Governor General Invites Canadians to Rideau Hall Movie Nights

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host the second annual Rideau Hall Movie Nights, on the evenings of August 21 and 22, 2015. This special event in Ottawa will feature acclaimed English- and French-Canadian films, on alternate nights, screened outdoors on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The film selection will be announced at a later date.

“Throughout the years, Canadian films have met with tremendous national and international success,” said the Governor General. “Canada’svibrant film industry and its many achievements deserve to be celebrated. Therefore, I am pleased to invite you to join me at Rideau Hall to enjoy our Canadian talent, and an evening among family and friends.”

Members of the public are invited to bring their blankets, settle in with some free popcorn, and watch these films under the stars.

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General would like to thank its film industry and media partners for their commitment to promoting Canada’s cultural vitality: Air Canada; Association québécoise de la production médiatique; Bell Media; Canada Media Fund; Canadian Film Institute; Canadian Media Production Association; Cineplex Entertainment; Deluxe; Entertainment One (eOne); Eye onCanada; the National Capital Commission; and Telefilm Canada.

Learn more about Rideau Hall Movie Nights or subscribe to the distribution list at You can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #GGMovie.

Rideau Hall Movie Nights is part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General’s public programming. For more information about this event and other visitor services, please visit