Phone : 902-275-3933 



Monday, July 22nd
7:00 PM

Adult – $12 plus taxes & fees = $16.10
Youth (under 20) – $8 plus taxes & fees = $11.50
General Admission

PG13 for Strong Language
Genre – Action, Comedy
Run Time – 1hr 37m

Admission includes a bag of popcorn courtesy of our movie sponsor Chester Foodland.

The Chester Playhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at (902) 275-3933 to arrange accessible seating.

Babes in arms & children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.


July 22 
This summer take a ride to right a wrong with Thelma.

Meet Thelma Post (June Squibb), a spirited 93-year-old grandmother who falls victim to a phone scam. Believing she is helping her grandson, Thelma soon realises she’s been conned and sets off on a daring mission across Los Angeles to recover what was stolen from her.

Joined by her ageing friend (Richard Roundtree) and his trusty motorised scooter, Thelma’s quest is filled with unexpected challenges and adventures. Along the way, she proves that age is just a number, showcasing her grit and determination as she confronts obstacles head-on.

Inspired by a real-life experience of director Josh Margolin’s own grandmother, Thelma cleverly reimagines the action genre, casting an elderly woman as an unlikely hero. With infectious humour, the film highlights themes of ageing with dignity and agency, using age-appropriate yet exhilarating action sequences. This film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a story that blends heart, humour, and action in the most delightful way.

Currently rated as 99% on, critics rave:

Thelma has everything you want in an action movie: chases, gunplay, a scene where the heroes slowly walk away during an explosion, near-misses, and a crowd-pleasing climax that made my audience cheer.” – Boston Globe


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Movies are sponsored by Chester Foodland.


Watch the trailer for Thelma