Peter Doig Poster

Information on the Peter Doig Poster.  Initial sales of our limited quantity will be only at the Festival.  More details here.

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October 14, 15, 16, 2016

Film Trivia

If you liked the trivia in the slides between movies or you missed them, this page has trivia questions and answers about movies on the 2015 program.

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The Vintage Film Festival - Cobourg & Port Hope

Twenty three years ago (1992), a group of film enthusiasts involved in the restoration of the Marie Dressler house had a wild idea. Why not hold a festival showing the films in which Marie Dressler had starred? This seemingly fantastic idea grew into the present form, in which we show a variety of films generally made before about 1955.

The weekend is best enjoyed as an event and not just a collection of great movies. We start with a Gala reception in Historic Victoria Hall in Cobourg followed by two films. Then on Saturday we move to the restored atmospheric Capitol Theatre in Port Hope to show a collection of six movies that range from very old, silent films starring Mary Pickford, Erich von Stroheim or Douglas Fairbanks, to talkies and musicals. On Sunday we show four classics with a theme.  For example, in 2015 they will be movies directed by John Ford. Over the weekend, we show 2 silent movies accompanied by a live piano. We often include a film starring Marie Dressler.

The 2015 Festival will be held

October 23, 24, 25, 2015

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