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Runs from Monday March 6 2023 to Monday March 6 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 57 minutes


Royal Theatre
1597 Bay Ave
Trail BC V1R 4A9

Event Notes

× Trail & District Arts Council's MONDAY CINEMA presents

The Whale

at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

TWO SCREENINGS! Monday, March 6th at 4 pm and 7 pm

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

Charlie is a morbidly obese and reclusive English professor who teaches online college writing courses but keeps his webcam switched off, afraid to show his appearance to the students. He is cared for by his nurse, and only friend, Liz who urges him to visit a hospital.

Charlie has also been attempting to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie whom he has not seen in eight years. In an attempt to get her to visit he offers her all of his money. As Charlie hopes for one last chance at redemption his past, and deeper connection to Liz and the local church, begin to unfurl as Charlie's health fades and Ellie questions his past.

Nominated for Best Actor (Brendan Fraser), Best Supporting Actress (Hong Chau) and Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley) at the upcoming 2023 Academy Awards.

Director: Darren Aronofsky / Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins / Country: US / Length: 1hr 57 mins / Language: English / Genre: Drama / Rating: PG

“A piercing, compassionate parable about grace and reconciliation,...” - Daily Telegraph (UK)

“…Brendan Fraser's relentless display of craft and courage is a must see.” - Observer

“A searing, moving experience.” - Seattle Times

“Fraser wrings more pathos out of his eyes and mouth than many actors manage with their entire bodies, delivering deep reserves of sensitivity and vulnerability.” - National Post

“This is a film that stays with you and changes you.” - Associated Press

“Fraser delivers the best work of his career.” - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Critics Choice Award Winner for Best Actor. 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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. All seats are general admission - first come, first served.

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.

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