Southlake Cinemania Film Circuit was founded in 2001 with the mandate to bring to York Region films that would normally only show in major cities. Now in our 16th year, Southlake Cinemania continues to bring award-winning international and independent films to audiences from across York Region at Silvercity Newmarket Theatre (Yonge Street and Green Lane).
The Southlake Cinemania experience is more than a night out at a good movie ... it is a community event where you're likely to find your friends and neighbours, people who, like you enjoy thought-provoking, quality films that take you places and leave you talking about what you saw for days.
Best of all Southlake Cinemania is not for profit charitable organization run by volunteers. All of our proceeds (after paying our expenses) go to support literacy in the community.
The organization came into being as a fundraising idea of former CEO of the EG libraries, Karen McLean and the former chair of the EG Library Board, Barry Dempster.
Barry and Karen Dempster put together a group of volunteers from Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket who shared a passion for literacy and film and Southlake Cinemania was born.
Southlake Cinemania is a not-for-profit, charitable organization in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Group.
Our mission is to present films of artistic, cultural and educational value to the community. Now in our 16thyear, Southlake Cinemania has supported out of budget projects for the East Gwillimbury Library and the Newmarket Library, The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library Author Reading Series, Resurgence Theatre's "Shakespeare Festival" and Words Alive Literary Festival. Films are shown one to two Mondays a month (except June, July, August and December) at Silvercity Theatre Newmarket at Green Lane and Yonge Street.
The volunteer committee consists of:
Barry Dempster – Co-Founder & Programmer
Karen Dempster – Co-Founder,Administrator, Marketing, and Media Relations
Jan Ryan – Ticket Coordinator
Kyle Vickers - Traffic Control, Festival Scout, Mount Albert Representative
Cathy Summers - Door Prizes
Steve Giacomini - Greeter, Last Minute Tickets
Sandra Giacomini – Greeter, Festival Scout
John Curcio - Greeter