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The Garneau Theatre is a beautiful 1940 art deco style movie theatre, lovingly restored and seating up to 500 patrons. It has the capacity to screen a variety of video formats, 35mm film, and has a permanent stage with PA and lights to accommodate a variety of live performance forms.

The theatre is located in central Edmonton, just steps away from the University of Alberta, the Whyte Avenue district and the High Level Bridge.

Metro Cinema programs the Garneau with a mix of contemporary and classic films, and also partners with and rents to a variety of other organizations and individuals.

The Garneau's lobby is also equipped with projection and sound equipment, permitting screenings, meetings etc for groups of 10-50.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Audio Recording, Meeting, Reading, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Because the Garneau is an active cinema and a heritage structure, some activities (open flame, stage combat using blades, etc) are not permitted on our stage.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Space at the Garneau Theatre is generally allocated in 2-2.5 hour blocks, with multiple events on most days. Rates vary by day of the week and time of day, and discounts are offered to not for profit groups.

To book, contact Dan Smith with preliminary information about your event, and a sense of the range of dates, days and times that would work for you. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but please be aware that the Garneau is a busy and popular space.

Hours Of Operation Screenings and events go on every evening, and on weekend afternoons. Additional events at other times of the week are also available by special arrangement.
Rental Policy Once a date, time and rate for the event are mutually agreed upon, Metro Cinema will issue the renter an agreement. A booking is not considered firm until a signed agreement and 50% deposit have been received.
Cancellation Policy If a cancellation occurs prior to the date of an event for reasons deemed by Metro Cinema to be beyond the control of the renter, the deposit may be retained to be applied against the cost of future rentals. If an event is cancelled by Metro Cinema, a refund of up to the full deposit paid will be issued.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Box office staff, Technical director, Ushers
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card, Payment plan
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 11000.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Heated, Ceiling fans, Stage curtains
Technology WiFi
Flooring Nonsprung wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 500
Seating Fixed, Raked, Multi level

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Organ
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player, Professional grade cinema projection equipment, able to screen DCP and a variety of other formats. Able to screen 35mm film.
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility -
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording $700-$1,500 - - -
Meeting $250-$1,500 - - -
Reading $250-$1,500 - - -
Screening $250-$1,500 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $250-$1,500 - - -
Photo Shoot $250-$1,500 - - -
Special Event $250-$1,500 - - -
Performance $250-$1,500 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording $500-$1,100 - - -
Meeting $200-$1,100 - - -
Reading $200-$1,100 - - -
Screening $200-$1,100 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $200-$1,100 - - -
Photo Shoot $200-$1,100 - - -
Special Event $200-$1,100 - - -
Performance $200-$1,100 - - -

Membership Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording $500-$1,100 - - -
Meeting $500-$1,100 - - -
Reading $500-$1,100 - - -
Screening $500-$1,100 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $500-$1,100 - - -
Photo Shoot $500-$1,100 - - -
Special Event $500-$1,100 - - -
Performance $500-$1,100 - - -

This space was last updated on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:06AM