Local news: Cineplex buys Festival Cinemas

The first daytime press screening I can remember attending took place at the Varsity Theatre in February 1994. It was for a British film called The Summer House — one of Lena Headey’s earliest starring roles — and the theatre in question was, at that time, run by a local outfit called Festival Cinemas.

A few years later, one of my first writing gigs, outside of the campus newspapers, was a series of articles that ran in Festival Magazine, one of two short-lived publications that were distributed at Festival Cinemas theatres between 1997 and 1998.

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