Vernon's Towne Cinema is a wonderful and treasured part of our community. We support the theatre by collaborating to create Monday Night at the Arts, a fun evening with tasteful live jazz guitar, wine and social time in the lobby, followed by our featured film which begins with a short, informative introduction.

Our Mission

OSA is a not for profit, member-funded society dedicated to bringing interesting independent films to the North Okanagan. Our profits support post secondary students in the Arts through an annual bursary, and we have an open membership.  We welcome new members and volunteers.

What We've Achieved

membership of nearly 500

dozens of films screened

bursaries awarded 2017 & 2018

special events hosted or co-hosted


During a Special Presentation of:

They Shall Not Grow Old

OSA donated $500 to Cadets

Between the first and second screening, OSA made a donation of $500 to the the Vernon Army Cadets #1705 to assist in their upcoming trip to Normandy for the 75th D-Day Anniversary.

An honour guard was present in the lobby thanks to Royal Canadian Legion Vernon Branch #25.

Active forces members, Legion members and Cadets in uniform or with ID card received discounted admission on this evening.


The 91st Academy Awards - Live Streamed to the Towne Cinema on February 24
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On January 7,   Vintage Tea Parties   set up a tea party display with photo op in the lobby of the theatre prior to the evening screenings of   Tea With The Dames.   Here are some of the photos:   Tea Party

On January 7, Vintage Tea Parties set up a tea party display with photo op in the lobby of the theatre prior to the evening screenings of Tea With The Dames. Here are some of the photos: Tea Party


On December 17, 2018 we premiered a locally produced, twenty minute documentary entitled  Freezer Burn  prior to both of our regular Monday evening film screenings. Most of the film’s cast and crew were in attendance on this special evening.

On December 17, 2018 we premiered a locally produced, twenty minute documentary entitled Freezer Burn prior to both of our regular Monday evening film screenings. Most of the film’s cast and crew were in attendance on this special evening.


On September 24, 2018 we premiered a locally produced, ten minute documentary entitled The Happiness Tour prior to both of our regular Monday evening film screenings. The film’s director as well as the cast were in attendance on this special evening.

The Director and some of the cast and crew in attendance at  The Happiness Tour  Premier on Septembef 24

The Director and some of the cast and crew in attendance at The Happiness Tour Premier on Septembef 24


On Sunday March 4, 2018, we co-hosted (with the Vernon Towne Cinema) a Gala Evening featuring the live-streamed 90th Annual Academy Awards, wine/champagne bar, a red carpet, best-costume prizes, and more. Here are some photos from the event:

What a great night out... a good film... a glass of wine that you can take to your seat... pre-show live music... what’s not to like!
— M. Dalton, Vernon