The Cinematheque began programming in the summer of 1982 with a mandate to focus on Canadian features as well as shorts, animation, documentaries, and rare foreign features from other countries. Since 1986, within the newly renovated theatre located in the Artspace Building, the Cinematheque has established itself as a vital component of the artistic community of the Exchange District. The Cinematheque has state of the art digital and film equipment.
Cinematheque is a Design Quarter Winnipeg member because we contribute to the design culture of the Exchange District and Winnipeg. We have presented many films which focus on design culture such as "Helvetica", and offer regular collaborative screenings with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation on the art and design of architecture.
Cinematheque's Design Quarter membership is generously sponsored by United Equities Group.