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IMAX to Close Theatre at Portage Place in March

IMAX to Close Theatre at Portage Place in March

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IMAX at Portage Place Shopping Centre (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Another blow to downtown Winnipeg after the IMAX Theatre closes at the end of March.

The theatre, located inside Portage Place Shopping Centre, will roll its final credits on March 31.

IMAX is facing strong industry competition with theatres offering larger screens and 3D films.

The theatre opened in 1987 and has operated in a more minimal capacity in recent years by the Forks North Portage Partnership. Being a second-run theatre also meant that IMAX couldn’t secure big name films for several weeks after their original release.

The good news is that moviegoers can still get their IMAX fill at SilverCity Polo Park.

— Staff


HMV to Feature Local Aboriginal Music

HMV to Feature Local Aboriginal Music


Aboriginal music artists in Manitoba will have their work on display at the HMV music store inside Portage Place Shopping Centre.

HMV and the C-Weed Band announced Wednesday the opening of the Aboriginal Music Rack. The rack will feature all genres of music, from country, gospel, rock, roots, pop, rap, and hip-hop, to Pow Wow music, Métis fiddle, traditional instrumentals, and others.

“We know not all music lovers are computer savvy or connected to online shopping, and there are many who still want hardcopy CDs of their favorite artists,” said Errol Ranville, president of music distribution company Cweedband.com Ltd.

The initiative was also welcomed by the Manito Ahbee Festival, which begins in Winnipeg today and runs through November 4.

— Staff

PETA Holding ‘Naked’ Noon Hour Protest

Demonstrators from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will hold a protest at noon today in Winnipeg to urge shoppers to stay away from animal skins this holiday season.

Protestors will be completely naked, while only being covered in body paint representing leopard and cow prints.

“Shoppers can find faux fur, divinyl pleather, and lots of stylish alternatives to animal skins everywhere from Santa Claus Lane to 34th Street,” said PETA spokesperson Emily Lavender. “We’re asking people to cross fur, leather, and other animal skins off their shopping lists this year and give everyone — including animals — a reason to celebrate this holiday season.”

Protestors will hold signs reading, “Animal Prints, Not Animal Skins,” outside Portage Place Shopping Centre near the intersection of Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street.

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Model, Talent Scouts in City May 13-14

By David Klassen

The search is on for undiscovered talent in the modelling world when the 2011 International Model and Talent Search comes to Winnipeg next month.

On May 13 and 14, leading model agencies from around the world will be in the city looking for new talent.

The model search is open to female contestants aged 12 to 22 and male contestants aged 15 to 25. No experience is necessary.

Candidates will strut their stuff on the runway to international agents at Portage Place Shopping Centre on the 14th at 11 a.m.

Applications are available at Portage Place Customer Service, the Rotary Career Symposium, and Panache Model and Talent Agency and School, 106-897 Corydon Avenue.

Entry deadline is April 26. Call Panache at (204) 982-6150 for further details.

Longstanding Downtown Florist Changes Name

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A floral shop in downtown Winnipeg is embracing the spirit of its location with a new name.

Bernadsky’s Academy Florist in Portage Place Shopping Centre has become Freshcut Downtown.

Local entrepreneurs and sisters, Melanie and Monica Bernadsky, have owned the store for the last 15 years.

“We thought re-naming the store with “Downtown” in the title was important to show our continued support and continued effort in serving and bringing vitality into Winnipeg’s core area,” said co-owner Monica Bernadsky.

Besides downtown and citywide, the sisters also cater to out of town customers with deliveries to rural areas like Oakbank.

Van Gogh Film to Open at IMAX Theatre

Van Gogh Film to Open at IMAX Theatre

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The life and artwork of Vincent van Gogh will be on display as part of a new film being put on at IMAX Theatre.

“Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” will open Thursday evening with a public charity event in support of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s educational program.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at a reception at 6:30 p.m., with an informative pre-show lecture on Van Gogh from WAG Director Dr. Stephen Borys at 7 p.m. The Van Gogh screening will start at 7:20 p.m.

Tickets to the fundraiser are $15 and are available by calling (204) 956-IMAX (4629) or visiting IMAXWinnipeg.com.

The film will officially open on Friday and is approximately 40 minutes in length.

Inner-City Kids Treated to Christmas Party on Wednesday

Inner-City Kids Treated to Christmas Party on Wednesday

Children from inner-city schools will be treated to a movie Wednesday afternoon at Globe Cinema.

The Motion Picture Theatre Association of Manitoba is putting on a Christmas party for underprivileged Winnipeg children to get them into the holiday spirit.

Many of the children attending have never had the opportunity to visit a movie theatre and enjoy a film.

Students will be seeing “Despicable Me,” an animation flick featuring Steve Carell, while enjoying popcorn and drinks. Santa will be coming by to say hello along with Sylvester and MAX the bear.

The party runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Pacquiao vs. Margarito Fight to Be Screened at IMAX

World champion boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and contender Antonio Margarito (R) pose while facing each other during a news conference in Arlington, Texas, September 3, 2010. Pacquiao's next fight will be against Antonio Margarito on November 13, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium. REUTERS/Tim Sharp (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Bad blood and trash talking between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito will come to an end Saturday when the two fight it out in the boxing ring.

The highly anticipated Pay-Per-View event will be screened at IMAX Winnipeg in Portage Place Shopping Centre at 8 p.m.

The matchup will decide who takes home the coveted World Super Welterweight Championship at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It’s the first time IMAX has hosted such an event and theatre director Bong Villarba says local fans won’t get the experience anywhere else.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the all-ages event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and seniors. Reservations can be made by calling (204) 956-IMAX (4629) or by visiting IMAXWinnipeg.com.