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Empress Theatre: 10th Annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival

November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST

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One event on November 9, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on November 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

$6 – $35

Empress Theatre

10th Annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival

November 8 – 10, 2019  |   detailed times below

Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Lecture: The 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Film: Overlord (1975) – A rare, brooding British film about a young recruit’s experience, from his army training through to his participation in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings in 1944. The film weaves in archival footage that frequently becomes the soldier’s dreams and visions of the war as it unfolds, providing viewers a unique perspective of WWII from both German and British viewpoints.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.
Lecture: The 75th Anniversary of Market Garden
Film: Theirs is the Glory (1946) – The story of the American and British armies’ heroic struggle to hold the vital Arnheim Bridge during World War II.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Lecture: Canadians at Juno Beach during the invasion of Normandy
*Preceding the film, join us for a veterans’ panel and cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the film
festival’s 10th Anniversary.
Film: Storming Juno (2010) – A Canadian docu-drama about the Canadians at Juno Beach on D-Day.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Lecture: The Vietnam War
Film: Apocalypse Now, Final Cut (2019) – The last and best edition of the 1979 cult movie by Francis Ford Coppola. Secret ops assassin Captain Willard is sent on a mission up a river during the Vietnam War to “terminate with extreme prejudice” the errant Colonel Kurtz. In addition to being re-edited with new footage, the film has been completely restored, converted to digital, and reprinted to improve colour reproduction. This version is Ford Coppola’s own cut and the one he now considers to be perfect.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Lecture: The Home Front in Canada during both world wars
Films: Lest We Forget (2015) and The Royal Canadian Legion (2017) – Two unique documentaries made in Canada; the first, the story of a town during two world wars, and the second, the role of the Royal Canadian Legion in Canadian history.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Lecture: Canada and its allies at the end of the Great War
Film: 100 Days to Victory (2018) – A stunning, modern docu-drama about six generals from five Allied countries who decided to end the war in August 1918, and the ensuing campaign that succeeded.

Empress Theatre
235 Main Street, Fort Macleod, AB

Weekend Pass: $35.00  ($17.50 Seniors/Under 18)
Single Adult Ticket: $12.00 ($6.00 Seniors/Under 18)
No charge for uniformed service personnel   |    403.553.4404   |   1-800-540-9229


For more information about the festival, please contact the Empress Theatre at 403-553-4404 or

About the Empress Theatre:

The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod is a rare gem: one of the oldest operating theatres in the country. Built in 1912, the elegant Empress hosts movies, musicals and musicians throughout the year. From the neon tulip lights that grace the theatre’s pressed tin ceiling, to the original ticket wicket and dressing rooms (not to mention our resident ghost, Ed), the Empress is a special place where neighbours gather to celebrate and nurture local, Albertan and Canadian performers. We look forward to having you join us.


November 9, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6 – $35
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