Southlake Cinemania Film Circuit was founded in 2001 with the mandate to show award-winning international and independent films that would normally never be seen north of Highway 7.
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 licensed under the Toronto International Film Festival Group. Our mission is to present films of artistic, cultural and educational value to the community. Now in our 11thgreat year, Southlake Cinemania has raised over $120,000 for literacy in the community. We have 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 – Chair & Programmer
Karen Dempster – Marketing and Media Relations
Sandra Giacomini – Door Prize Coordinator
Andrew Held – Traffic Control
Anna Payne – Ticket Coordinator
Steve Giacomini - Last Minute Tickets
Cathy Summers - Volunteer
Kyle Vickers - Traffic Control