digital version but inserting an intermission at the same point as the 70mm Roadshow version. We figured it’s a bit much to ask people to sit through a three hour movie without a bathroom break. The roadshow version with built in intermission interlude etc. isn’t available to us. The last time 70mm played in London was 1992. as far as I can remember.

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  28. Will you be playing Creed again?

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    • Probably not. We have a lot of movies we want to play before exams start. Creed did okay but not really well enough to play for a second week.

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  29. Are you guys not playing brooklyn anymore? I noticed you removed it from the list a couple of weeks ago. Also, when will you play movies till now that exams are coming up? Thanks and keep up the great work guys!

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    • We are going to play Brooklyn, we are waiting for it to finish at another theatre. I removed it from the list as we did have it booked a couple weeks ago and it turned out to be mistake and we couldn’t play it. Forgot to put it back on. It will probably start Apr 8th. We have Revenent booked to start on the 1st.

      We run all year, only difference being we sometimes don’t play a late show during the quieter months.

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  30. I have two questions for you guys:
    When are you going to play How To be Single and Deadpool?
    And are you going to play Batman versus Superman?

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    • How to be Single should be in the next couple weeks.It almost started Friday but one of the first run theatres decided to keep it. Deadpool is still doing well in the First Run theatres so will be a few weeks.

      We will be playing Batman V Superman, probably in a few weeks. It won’t play in First Run as long as Deadpool has.

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  31. We’re really looking forward to Zootopia – keeping the option for kid-friendly matinees on weekends and in the summer would be amazing!

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    • We don’t play a lot of kid’s movies but when we do we usually run matinees unless the theatre is already booked.

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  32. Will you be playing Last cab to Darwin

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    • Sorry but we won’t be playing it, it’s not high profile enough for us to get enough people, especially this time of year with few students around. It’s currently playing at The Hyland.

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  33. Will you guys be showing Zootopia?

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    • We showed it in June. We usually show movies as soon as they leave the other theatres.

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  34. Will you be playing Star Trek?

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    • Yes, in about a month after the more expensive theatres finish with it.

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  35. Will Anthropoid be coming to Western?

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  36. Still no info regarding Anthropoid? see query dated Sept 7

    bk

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    • I didn’t realize there had been an earlier inquiry. Website usually tells me when a comment is waiting.
      Anthropoid never made it past a platform release and didn’t get the required awareness for Western Film to play it. The Hyland might play it.

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  37. Is Kung Fu Hustle next week going to play in Cantonese version with English Subtitles or English dub version?

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    • If given the choice we always play foreign films in the language they were made in with English subtitles. Dubbing tends to suck.

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  38. Will The Magnificent Seven play after Nov. 17 th?
    thanks

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    • at this point it’s not scheduled for another week but might come back depending on what else comes available.

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  39. YEs to LALA LAND!

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  40. Any chance you will play John Wick 2?

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    • We will be playing it once it’s available to us. Most likely as a late show.

      James Waite
      Western Film.

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  41. Will you be showing (1) Allies or (2) Hell or High Water?

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    • Neither did well enough for us to show them at the time they were available.

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  42. How can you not platy get out? What does “unusual circumstances’ mean?

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    • Get Out is a horror movie, a genre which is never well attended at Western Film. Unusual circumstances might be I play a movie I didn’t plan to because nothing else is available or I have to skip a movie I wanted to play because of the studio policies.

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  43. when do you expect that Dunkirk will come to Western?

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    • a few weeks at least, movies like Dunkirk tend to play in first run theatres for a while rather than have a big opening weekend and tail off quickly. Warner is one of the better studios to deal with so we should be able to get it right after it leaves first run.

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