The Great Dictator

1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3, Canada


Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

National Film Preservation Board, USA: Added to the National Film Registry in 1997!

Academy Awards: Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Actor (Charlie Chaplin), Supporting Actor (Jack Oakie), Original Score nominee!

4/4 Stars! “Chaplin’s unflinching work stands as an example of humanism rising to the forefront of cinema” (Deep Focus Review)

4/4 Stars! “It may be Chaplin’s greatest work” (Combustible Celluloid)

4/4 Stars! “In the classic Chaplin tradition, the movie has a richness of gags and comic pantomime…It is a funny film, which we expect from Chaplin, and a brave one.” (Roger Ebert)

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!