SAM 26

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SAM 26 is going to the movies this year!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we've postponed our traditional gala dinner in favour of a combo of smaller, safer gatherings still full of fun!

Join us Sunday, November 21 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm as we celebrate SAM 26 at the historic Playhouse Cinema in Hamilton. We will be screening two epic labour films: Pride at 4:00 pm and Peterloo at 7:00 pm. We will also be screening Monsters Inc. virtually online all weekend from Nov 19-21!

Pride tells the story of a courageous coalition of Welsh miners and London-based queer activists who join together to resist Margaret Thatcher, the police, and the conservative press during the 1984 miners’ strike.


Peterloo takes us back to 1819, when police charged a pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester, England, resulting in the Peterloo Massacre. This epic film is a moving portrait of brave political activists who were ahead of their time and risked it all.


Monsters Inc.
Join the hilarious monster duo Sculley and Mike Wazowski as they punch the clock scaring children to power their city, Monstropolis, in the wonderful movie Monsters Inc. Sulley’s life takes a sudden turn when the precocious young Boo follows him back through the closet door to Monsteroplis.



Tickets for Pride and Peterloo are $25 each and Monsters Inc. tickets are $15.

Each ticket purchase includes the movie of your choice, programme, and entry into the movie's raffle. One ticket holder from each film will win an awesome raffle package of local goodies! All proceeds will benefit the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre.

Cinema Location Info:

The Playhouse is located at 177 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, ON, L8L 6M8. Parking is limited on-site, but there are plenty of street parking options nearby. The cinema is also accessible locally via bus and bike. Check out the Playhouse website for more detailed info about parking and transportation! The Playhouse is wheelchair accessible.

COVID-19 Protocols:

As per Ontario Government mandate, all cinemas in Ontario will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (2nd dose plus 14 days). This will also apply to our screenings of Pride and Peterloo on November 21st.

To attend a screening at The Playhouse, please make sure to bring the following and have them ready at the box office:

  • proof of vaccination
  • photo ID

Children under 12 who cannot yet be vaccinated may attend accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. If you cannot provide proof of full vaccination with ID, unfortunately, we will be unable to admit you. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your movie time to ensure we get you checked in before the show starts!

Masks continue to be required for all audience members in the building, including in your seat when not actively eating or drinking.

Snacks & Drinks:

The Playhouse Cinema has a fully stocked snack bar and is licensed to sell alcohol. Food and drinks will be available for purchase prior to each movie screening on Sunday, November 21st.


Advance ticket sales are now closed online.
We have tickets available for purchase onsite at
The Playhouse and would love for you to join us!