William Shatner’s ‘The Captains’ Showing At Canadian Theatres Thursday + Canada TV Next Week

If you are a Canadian and feel left out of all the fun with William Shatner’s new Star Trek documentary The Captains, now you are in luck. The Captains will be showing on movie theaters across Canada tomorrow (Thursday) and will also be showing on Canadian TV next week. See below for details.



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Cineplex Beams William Shatner’s The Captains into Movie Theatres Across Canada

Star Trek original takes on his Captain peers and fellow actors in a revealing documentary that speaks to fandom of Trekkies

Star Trek fans, set your phasers to stun! William Shatner’s new documentary, The Captains, lands in participating movie theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. (local time) for a one-night only presentation. This special event, presented by Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and Ballinran Entertainment, is the final frontier to see this highly anticipated documentary in theatres.

The Captains is a feature length documentary that "boldly goes where no man has gone before," giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most durable and profitable franchises in entertainment history, and the men and women who made the Star Trek brand an international phenomenon since 1966. The Captains is written and directed by William Shatner.

"Movie theatre seats across the country are the closest fans can get to the Captain’s chair on this voyage that looks at the iconic role of a Star Trek Captain," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Trekkies will not want to miss this one-night only event."

The Captains is produced by Canada’s Ballinran Entertainment and Le Big Boss Productions in association with Movie Central, a Corus Entertainment Company; EPIX; The Movie Network, an Astral Media Network; and Les Chaines Tele Astral – a division of Astral Broadcasting Group; with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.

Tickets can be purchased at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at www.cineplex.com/events  or our mobile site m.cineplex.com.

Clip of William Shatner and Patrick Stewart from "The Captains"…showing on theaters in Canada on Thursday

The Captains can be enjoyed at the following theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m. local time:



SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas
, 4700 Kingsway Avenue


Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack, 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway


SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas
, 170 Schoolhouse Street


LANDMARK – Paramount,
503 Victoria Street


LANDMARK – Grand 10 Kelowna,
940 McCurdy Road


Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas
, 2945 Jacklin Road


Colossus Langley Cinemas
, 20090 91A Avenue


LANDMARK – Avalon Cinema Centre
, 6631 Island Highway North

North Vancouver

EMPIRE Esplanade 6 North Vancouver
, 200 West Esplanade

Prince George

Famous Players 6 Cinemas
, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue


SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
, 14211 Entertainment Way


EMPIRE Studio 12 Guildford
, 15051 101st Avenue


Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
, 900 Burrard Street


Galaxy Cinemas Vernon
, 2306 Highway 6



Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas,
400-2555 32nd Avenue

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW

Empire Theatres Shawnessy, 100-16061 MacLeod Trail SE

EMPIRE Studio 16 Country Hills, 300-388 Country Hills Blvd NE


Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
, 1525-99th Street NW

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton , 8882-170 Street

EMPIRE Theatres City Centre Edmonton, 10200 102nd Avenue

Grande Prairie

LANDMARK – Jan Cinema
, 9820 – 100TH AVENUE


Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge
, 501-1st Avenue SW

Red Deer

Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
, 357-37400 Highway #2



SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas
, 817 St. James Street


Moose Jaw

Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw
, 1235 Main Street N

Prince Albert

Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert
, 2995 2nd Avenue


Galaxy Cinemas Regina
, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N


Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
, 347 2nd Avenue



Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas
, 248 Kingston Road


Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
, 72 Commerce Park Drive


Galaxy Cinemas Belleville
, 160 Bell Boulevard


Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas
, 111 Clarington Boulevard


SilverCity Brampton Cinemas
, 50 Great Lakes Drive


Galaxy Cinemas Brantford
, 300 King George Road


Galaxy Cinemas Brockville
, 2399 Parkedale Avenue


Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
, 1325 Second Street E


Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
, 485 Woodlawn Road W


SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas
, 795 Paramount Drive


Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas
, 626 Gardiners Road


EMPIRE Theatres Kitchener,
135 Gateway Park Drive


Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas
, 755 Wonderland Road S

SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street


Galaxy Cinemas Milton
, 1175 Maple Avenue


EMPIRE Studio 10 at Square One,
100 City Centre Drive


SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre
, 18151 Yonge Street

Niagara Falls

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas
, 7555 Montrose Road

North Bay

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay
, 300 Lakeshore Drive


SilverCity Oakville and VIP Cinemas
, 3531 Wyecroft Road


Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
, 1351 Grandview Street N


Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas
, 3090 Carling Avenue

SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive

EMPIRE 7 Ottawa, 111 Albert Street, 3rd Floor

Owen Sound

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
, 1020 10th Street


Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
, 320 Water Street


Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas
, 1450 London Road

Sault Ste. Marie

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
, 293 Bay Street

St. Catharines

EMPIRE Theatres Pen Centre
, 221 Glendale Avenue


Stratford Cinemas,
750 Palace Street E


SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
, 355 Barrydowne Road

Thunder Bay

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
, 850 North May Street


Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas
, 22 Lebovic Avenue

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W

SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, 1800 Sheppard Avenue E


Colossus Vaughan Cinemas,
3555 Highway 7 W


SilverCity Windsor Cinemas
, 4611 Walker Road



Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas
, 9350 boul. Leduc


Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas
, 3200 rue Jean Yves


Colossus Laval Cinemas
, 2800 rue Cosmodôme


Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O


Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke
, 4204 rue Bertrand-Fabi


Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
, 1200 boul. Duplessis



EMPIRE Studio 10 Regent Mall
, 1381 Regent Street


EMPIRE 8 Trinity Drive,
127 Trinity Drive



EMPIRE 8 Park Lane
, 5657 Spring Garden Road


EMPIRE Studio 10
, 325 Prince Street


EMPIRE Studio 12
, 48 Kenmount Road



EMPIRE Studio 8 Charlottetown
, 670 University Avenue

Scott Bakula and William Shatner from "The Captains"



And if you don’t catch The Captains at a Canadian cinema, then you can see it next week on TV.
The Captains premieres in Canada on Thursday, October 20 at 8 p.m. PT on Movie Central and 9 p.m. ET on The Movie Network, following the premiere the film will be available on demand and online to Movie Central and The Movie Central subscribers.

EPIX trailer for The Captains


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Harry Ballz
October 12, 2011 2:17 pm

I might actually check this out!

October 12, 2011 2:22 pm

Yeah. Me too.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
October 12, 2011 2:26 pm

Ok Harry. Give us a full Harry Ballz Report.

Harry Ballz
October 12, 2011 2:30 pm


And what if I report back that the documentary is CRAPTACULAR?

Captain Andrew Bryce
October 12, 2011 2:36 pm

Great. I’ll check it out.. :]

October 12, 2011 3:34 pm

Is this worth it buying it on DVD? Or will it come to Indemand or some cable channel soon?

The ste
October 12, 2011 3:44 pm

Wasn’t a bad doc. Very interesting especially the parts where the captains were talking about how working on the show effected their personal life…very moving. Avery brooks is still with the aliens…man that dude is still at the final frontier

Dee - lvs moon' surface
October 12, 2011 4:57 pm

4. Harry Ballz…

“And what if I report back that the documentary is CRAPTACULAR?”

Yet I would also like to see it… “a full Harry Ballz Report”… about The Captains…

:-) :-)

October 12, 2011 5:40 pm

I hail from Guelph Ontario, so ill be going to the Galaxy to watch this. I heard last month it was coming and was crossing my fingers it would come to a theatre near me.

October 12, 2011 6:49 pm

Woot … finally PEI gets something …

Red Dead Ryan
October 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Dang……if I didn’t have to work, I’d go out to Langford to see this………I also don’t have Movie Central either. :-(

Harry Ballz
October 12, 2011 8:10 pm

Commodore Mike+Dee

Okay, for you two I shall take a stab at thee…..er, I mean, The Captains! :>)

October 12, 2011 8:31 pm

Cool, it’s playing an 8 minute drive from my house! Too bad I’m working that night.

October 12, 2011 9:48 pm

I heard it comes out on DVD soon. Im going to buy it. I love trek Documentaries

October 13, 2011 2:17 am

And for England? Will we get to see this show on English TV in the near future?

October 13, 2011 6:53 am

15 – No, you will not. :)

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
October 13, 2011 6:58 am

Thanks Harry. I knew you would not let Erica. I mean us down.

October 13, 2011 7:25 am

16 – why is that then??

October 13, 2011 8:03 am

it comes out on dvd october 18th

October 13, 2011 2:30 pm

“The Captains” should be named “William Shatner and some other people who talk to William Shatner about William Shatner” but that wasn’t catchy enough.

Should’ve been someone like Frakes and Shat getting no more than a 5 minute interview.

Lt. Bailey
October 13, 2011 3:10 pm

This is not really that bad, my wife and I saw this on the EPIX website. I wish I could have gone to the Hollywood showing with our friends but when you consider it was shown in a cemetary….

It has good insight to the stars and it makes you think about what they all went through to make ST TV shows. While us fans love the shows and the actors, it was not all fun & games for them.

Of course, I may be a bit bias for this film of Shatners, there is a seen of my wife and I at the 2010 Vegas convention.

October 13, 2011 4:32 pm

I’m a fan of the flick even though it is a tad egocentric Shatner does talk to the other Captains about their own gigs. And what I do like aboot it is that it’s not a typical documentary and certainly not a typical Trek documentary. We’ve seen countess BTS features of actors talking very specifically and very seriously about Star Trek and the work they did. I actually like the more conversational, life-lessons vibe of the film. You want a specific doc about how these people think about what they did on episode XXY of series XXYZ I’m pretty sure you can find a bonus feature covering it.

October 13, 2011 4:39 pm

Ahhh nuts! I live in Toronto, and just found out now. A shame they couldn’t have two shows tonight. :(

BOAH !!!
October 13, 2011 6:23 pm

When comes this to europe?

October 13, 2011 9:50 pm

Wow, let’s take some donations so that we can get some real first run movies up in Canada. What are they watching up there right now in Canadian mutliplexes: Rocky, Dances with Wolves? Let’s get our friends up north some legitimate recent movies to watch!

Dee - lvs moon' surface
October 14, 2011 11:00 am

#17. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire…

hmmm… you are bad… But let me say that I decided my “persona” in the virtual world have a lot of humor… so… LOL….

:-) :-)

Kevin A Melbourne Australia
October 15, 2011 1:19 am

Anyone know if CAPTAINS is coming downunder?

Or do us Aussies just have to wait for the DVD?

October 15, 2011 8:12 am

Great documentary. If you don’t like Shatner, you mightn’t enjoy the whole thing, but I do recommend that you stick with it. In the first half hour, it’s laid on pretty thick, but there’s some great stuff in the last half. Couple of things I’d almost describe as being touching.

October 16, 2011 11:58 am

Have it in my EPIX queue now.

October 23, 2011 3:39 pm

It may be a bit late to post this as this article is now 11 days old but I just watched this movie on Streaming Netflix. I agree with some of the other comments that it is a bit of a Bill Shatner centered vehicle. I cringed when he tried to explain what he was so distant from fans in the early days of Star Trek conventions. I flet as though he was mostly it was a bunch of hooey. But overall, it was well made and is certainly worth watching.

October 25, 2011 8:45 am

Just got it in the mail today, gunna watch it tonight!