Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page.


We endeavour to bring you a top quality movie going experience and we look forward to serving you in the future.


Within our F.A.Q. area you'll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. You can also send us an email by clicking here. (note: if the answer to your question is found below we may not prioritize our email response). We do receive a lot of emails and as such we may not be able to respond right away. If your request is urgent please telephone us at 204-623-3861 during our evening operating hours to talk to a team member. 

Q. Are you playing _______ any time soon?


A. If we know what we will be able to play then we will have posted on our website, facebook page, instagram, twitter and any other social or online media available to us. If we haven't posted about it then we don't know yet.

Q. What do you take for payment?

A. We accept Cash.

Q. Why don't you accept debit/credit cards?

A. To slow.

Q. What are the prices for admission?


0-11 Years old $9.00

12+ Years old $11.00



0-11 Years old $11.00 (glasses included)

12+ Years old $13.00 (glasses included)


The prices remain the same for different days, times, groups, or special circumstances.

Unless otherwise advertised. Subject to change without notice.

Q. Where can I find show time and schedule information?


A. You'll find movie schedule information right here on our website, in our ad in A Few Good Words, on our Facebook page, on Instagram, on Twitter or if all else fails, you can always call our movie information line at 204-623-3861.

Q. What time should we arrive in order to make sure that we get tickets?

A. We recommend coming early, especially during busy films. Even the longest line ups can look deceiving as we have such a large capacity. We rarely sell out as we do have hundreds of seats.  Normally we open the doors 30 minutes before the show time. Occasionally we will open the doors 1 hour before the show time.

Please call the theatre to find out if doors are opening early for that day. 204-623-3861

Q. Why does your popcorn taste so much better than other theatre's?


A. We use only the highest quality ingredients including Canadian grown, Non-GMO, Organic popping corn, healthy cooking oil and Organic sea salt. Find out more here.

Q. Is the Lido Theatre hiring?

Yes, we are usually seeking more staff and Managers. You can apply by sending your resume to apply@lidotheatre.ca .


For management positions you can inquire in strict confidence by emailing August Rivalin at August@LidoTheatre.ca 

Q. Who owns the Lido?

A. The Lido Theatre is owned by August Rivalin, he is the great grand son of the founder - "Irish" Jean August Rivalin.

Q. Is the Lido Theatre for sale?

Serious inquiries can contact Mr. Rivalin directly, in strict confidence, via email to August@LidoTheatre.ca

Q. How can I contact the President (owner)?

A. The most efficient way to contact August Rivalin is to email him. You may also call Mr. Rivalin at 204-627-9062.

Q. Does the Lido have birthday party packages. 

A. We do not have birthday party packages. However, we love it when you choose to join us for your birthday. Happy Birthday!

Q. Can I rent the Lido for my special event?

A. Yes

Q. Is the Lido Theatre wheelchair accessible?


A. No

Q. Does the Lido offer Group, Corporate, Business, or Educational bookings?

A. Yes

Q. Why don't you make the Lido as modern as other theatre's?

A. We are one of the most historically significant movie theatres in the world and as such we take pride in preserving our heritage. We have and will continue to make some upgrades.


We were the first completely digital cinema in Manitoba and we offer the latest in digital surround sound and digital projection. 

Q. Do you have official contest rules?

A. Yes, they are available here


If you feel like we should add to this F.A.Q. section, please email us your question and we will endeavor to add it here. 

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