A few weeks ago, while attending the last stop on the Whuffaoke tour, it was brought to my attention that we’ve been spending a lot of time since the launch of NFB.ca focusing our energy on our online presence.
Many of the people I spoke to that night made comments along the line of, “I just love your new streaming site, but there’s still nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon at one of the viewing stations at the CineRobotheque downtown.”
And they have a point.
Since last January, the bulk of our energy has been spent pushing our online content – here on the blog, in the Screening Room, on Twitter and on Facebook. But the fact remains that our brick and mortar presence is as strong as ever.
If you live in Montreal or Toronto (or happen to be visiting either city), you should check out our theatres. At the Montreal CineRobotheque, we’re offering 1 hour of free viewing at our individual viewing stations between Tuesday and Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm until September 30. And in addition to the standard events and screenings, there are also tons of group activities going on. There are also workshops almost every Sunday for families and the general public.
The Mediatheque in Toronto offers many of the same great features (family activities, screenings, digital viewing stations) along with activities for educators and groups. A new 24 Frames Per Second Animation Workshop will be debuting at the end of September that explores the history and technology of the moving image.
In the meanwhile, since you’re sitting here reading this post, you may as well enjoy one of my personal favourites. Happy viewing.
What’s your favourite way to enjoy a good film?