Opening Date Announced!
February 1, 2019
Be a part of history! After a year of renovations, at last, we are ready to announce our opening. Are you ready? We sure are! On Friday, March 1st at 6:45pm, we will be thrilled to open the doors to the public for our Grand Opening! We will be screening the Oscar-winning film, Cinema Paradiso, which we feel is a film that truly suits this auspicious occasion. Please register today! 

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Fully licensed and now fully Air- Conditioned!
August 5, 2019
More great news, Playhouse fans: The cinema is now fully Air-Conditioned! Now you can enjoy all the great movies we have on offer in FULL air-conditioned comfort! And if you really want to cool off, you can have an ice-cold beer, cider, a chilled Pinot, or Willard's ice-cream.  Going to the Playhouse was cool before, but now it's really cool! (thanks Wilson Air!)    
Local Politicians Show Love for Canadian Film!
April 28, 2014
We're thrilled that so many of our local politicians --municipal, provincial and federal-- will represent at the 8th Annual Canada Film Days, May 1st - 8th at the Original Princess. Starting May 1st, Kitchener Councillor Bil Ioannidis (@bilioannidis on Twitter) will be teaming up with old friend, David Miller, to introduce the 9:20pm screening of Bruce McDonald's THE HUSBAND. David Miller (@davidmillerA71), formerly of Kitchener, is the producer of THE HUSBAND & ALGONQUIN.
Craig Norris of CBC-KW's 'The Morning Edition' to Host Opening Night Screening of THE GRAND SEDUCTION
April 25, 2014
Canada Film Days Opening Night Film - Hosted by CBC-KW's Craig Norris. May 1st, 7:00pm Opening Night After Party - Ethels Lounge - 114 King St. N. Waterloo Newfies represent!
Closing Night! SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER director in attendance with Thom Ernst
April 24, 2014
Director Reginald Harkema will be IN ATTENDANCE for the Closing Night Screening of SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER. Also attending will be film reviewer and former host of TVO's Saturday Night at the Movies, Thom Ernst. Save the date! May 8th, 9:20pm/
Tribute to Frédéric Back / Fundraiser for 10,000 Trees. Family Event!
April 24, 2014
MONDAY, MAY 5th, 7:00pm at the ORIGINAL PRINCESS                          Tribute to Frédéric Back / Fundraiser for 10,000 Trees A FAMILY EVENT Frédéric Back was one of Canada’s great, visionary artists.
CIGI presents ARCTIC DEFENDERS. P. Whitney Lackenbauer, PhD, Researcher & film crew member, in attendance for Q&A, May 3 & 4
April 24, 2014
Co-presented by CIGI, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, ARCTIC DEFENDERS tells the remarkable story that began in 1968 with a radical Inuit movment in Canada. It led to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young, visionary Inuit with a dream -- the governance of their territory -- the creation of a dream. P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., is associate professor BSIA/UW and ARCTIC DEFENDERS film crew. He will be on hand May 3th & 4th for Q&A and film discussion.
ADVENTURE GUIDE presenting partner for ALGONQUIN.
April 24, 2014
We're pleased to announce that ADVENTURE GUIDE is the presenting partner for ALGONQUIN. Adventure Guide Inc. has been helping people discover the outdoors since 1984. They carry the latest in technical clothing, footwear, equipment and accessories from over 200 manufacturers. Their knowledgeable staff have first-hand experience with what they sell. Featuring 14,000 sq. ft. and loads of parking, their store is located at 225 The Boardwalk, at Ira Needles Blvd and University Ave in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Check out their website at
Special Guests: Lead Actor & Producer of THE HUSBAND, May 1st
April 16, 2014
Lead Actor of THE HUSBAND, Max McCabe-Loko, and producer, David Miller, to appear Opening Night, May 1st, for introductions and Q&A! THE HUSBAND is the latest film from legendary Canadian director, Bruce McDonald (Roadkill, Highway 61). Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at the Whistler Film Festival. McCabe-Lobos was nominated for an ACTRA for Outstanding Male Performance for this role.

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