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Please note, most Canadian films only open theatrically in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Some films will open in a few additional cities. Please check the city closest to you - and any others you visit frequently. You may check as many as you like.

Did you know First Weekend Club is developing a Video-on-Demand platform for Canadian films?


By subscribing to First Weekend Club, you are agreeing to receiving emails from us, including film alerts, newsletters and First Weekend Club announcements. Please note, we do not share your information with anyone.

Why First Weekend Club?

First Weekend Club is a free, cross-Canada film club dedicated to building audiences and appreciation for Canadian films and talent. We only promote the best in Canadian film and our goal is to help keep more good Canadian films in theatres. By joining First Weekend Club as a member you will you will be exposed to the following bribes - err, we mean, benefits:

  • Receive announcements about special screenings with filmmakers and stars
  • Receive invitations to premier launch parties with filmmakers and stars
  • Be the first to hear about some great Canadian films and have an opportunity to read exclusive interviews with Canadian talent
  • Have opportunities to win door prizes at the theatre
  • Access a curated library of Canadian films and content
  • Have opportunities to win free movie passes
  • Be the first to try out our upcoming streaming video service
  • Have opportunities to enter cool contests that will bring the winner and guest to The Whistler International Film Festival, The Genie Awards in Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax
  • Become part of a rapidly growing community that is culturally important, fun, hip, sexy, exciting, glamorous, and just plain cool

Not bad, considering that the only cost to members is the purchase of a ticket to a movie that they would like to support! The more committed members we have, the greater impact we can have on a film's box office success. As you may know, less than 3% of films shown in theatres throughout Canada are Canadian. We hope to change that and we need all the support we can get.

Once you become a member you will automatically receive our monthly email newsletters about Canadian films coming to theatres soon across the country.

Members are also encouraged to spread the word about the First Weekend Club and the films we are supporting. Currently, the First Weekend Club has chapters operating in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto with our Head Office stationed in Vancouver at the Vancouver Film Studios.

Help us spread the word about First Weekend Club by forwarding our website on to your friends.