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Welcome to cinéSARNIA

cinéSARNIA  is a not-for-profit charitable volunteer group dedicated to bringing quality Canadian and international films to the city of Sarnia.  The organization operates in conjunction with the "Film Circuit", part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.  The "Film Circuit", which is based in Toronto, is in partnership with distributors to assemble a list of films twice a year from which the associated groups select their programmes. Currently, it consists of approximately 100 communities across Canada, of which 45 are in Ontario.

Our Next Film


And The Birds Rained Down

January 26 & 27

Click the above image for a trailer


CineSarnia Scholarship winner has just been nominated for an Academy Award!

This past fall, we had the privilege of having Sami Khan come to our series to present his latest documentary "St. Louis Superman".  Well we just heard that this documentary has just been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary.

Click here for an audio interview on CBC Radio's Metro Morning with Sami Khan after the nominations were announced.

Also click here for the Sarnia Observer article.


Sami Khan at screening for St. Louis Superman at cineSarnia            SLS-Poster

Sami Khan at cineSarnia

Interested in helping our committee out with your technical expertise?
Click here for details.

Limited subscriptions still available
for the Winter Series for either night.

Go to our Subscriptions page to download the 2019-2020 Season Subscription Form.

Bring your completed form to the next film or mail it to the address provided on the form

A very limited number of Rush seats are available each night.
Our main door opens at 6:30 pm for you to line up
and we admit Rush patrons at 7:15
as the remaining seats are still available.
See details below.

Winter 2020 Series





6 January 12 & 13 Luce
7 January 26 & 27 And The Birds Rained Down
8 February 23 & 24 Sometimes, Always, Never
9 March 8 & 9 Parasite
10 March 22 & 23 Song of Names
10 April 5 & 6 La Belle Epoque

The Book Keeper is our 2019-2020 season sponsor.
Please visit them in the Northgate Plaza.

Check out their website at

Rush seats for all the films are available at the door on the night of the show, if you are not a subscriber.  When you arrive at the theatre, join the RUSH LINE.   But please come early to have a better chance of admission.  Sellouts are starting to become more frequent.  At 7:15 pm, we will start selling seats as they are available. The cost of a rush ticket is $10, cash only.


Welcome to our
2019-2020 season.

Our next film...

And The Birds Rained Down
(Il pleuvait des oiseaux)

and-the-birds-rain-down - poster

Sunday, January 26    7:30 PM

Monday, January 27    7:30 PM


Sarnia Public Library Theatre

124 Christina St S


Limited Rush Seats
$10 cash at the door
Arrive early


Film Summary
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women... A luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region's deadliest forest fire. And The Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) is the story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age and new life emerges in unexpected places.

Director: Louise Archambault
Cast: Kenneth Welsh, Andree Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte

Year: 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: French with English subtitles
Distributor: MK2
Rating: 14A


Upcoming Films

Winter 2020 Series
Feb 23/24 - Sometimes, Always, Never
Mar 8/9 - Parasite
Mar 22/23 - The Song of Names
Apr 5/6 - La Belle Époque
             (titles to be announced)

Thank you for your patronage