The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is thrilled to announce the addition of the Cinéma du Musée to the Museum complex in late September 2018. This project will enhance the MMFA’s multidisciplinary cultural offering and give the public an even richer and more diverse range of activities. To this end, the Museum is partnering with a team widely recognized for the quality of its programming and governance – none other than that of Cinéma Beaubien.
Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator, MMFA, explains: “My vision with the Cinéma du Musée was to bring the seventh art to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, so as to offer movie fans and aficionados an unparalleled experience in our soon-to-be metamorphosized auditorium—complete with renovation of the reception area, the latest in projection equipment and a meticulously designed program, thanks to the help of Mario Fortin and his seasoned team. The seventh art, featuring new releases, fiction, documentaries, conversations and gatherings, will thus enjoy a ‘front-row’ location at the MMFA, with its Sherbrooke Street entrance in the heart of downtown. This project rounds out the Museum’s rich multidisciplinary offering in visual arts, music and our artistic and educational programs. In particular, I’d like to thank Denise Robert, Jennifer Alleyn and an anonymous donor for their invaluable advice throughout this process. I am also delighted to welcome Mario Fortin’s team, with whom we are embarking on an incredible adventure to ensure that the Museum continues to expand our borders indefinitely!”
Mario Fortin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cinéma Beaubien and Cinéma du Parc adds: “The Cinéma du Musée will offer movie enthusiasts from Montreal and beyond the same quality of programming as they find at Cinéma Beaubien and Cinéma du Parc. Films drawn from the international repertoire will be presented in their original versions with French or English subtitles, depending on their provenance.”