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Welcome to the Monarch Theatre!

The Monarch Theatre is debatably the OLDEST running movie theatre in Canada located downtown Medicine Hat.
Its single screen shows new, unique, and classic movies.

This Week's Movie


This week (Sept 26, 27, 28, Oct 1 at 7:30pm), we show Tracks.

Rating: PG for infrequent coarse language and mature subject matter.

Drama. Based on the memoir by Robyn Davidson. In the late seventies, a young woman (Mia Wasikowska) treks across the Australian deserts with her dog and four camels, while a photographer (Adam Driver) from National Geographic documents her journey. --Alberta Film Ratings

Leave Everything Behind



Next week (Oct 3, 4, 5, 8 at 7:30pm), we show The Congress.

Rating: 14A for violence and sexual content in an animated context, and for coarse language.

Science Fiction. When we last saw Robin Wright, she was playing Buttercup, the title character in The Princess Bride. The years since has not been kind to her. She is now an aging actress with a reputation for being fickle and unreliable, so much so that nobody is willing to offer her roles anymore. She decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her digital self will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. She agrees to sell the film rights to her digital image to Miramount Studios in exchange for a hefty sum and the promise to never act again. After her body is digitally scanned, Miramount will be able to make films starring her using only computer-generated characters. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son, and a version of her can stay young forever.

Under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm), digital Robin Wright rises to immortal stardom. Twenty years later, with her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in a meeting of digital characters, the Futurological Congress. When the Congress is attacked by rebels ideologically opposed to it, Robin hallucinates her own execution. She will have to recover her own mental health, not to return to Reality, but to return to a reality she can live with.

--Wikipedia, Drafthouse

Monday Night At The Movies

On the third Monday from September to May, Monday Night At The Movies presents movies as a fundraiser for the Society of Friends of the Public Library.

Regular admission prices:

$8 for adults
$7 for seniors (65+)
$7 for students with valid student ID
$6 for children (12 and under)

Special Movie Deals

Each Wednesday and Sunday evening is our 5&5 special.

This means admission is $5 and a medium pop & popcorn combo is only $5!!

Dinner and a Movie with:

Inspire Cafe

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after 5pm is Dinner and a Movie with Inspire Cafe. With that deal, you receive a movie pass which is valid for up to one week! Call 403-548-2233 for more information.

Twist Logo
Every Friday and Saturday evening is Dinner and a Movie with Twist Wine Bistro and Restaurant, movie pass is valid for up to one week! Call 403-528-2188 for more information.

Mario's Logo
Monday and Thursday evening is Dinner and a Movie with Mario's Restaurant, movie pass is valid for up to one week! Call 403-529-2600 for more information.

Special Events

The Regimental Band of Welsh Guards

The City Centre Development Agency and The Monarch Theatre proudly present the Regimental Band of Welsh Guards.
Showtime: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
Free Admission!

A Trip down the Vegas Strip

Showtime: October 9, 2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets available at The Monarch Theatre: 403-526-2603
Cost: $39.95
"Trip Down The Vegas Strip" is a glimpse into the yesteryears of Vegas in its heyday. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond… come and visit Vegas showrooms without having to travel to Vegas. This is a night of entertainment sure to either take you back in time to fabulous Las Vegas or make you wish you had been there!

The Monarch Theatre is available to rent. See our rent form for more information.