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Happy National Drive-in Day!

Today is National Drive-In day. June 6. Why today? According to New York Film Academy, the first patented drive-in opened on June 6, 1933 by Richard Hollingshead in New Jersey. Smack in the middle of the Great Depression. Which just goes to show you that no matter how hard economic times a society falls on, there …

Building the Industry Locally by Growing Talent: Film Camp for Kids

Amanda Gellman is Chairwoman for the Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media and Creative Arts, and she wants to do something really special, she’s trying to build a film industry in our beloved Windsor. One of the most exciting things by far happening in the construction of this industry is Film Camp for Kids. “It takes 30-40 …

Windsor Kindness Rocks

My favorite activity is to take a long walk through nature. I enjoy the natural world, its earthy aromas, rich colours, and wildlife surrounding my senses and aura. Recently, I’ve been discovering painted rocks, often with inspirational words painted across them. Indeed, the first painted rock I discovered was a heart shaped pebble with the …

Bob Jackson Remembers the Odeon, Invitational Preview.

The Odeon cinema that stood for 30 + years at the edge of Canada is remembered today as a highlight of a by-gone era in Windsor’s social and entertainment history. In the 1960’s, Windsor had an establishment of successful cinema’s operating including several theatres and a few popular drive-ins. Each of these venues featured something that …

The Windsor Film Society

The Windsor Film Society is something that every film buff in Windsor will want to know about. Outside of Silvercity and Devonshire’s small Classic Films Series, Windsorite’s do not really have a lot of options for seeing older movies. WIFF, and the newly devised WIFF365 which seeks to show movies at least once a month …

Presenting the Talented Local Make-Up Artist: Monika Preteroti

Monika Preteroti has been doing make-up professionally for almost 6 years. From being the friend in high school that everyone asked, “can you do my make-up?”, to working in beauty shops, with theatre groups, and now running her own successful business, Monika says, “it’s kind of been something I’ve always done.” Like most artists with …

A Brief History of Windsor Cinema Review

Over the 20thcentury, Windsor was home to almost 20 movie theatres of various size and success. A few of them, for the better part of that century, had a glorious run in this city and were staples of the local entertainment culture; two of them – The Olde Walkerville Theatre, and the Capitol Theatre, still …

Big City Lights 2

Windsor’s Jackson Park is again lit up with festive Christmas lights and designs for the holiday season. This year’s festive opening featured a speech from the mayor making this feel already like a much loved civic event. Train rides, hot chocolate, face painting, and other attractions – like guys on stilts and guys in Santa …

Five Great Things About Windsor

Intimate Neighbourhoods Windsor is comprised of many smaller neighbourhoods all woven together to form one tightly knit little city. In any one of them you’ll find lovely walking routes, neighbourhood parks and green spaces, the beautiful architecture of schools built in the early 1900’s, and a community of citizens that know and support each other. …