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A brand new place to see films. A brand new place to gather.

The Segal Centre unveils CinemaSpace and ArtLounge, attracting a diverse group of artists and community members seeking a stimulating and modern environment in which to unite, relax and be entertained.


CinemaSpace is the brand new state-of-the-art screening room at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts at The Saidye. Featuring surround-sound, a high definition projector and 77 plush cinema seats covered in hemp eco-fabric, CinemaSpace is Montreal's new boutique film venue. It hosts independent film screenings, collaborations with existing film festivals, film industry events and much more.


Opening soon, this lounge located next to CinemaSpace will provide an oasis to artists, cinemagoers and community members to stretch out in a comfortable and colourful setting. Featuring an espresso bar, curated art exhibits and a live music area, ArtLounge will be used to complement CinemaSpace events and stand-alone functions.

Upcoming CinemaSpace Shows:

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts welcomes EUROfEST

Eastern European shorts and features to be highlighted at the Segal Centre’s new CinemaSpace

Dates: September 23 - 25, 2008, Shows at 7pm and 9pm
Tickets: $8 General, $6 Students (with ID)/Seniors (65+)
Seating is limited. Please reserve your seats in advance by calling the Segal Centre's Box Office at 514-739-7944, (Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12pm-8pm). Tickets also available at Admission.com.
Address: 5170 Côte St. Catherine, corner Westbury. 2 blocks West of Métro Côte-Sainte-Catherine

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to announce a first ever partnership with Association Rocade in presenting the second Annual EUROfEST, the Festival of Eastern European Films, with screenings September 23-25th at the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace.

EUROfEST will present shorts and features by filmmakers from countries including Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the U.S.A.

Tuesday, September 23rd: Documentary Competition

7pm :
GDANSKI RAILWAY STATION, Poland, 2007, Dir.: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, 55 mins, Eng. subtitles
  POSTHUMOUS PICKLE PARTY, Canada, 2007, Dir. Ezra Soiferman, Prod. Matt Zimbel/Ezra Soiferman, 47 mins., In English, (Director and Producer will be present for Q&A)
9pm : EXPEDITION JEWS, Czech Republic, 2006, 47 mins, English subtitles,
  GENIUS LOCI, Slovakia, 2007, Dir. Alois Ditrich, 37 mins, English subtitles

Wednesday, September 24th: Focus Program

7pm :
STRUMA, Romania, 2001, Dir. Radu Gabrea, 56 min, English subtitles, (Director will be present)
  ROMANIA! ROMANIA! Romania, 2006, Dir. Radu Gabrea, 50 mins, English VO, (Director will be present for Q&A)
9pm :
THE BEHEADED ROOSTER, Romania & Austria & Germany & Hungary, 2007, Dir. Radu Gabrea, 100 mins, English subtitles, (Director will be present for Q&A)

Thursday, September 25th: Focus Program

7pm :
GRUBER'S JOURNEY, Romania, 2007, Dir. Radu Gabrea, 96 mins, English subtitles (Director will be present)
9pm :
KIDS FROM HARTMANICE, Czech Republic, 2006, Dir. Lucie Králova , 30 mins, English subtitles
  DIVAN, USA & Hungary & Ukraine & Israel, 2003, Dir. Pearl Gluck, 77 mins, English subtitles

For full EUROfEST schedule (with synopses, directors’ bios & photos) please CLICK HERE.

Are you a film fan? Want to be on CinemaSpace’s email list? Please email esoiferman@segalcentre.org


CinemaSpace is proud to bring you a brand new travel film series:

Travels OnTheGlobe” Featuring travel journalist Andrew Princz

Travels OnTheGlobe is a captivating series of illustrated visits to countries around the world. The series is hosted by travel journalist and cultural navigator Andrew Princz.

From the towering peaks of the mysterious Peruvian Inca settlement of Machu Picchu to the Jordanian deserts where Lawrence of Arabia fought alongside Bedouin tribes to dancing on the outskirts of the Angolan capital of Luanda, this series gives you the opportunity to travel without stepping out of your environment and offers you first-hand insight into the countries, cultures and peoples of the globe.

Each presentation is illustrated by photographs of a real-life journey and will be followed by a documentary film of the country or theme discussed. The series will feature exciting destinations as well as theme-based presentations of tourism related issues.

Host Andrew Princz of ontheglobe.com has traveled to over fifty countries and has been published in international publications including CNN Traveller, the Wall Street Journal and is a contributor to the CBC radio program Dispatches. He is also the author of numerous travel guides including Frommers Budapest and the Best of Hungary.

Travels OnTheGlobe is presented in collaboration with partners the Cinéma du Parc and CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts at The Saidye.

Travels OnTheGlobe events and dates at CinemaSpace:

Peru: The Machu Picchu Story - Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7pm. More event info HERE.

Jordan: The Paths of Lawrence of Arabia - Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 7pm. More event info HERE.

Angola: Dancing in Luanda - Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 7pm. More event info HERE.

Tickets: $8 general, $6 Students (with ID) and Seniors (65+).
Seating is limited, please call the Segal Centre box office to reserve your seats: 514-739-7944 or Admission.com.

For detailed descriptions of above events and a full bio of Andrew Princz, please click HERE.

Are you a film fan? Want to be on the CinemaSpace mailing list to get upcoming show updates? Please email esoiferman@segalcentre.org

Click HERE to see images of CinemaSpace.

About the Director of CinemaSpace and ArtLounge - Ezra Soiferman:

Montreal filmmaker Ezra Soiferman has over twelve years experience directing and producing TV documentaries (Tree Weeks, Man Of Grease, Cod Help Us, etc.) for outlets including CBC, CTV, TVO, Newsworld, Life, National Geographic and Oprah. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he has also produced or curated live events with Just For Laughs, Pop Montreal and most recently The Montreal Film Group, a 1700+ member film and TV industry networking group he co-founded and directs. An artist, entrepreneur and natural networker, his quirky and unexpected films have appeared at over 30 film festivals worldwide.