They Live

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


A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Best Science Fiction Film, Music nominee!
Fantasporto: International Fantasy Film Award: Best Film nominee!

4/4 Stars! “From one of the most underrated of all American filmmakers comes one of the most underrated of all films…With Carpenter’s clear, widescreen direction and his skill and enthusiasm at their highest peak, this is a masterpiece.” (Combustible Celluloid)

“Carpenter’s 1988 paranoid freakout, deserves to be thought of as a masterpiece” (Rolling Stone)

“campily stunning…inventively wicked…funny and daring.” (Los Angeles Times)

John Carpenter Film Fest throughout March!

-The Fog (4K Restoration) – the week of March 1
-Escape from New York (4K Restoration) – the week of March 8
-The Thing – the week of March 15
-Christine – the week of March 22
-They Live – the week of March 29

*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!