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Discover enlightening films as you journey into the heart of culture and history.

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Through stunning larger-than-life images, CINÉ+ takes you on an exciting journey through culture and history via a wide array of enlightening documentary films. Equipped with a laser projector boasting full 4K resolution, CINÉ+ offers 2D and 3D projections on the largest and brightest screen in the region, as well as immersive projections on its dome screen. Let our team help you choose from a wide selection of outstanding films to support your school curriculum, entertain your tour group, or enhance your next private event. Book your group into one of our scheduled screenings, or request a film from our CINÉ+ On Demand selection.

Natural Wonders

Dolphins

MacGillivray Freeman's Dolphins

Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 1 and up
QC Cycle 1 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2000
DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films
SYNOPSIS: From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, Dolphins takes viewers for a romp with inquisitive Atlantic spotted dolphins, acrobatic dusky dolphins, and the familiar bottlenose dolphins.

The film also explores the dolphin-human bond and the mystery of inter-species communication.

Audiences will feel like they are swimming alongside these playful creatures when they view Dolphins on our Dome screen.

Narrated by Pierce Brosnan and featuring music by Sting.

 

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Flight of the Butterflies
Dates and Times on reservation
ON JK and up
QC JK and up
DURATION: 44 minutes
EXPERIENCE: 3D, CINÉ+ screen
RELEASE DATE: 2012
DISTRIBUTOR: SK Films
SYNOPSIS: The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known.

Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico. Through breathtaking cinematography, be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies in 3D.

 

Great North

Great North
 Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 38 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2000
DISTRIBUTOR: Big Films Inc.
SYNOPSIS: With Inuit guide Adamie Inukpuk, follow herds of caribou through the Canadian North as they cover more than 7,000 kilometres in an annual trek that makes them the greatest migrating land mammal on Earth.

Then, in the Arctic reaches of Sweden, meet the Saami people who learned to tame the reindeer before other cultures had domesticated the horse. The Saami are the “cowboys” of the North, and audiences are invited to an autumn round-up as the Saami care for their reindeer herds.

Great North also follows the Inuit and Saami into their snow houses and tents, showcasing unique ways of life that are perfectly adapted to extreme environments. As they pass on important values to their children — such as patience and a respect for nature and the bonds of community — the Inuit and Saami are ensuring that their ways of life will remain eternal.

 

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Mysteries of the Great Lakes
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 1 and up
QC Cycle 1 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2009
DISTRIBUTOR: Science North
SYNOPSIS: Travel to the “inland seas,” the world’s largest concentration of freshwater — the Great Lakes.

The dramatic journey of Mysteries of the Great Lakes will transport you to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, where you’ll discover how humanity brought these lakes to the brink of destruction, and back.

 

To the Arctic

To the Arctic
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 1 and up
QC Cycle 1 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2012
DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films
SYNOPSIS: An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To the Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

Captivating, adventurous and intimate, this extraordinary footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

 

History and Great Civilizations

Arabia

Arabia
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2010
DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films
SYNOPSIS: Travel back in time to the Islamic Golden Age, an era when Arabian science and scholarship flourished; ride the dunes with a camel caravan, and dive into the treasure-laden Red Sea. Learn more about this misunderstood region and its people.

 

D-Day: Normandy 1944

D-Day: Normandy 1944
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE:  4K, CINÉ+ Screen
RELEASE DATE: 2014
DISTRIBUTOR: 3D Entertainment
SYNOPSIS: 70 years ago, a historic landing changed the world.

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of the Second World War began in Normandy, France.

Few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, D-Day: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever.

 

Greece: Secrets of the Past

Greece: Secrets of the Past
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dôme
RELEASE DATE: 2006
DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films
SYNOPSIS: Join a team of scientists on an archaeological journey to the heart of Ancient Greece. Travel across time from the volcanic eruption that created the unique landscape of Santorini Island to the raising of the spectacularly beautiful Parthenon more than 2,000 years ago.

The powerful visuals and music of Greece: Secrets of the Past will take you into a universe that no longer exists but that resonates even today. On this fascinating adventure, discover what the ancient Greeks can teach us about our own lives these days.

 

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2008
DISTRIBUTOR: Giant Screen Films
SYNOPSIS: Uncover the mysterious world of the Pharaohs: their fascinating culture, religion, medicine and daily life. Ancient wonders and historic intrigue come to life using dramatic re-enactments including the discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, among them the legendary Ramses the Great and other Egyptian kings. Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs demonstrates what scientists can learn from mummy DNA to help in developing medical treatments for modern diseases.

 

Mystery of the Maya

Mystery of the Maya
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 37 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 1995
DISTRIBUTOR:
SYNOPSIS: Filmed on location at numerous sacred sites throughout the Maya regions, Mystery of the Maya is the first giant-screen motion picture to explore the culture, science and history of the Maya. The film blends dramatic recreations with actual archaeological excavation, rare archival material, and animation sequences, taking audiences on a breathtaking trip through a millennium of Mayan history.

Mystery of the Maya is narrated by a modern-day archaeologist and a young Mayan descendant who helped unravel the secrets of this fascinating people. It’s filled with the vastness and grandeur of ancient cities, as well as the exotic sights and sounds of the region’s spectacular natural beauty.

 

Vikings

Vikings film
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2004
DISTRIBUTOR: Giant Screen Films
SYNOPSIS: Sail past giant icebergs in the company of a brave Viking crew. From your position on the rolling deck, relive the Vikings’ discovery of Iceland, Greenland and, most notably, North America — more than 500 years before the arrival of Columbus!

Focusing on a people renowned for its fierce warriors, as well as its skilled explorers and farmers, the epic documentary Vikings unveils a dynamic culture and sheds light on one of the most intriguing civilizations in world history.

 

Science and Human Achievement

Extreme

Extreme
 Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 40 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 1999
DISTRIBUTOR: Giant Screen Films
SYNOPSIS: Accompanied by powerful music and heartfelt narration by the athletes themselves, Extreme keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

Who is stronger — mother nature or humankind? Journey to awe-inspiring locations as athletes ski and snowboard down perilous peaks, ascend red-rock spires and frozen waterfalls, and surf upon mountains of water through gale-force winds..

 

Rocky Mountain Express

Rocky Mountain Express
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 45 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2011
DISTRIBUTOR: Stephen Low
SYNOPSIS: Speed through awe-inspiring vistas of the Canadian Rockies and witness the remarkable story of how the nation’s first transcontinental railway was built against next-to-impossible odds. Prepare to be thrilled by breathtaking aerial cinematography, unforgettable archival images and spectacular film footage in Rocky Mountain Express, on board Canadian Pacific’s iconic steam locomotive, the Empress.

 

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius
Dates and Times on reservation
ON Grade 5 and up
QC Cycle 3 and up
DURATION: 37 minutes
EXPERIENCE: CINÉ+ Dome
RELEASE DATE: 2009
DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films
SYNOPSIS: Enter the world of one of the most famous painters in history. Discover the places which inspired his remarkable work and see some of Van Gogh’s most widely recognized masterpieces brought vividly to life on the giant screen in Van Gogh: Brush with Genius.

 

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