Hey Shelburne, let's go to the movies

Amy Woolvett amywoolvett@thecoastguard.ca
Published on March 18, 2016

Shelburne Film Expo

SHELBURNE – Break out the popcorn; Shelburne is about to see a movie theatre open at the Osprey in Shelburne.

Rob and Marta Stork are behind the scenes of bringing the theatre, At the Movies, to the Osprey.

They have envisioned a theatre since their arrival to the area.

“It’s about our love of the movies,” said Stork.

The second-run theatre will show movies a few weeks after larger movie theatres like Yarmouth, but at a discount price.

The Stork’s have brought the successful Shelburne Film Expo to the area that gathers movie-lovers in an annual multi-day film and movie festival.

There have been movie theatres in Shelburne in the past including Capitol Theatre as well as a short-lived movie night at the Osprey.

Stork said they were able to secure a good deal with the distributers to get newer movies at an affordable rate.

At the Movies is going to be a not-for-profit organization with concession and bar profits going to the Osprey.

The theatre will start off with two showings a month with the possibility of growth depending on popularity.

Each month they will have a Saturday night movie at 7:30 p.m. and a family matinee on Sundays at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are:

• Saturday evening Shows – $7 Adults, $5 Students.

• Sunday family-friendly matinees – All Tickets $4.

Their first shows are already set with the Revenant on April 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 on April 3.

“We won’t have access to all films but we will have access to a lot of films,” said Stork.

They said they wanted to bring the experience of going to the movies back to Shelburne: The popcorn, the theatre darkening and the social experience of going out together with friends or family.

“We want to create a space where we are using film as a communal event again,” said Stork.  He said with so many people accessing movies at home more frequently it’s a good thing to bring back the movies as a social event.

“I don’t want to see that dying out anytime soon.”

For more information and movie times visit the Shelburne Expo Film Facebook page.