Mr. Burlington (you can check him out on Facebook) recently pointed out something about the city that I didn’t know: there used to be an amusement park below the Skyway bridge. Some other Burlington landmarks that have recently gone by the entertainment wayside: the Cineplex on Harvester Road and lastly, the Encore Cinema in the Upper Canada plaza.
As some parents have found out during the recent teacher strikes, it’s a scramble to find things to do when you’ve suddenly got your kids home for the day. The Encore Cinema in Oakville recently added Family Matinees to its showtime roster every Thursday. All shows will be available in a special format, perfectly geared to families with young children and/or babies. During the first set of shows the lighting will be brighter and the sound will be modified for younger, more sensitive ears.