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Tragically Hip double feature hitting Canadian theatres on Sept. 18

Select Cineplex locations will screen Long Time Running and A National Celebration.

Select Cineplex locations will screen Long Time Running and A National Celebration

Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip performs live at Rogers Arena. (Andrew Chin)

Last month, Cineplex reopened all of its theatres across Canada after shutting down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the theatre chain announced a special double feature of films for fans of the iconic rock band the Tragically Hip.

Starting Sept. 18, select locations will play 2017's Long Time Running, a documentary that followed the band's final cross-country tour after frontman Gord Downie's cancer diagnosis, and 2016's A National Celebration, a concert film of the Tragically Hip's final hometown show in Kingston, Ont. The latter was a CBC production that drew 11.7 million viewers when it first aired.

In August, Cineplex reported a $98.9 million loss in its second quarter, but has since seen some moviegoers return, under new capacity and health regulations, for films like Christopher Nolan's blockbuster thriller Tenet and the children's film, Spongebob: Sponge on the Run.

For a full list of participating theatres and showtimes, head over to the Cineplex website.

The Tragically Hip perform "Bobcaygeon" live in Kingston, the final stop on their 2016 Man Machine Poem tour. 5:19

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