cineplex community day

You can soon watch a movie for free at Cineplex theatres across Canada

There's nothing better than watching a classic Christmas movie during the month of December, except maybe watching one on the big screen for free. 

And next month, you can do just that. 

For Cineplex's annual Community Day, select theatres across the country will be offering free screenings of family-friendly Christmas movies on the morning of December 7. 

Depending on your local theater, you can catch movies including A Christmas StoryElfGremlinsThe Polar Express and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

On top of the free screenings, Cineplex will also offer popular movie snacks including popcorn, soft drinks and select candy for just $2.50 each.

And it's for a good cause, too. All proceeds from donations and select concession sales will go toward Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

"We have a long history at Cineplex of giving back to our local communities and have proudly contributed millions of dollars to non-profit organizations across the country," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex.

"This year, we are excited to host our ninth annual Community Day fundraiser in support of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and their work in creating opportunities for children and youth across the country to connect, learn, play and have fun."

On Sat, December 7, participating Cineplex theatres will open their doors for Community Day at 9 a.m., and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The screenings will begin at 9:30 a.m. and locations will return to regular programming in the afternoon.

Be sure to check online to see if your local Cineplex theatre is participating in this festive holiday tradition.

Lead photo by


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts & Culture

Abandoned psychiatric hospital is the most-filmed location in Canada

How an abandoned hospital in Sudbury became home to the largest mural in Canada

Why an old commercial for a house hippo still fascinates Canadians today

Rick Moranis just appeared with Ryan Reynolds in an ad for Mint Mobile

The rankings of the highest paid celebrities is out and some Canadians are on the list

Justin Bieber makes cameo in Drake's new music video and people are losing it

Lili Reinhart says she feels like a prisoner in Canada

Lifetime is filming its first-ever LGBTQ movie in Canada