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Rideau Hall Movie Nights

August 21, 2017 

It’s Showtime at Rideau Hall Movie Nights! 

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston are pleased to invite members of the public to Rideau Hall Movie Nights, on Saturday, August 26, 2017. This free, fun-filled event features outdoor screenings of Canadian content on the grounds of the official residence of the governor general. This year’s feature film is Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

As of 8 p.m., members of the public are invited to bring their blankets, settle in with some free popcorn and enjoy special pre-screening entertainment. The Canadian Armed Forces String Ensemble will perform, and a series of short videos featuring recipients of Canadian honours will be presented.

To showcase Canadian television, we will feature a French episode of “Dino Dana” produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and an English episode of “Mohawk Girls” produced by Rezolution Pictures, prior to the feature film.

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is fully bilingual (mixture of English and French dialogue) with English and French subtitles.

Here is the schedule: 

Saturday, August 26

8 p.m. 

  • Music from the Canadian Armed Forces String Ensemble
  • Free popcorn available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Presentation of short videos featuring recipients of Canadian honours

8:30 p.m.

  • Address by the Governor General

8:35 p.m.

  • Presentation of a French episode of “Dino Dana”

8:46 p.m.

  • Presentation of an English episode of “Mohawk Girls”

9:10 p.m.

  • Screening of feature film Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (Running time: 126 min. Rated 14A)

About Rideau Hall Movie Nights
Rideau Hall Movie Nights feature English- and French-Canadian films, screened on the grounds of Rideau Hall. Members of the public are invited to bring their blankets, settle in with some free popcorn and watch these films under the stars.

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is partnering with Canadian organizations who are committed to promoting Canada’s cultural vitality: Bell Media; Canada Media Fund; Canadian Film Institute; Canadian Media Producers Association; Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville; Eye on Canada; the National Capital Commission; and Telefilm Canada.

Learn more about Rideau Hall Movie Nights online at www.rideauhallmovienights.ca. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #GGMovie.

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***MEDIA INVITATION***
Media representatives wishing to cover Rideau Hall Movie Nights or to conduct interviews prior to or on the day of the event must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office in advance, and are required to wear their media identification cards at all times while on the Rideau Hall grounds. 

Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-990-9324
613-668-1929 (cell)

josephine.laframboise@gg.ca

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