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Monday, December 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM PST

× Trail & District Arts Council's MONDAY CINEMA presents

Ali & Ava

at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

Monday, December 12th @ 4 pm

$12/person - No assigned seating. Only 143 seats available.

The good natured and eccentric Ali (Adeel Akhtar) is a British Pakistani who works as a landlord. One day, while Ali is picking up Slovakian tenants’ six-year-old from school, he offers a lift to Ava (Claire Rushbrook), an Irish-born teacher and single mother of five. Both lonely for different reasons, they bond through their love of music, and find warmth, kindness and humour with each other. Irresistibly drawn together despite their divergent backgrounds and difficult personal histories a deep connection begins to grow.

Using great music and infused with humour, Ali & Ava is a compelling contemporary romance that blends emotional complexity as it explores trauma, grief, and love. Reminding us that it is sometimes the least likely connections that are the ones worth pursuing.

Director: Clio Barnard / Cast: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook / Country: UK / Language: English / Length: 1 hr 35 mins / Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy / Rating: PG

“Barnard once again proves herself the bard of the British working class. In Ali & Ava, she abandons her occasionally bleak realism for a kind of stubborn hopefulness, letting the delight of unexpected connection break through the storm clouds.” - Jude Dry, Indiewire

Watch the trailer

Tickets can be purchased through The Bailey Box Office at or by calling or visiting our box office during regular box office hours Mon-Fri from 12-4 pm. No physical tickets are being issued for this show; Your name will be on our attendee list at the door. If the show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door, cash only, 30 minutes before show time.

COVID Protocols - Show dates, times and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders and subject to the COVID climate. At this time, masks are recommended but not required. We are not required to ask for proof of vaccination and shows can operate at 100% capacity. Patrons will be notified by email of any changes in our COVID protocols.


Royal Theatre
1597 Bay Ave
Trail BC V1R 4A9

Performance Notes

TDAC's Monday Cinema at The Royal Theatre, Trail


This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.