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Regina Public Library: Foodie Film Night – Oct 21, 2017

Foodie Film Night offers a fresh take on dinner and a movie

Local foodies and film enthusiasts looking for a new take on the classic dinner-and-a-movie outing need look no further than RPL Film Theatre’s Foodie Film Night on Saturday, October 21.

The annual event offers a filmgoing experience unique to RPL Film Theatre, pairing a food-focused documentary screening with a tasting event that features custom creations from local chefs and artisans. With tickets priced at only $20, it’s also an affordable alternative to the date night standard.

Foodie Film Night begins at 7:00 pm with a screening of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. Executive-produced by chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain, the film chronicles the career of Jeremiah Tower, America’s first celebrity chef and a pioneering figure in sourcing local ingredients for haute cuisine in the 1970s.

After the screening, attendees will move from the theatre to the Central Library mezzanine for an after-hours reception where they can sample local fare and chat with the chefs about their creations, while connecting with other fans of film and food.

“We’re really pleased to be able to collaborate with community partners that are pursuing their passions, and to show our support for the local food scene, which has really taken off in the last few years,” said Belinda New, RPL Film Theatre Supervisor.

For this year’s reception, RPL Film Theatre has partnered with Regina businesses Absolute Zero, Flip Eatery & Drink and Victoria’s Tavern, and Moose Jaw’s Prairie Bee Meadery.

“Filmmaking and the culinary arts are both passionate pursuits, and this event gives us an opportunity to explore and celebrate that connection in a unique way. It’s something you won’t find at any other theatre in Regina,” said New.

Tickets are $20 each, on sale now at the RPL Film Theatre Box Office, or at the Central Library Service Desk, located on the main floor, 2311-12th Avenue.

RPL: Unique New Library Program Pairs Books With Music

Unique new library program pairs books with music Regina Public Library (RPL) and the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) have partnered to present an exciting new program at RPL’s George Bothwell Branch this Thursday, June 22 from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

“We wanted to do something really fun and different to launch our summer reading contest for teens and adults this year,” said Megan McCormick, RPL Events Coordinator.

Developed with the idea of wine and food pairings in mind, the Sounds of Summer Reading event will match book recommendations from the library with music selected — and performed live — by Gordon Gerrard, RSO Music Director and Conductor.

“Live music is a big part of summer in Regina. Partnering with the RSO gave us an opportunity to connect book and music lovers, to celebrate summer reading in a new way,” said McCormick. In addition to piano performances by Gerrard, attendees will enjoy frozen yogurt and browse book displays featuring recommendations for “Easy Breezy”, “Dark and Stormy” and other themed summer reading materials.

Registration is not required for the free program, which is open to teens and adults. The event will also launch RPL’s Sounds of Summer Reading Contest.

The online contest begins June 22 and runs through August 31, offering readers a chance to enter draws for a variety of prizes, including: tickets to the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Globe Theatre, and a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game; car detailing, spa, and movie gift packages, and an SJCAM Elite Action Camera.

For more information about the Sounds of Summer Reading launch event and contest, visit