EPL Film Series

We pick 'em, you watch 'em. The best part? It's all FREE.

Join us and other film buffs for one of our entertaining Film Series...each offering something unique.

Since 2004, Cinema at the Centre has shown a wide array of independent, foreign and classic films. Join us every Wednesday in our cozy theatre at 6:30pm for a season of exciting and diverse flicks. FREE admission!

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)

(PLEASE NOTE: Films between Dec 17 and Feb 25 will be shown in the Edmonton Room)

7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Call (780) 496-7070 for more information



Jodorowsky's Dune

Wednesday, December 3 | 6:30 pm

This critically-acclaimed documentary chronicles the development of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s highly anticipated and yet ultimately doomed project - an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune. Incorporating the talents of David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, H.R. Giger and Pink Floyd (to name a few), Jodorowsky had high hopes for the film, until financial complications would eventually stagger his creative vision and all that remained was this bittersweet reflection of what never came to be.

USA, 2014, 90 min, rated PG



Happy Christmas

Wednesday, December 10 | 6:30 pm

When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family's idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), bring Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. A new comedy from Joe Swanberg, the writer-director of Drinking Buddies.

USA, 2014, 82 min, rated 14A



Home Alone

Wednesday, December 17 | 6:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the classic family comedy (and cautionary tale) about a young boy (Macaulay Culkin) who is mistakenly left behind by his vacationing family during the holidays. At first he relishes in the freedom of personal space, but when two haphazard robbers threaten to invade, he questions his safety and prepares to defend his territory. Meanwhile, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) realizes her oversight and treks home to reunite with her son before Christmas Day.

Please note: This screening will be held in the Edmonton Room!

USA, 1990, 103 minutes, rated PG




EPL's From Books to Film series offers free screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.

We’re at the end of the year, and From Books to Film and we’re intent on going out on a high note with movies with magical style.

Join us in the Milner’s main floor Makerspace area.

(PLEASE NOTE: If the Makerspace is not available due to ongoing construction, an alternate venue will be posted on that day).


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Friday, December 5  | 2:00pm 

This is the second adaptation of the James Thurber short story, but director and star Ben Stiller (Zoolander, Tropic Thunder) successfully adds humour and spirit without much of his trademark mugging. Kirsten Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), and Shirley Maclaine (Terms of Endearment) help round out the cast.

114 minutes (2013) PG






Fantastic Mr. Fox

Friday, December 12  | 2:00pm

Based on the Roald Dahl of the same name. Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums) brings us a lavish-looking stop-motion show that enhances his trademark storybook style, and juggles whimsy with dark themes to truly provide something for everyone. Featuring performances by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and more.

87 minutes (2009) PG






The Grand Budapest Hotel

Friday, December 19  | 2:00pm

We happily offer a second serving of Wes Anderson with this director’s most recent film, one of the best-loved of this year. Based on the writings of novelist Stefan Zweig, the story centers around the friendship between the hotel’s concierge (Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List) and its lobby boy (F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus). Anderson regulars Willem Dafoe and Bill Murray join, as well as many more.

100 minutes (2014) 14A








Wednesday, December 24  | Noon

Please join us for a special showing of Richard Donner’s Scrooged, starring Bill Murray. While there are more traditional adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, none quite capture the energy of this modern one or the wit of Murray and his Eighties co-stars: Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, and even Robert Goulet. Happy holidays!

101 minutes (1988) PG-13







Call Diego Ibarra at 780-496-7086 for more information or email: dibarra@epl.ca