About us

Halifax's only independent cinema

Carbon Arc is an independent, art house cinema in downtown Halifax.

We show great films every Friday at 7pm during our winter (February - April) and fall (October - November) seasons. We also occasionally offer special screenings outside of this schedule. Our long term plan is to grow into a cinematheque, offering nightly film screenings.

We are mostly volunteer run, with a cast of characters including our Board of Directors, a projectionist, the cinema director, a crack programming committee, and great volunteers who help run each screening.

Our Programming Committee is passionate about screening a variety of foreign, Canadian, and local selections that will inspire, spread beauty, and expand Halifax’s cinema to include regular access to independent and limited release films. Our current focus is on new releases, though we do occasionally partner to screen classics or special screenings.

By film lovers, for film lovers

Director: Siloën Daley

Projectionist: Kenny Lewis

Programmers: Kendra Barnes, Donna de Ville, Carsten Knox, Rose Scoville, Siloën Daley, & Kenny Lewis

VIP Volunteers: Aaron, Alexa, Evi, Carsten, Donna, Drew, Jeannine, Kelly, Kendra, Kenny, Nancy, Peri, Rose, Sam, & Siloën

Audience: We love you!

Carbon Arc would like to thank...

  • Arts Nova Scotia

  • City of Halifax

  • Employment Nova Scotia

  • Canada Council for the Arts

  • The Museum of Natural History

  • You, for being a dedicated audience and joining us at the movies!