The Gorge Cinema, now celebrating its 40th year, is the longest continuously running repertory cinema in Canada. Nestled in the heart of downtown Elora, in the former historic 1860s Commercial Hotel, the cinema offers state of the art digital projection and Dolby surround sound in a combination of cutting edge presentation within a heritage setting. The Gorge offers a full schedule of films throughout the year ranging from Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning foreign films, to the world's best documentaries to Canadian features and the occasional indie title. The cinema is also available for rental by school groups and other organizations and is often an ideal venue for lectures and fundraisers.
The cinema publishes the 8 page bi-monthly Gorge Film & Arts guide which is distributed to 14,000 homes in the area. The publication supports and promotes our film schedule and also includes an Art Focus section which offers editorial content with regard to arts exhibitions, artist profiles, interviews, writers' festivals and the celebrated Elora Festival, which alone draws many music aficionados from all over Ontario.
In short, The Gorge Cinema is a mainstay in the cultural life of Elora, and one that attracts people to settle in the village. It confounds the decades old trend of small-town cinema closings, through excellent film programming, top notch service and now, state-of-the-art film presentation.