Please note that the 2020 Vintage Film Festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Buttery popcorn, Twizzlers and classic films from the 1920s to the 1960s! Come to Port Hope for the annual Vintage Film Festival in September.

Vintage films on screen at historic theatre

Port Hope's beautifully restored Capitol Theatre is a vintage Famous Players movie house – the perfect venue to show old silent films starring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks to talkies and musicals. The theatre is a national historic site, and first opened in 1930 with the debut of Ginger Rogers in Queen High! Take a tour of downtown buildings for more Port Hope heritage and history.

Festival gala and weekend movie binge

The Vintage Film Festival kicks off with a Friday night reception and films, followed by a weekend of fabulous screenings that celebrate those early black and white movies and classics of the 1920s to the 1960s. Proceeds support the Marie Dressler Foundation, an arts organization named for Marie Dressler, a Cobourg-born actress who made a name for herself in the early years of Hollywood and won the Best Actress Oscar in 1930.

Check out our dining directory for great food and drink ideas while you're in town. And come back for more arts and entertainment!