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Cape Breton Island Film Series

The Cape Breton Island Film Series operated from January 2003 through December 2013. We had a great run, screening 256 movies in all, including some of the best films of our time.

You can download chronological and alphabetical lists of the films we showed.

There are lots of ways to view motion pictures, but for our money, nothing beats the thrill of a theatre crowded with friends united in anticipation of the great movie they are about to see on a big screen. We got to experience that thrill hundreds of times. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Special thanks to: Linda, Kevin, Robbie, Diane, and the entire staff at Empire Sydney. (I hope Cineplex understands how lucky it is to have inherited this crew.) Co-founder Bill Richards. Indefatigable volunteers Susan and Gerald Taylor, Ronnie Keough, Lynda and Terry Casey, Walter Van Veen and Mary Daly, Wayne Connors. Inspiring friends and dedicated helpers Ashley McKenzie and Nelson MacDonald. Our friend and faithful patron Helen McNeil. The ineffable Peggy MacAdam of the Cape Breton Curiosity Shop. Tom Alexander at Mongrel Media. Dean Leland at Empire HQ. Steve Mills, Sadie Richards, Ellen Gushue, Nicole McNeil, and dozens of others who pulled stints at the ticket table, or ferried prints from the bus terminal to the theatre and back. Season pass-holders, you were the glue that held the series together. Thank you all so much.

To the 1,800 others on this list who attended one movie or hundreds, thank you. I miss you already.

Parker Donham
Cape Breton Island Film Series


How to Know if a Mens Watch is Good

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The question is, how do you know if the watch you’re going to buy is a good one? Especially when you buy it online, you can’t have any first hand or real life experience with it? The answer is really simple. You can know for sure if you buy the watches from the brands that people love and trust!

First, if you buy your next mens watch from a good brand, you will have your back covered. I’m talking about all the warranty policies, or the exclusive offers that you can have in the future. All these things are not easily obtained if you buy from a second-level brand.

Another reason why you should buy from a good and authoritative watch brand is because their products are often more durable and of higher quality. Yes, you can buy some pretty looking mens watches from other brands. But let’s face it. If the watch can’t stand for a year, then you will have to replace it from time to time which will cost you a lot more money.

And finally, if you really want to impress the people around you, you should consider buying a good mens watch from the brands that people know. That way, they will admire you and your style. But you might ask, what exactly are these brands? Well, take a look at them below:

TAG Heuer

Buying Mens Watches: How to Spend Money Wisely

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Thinking about buying a good new mens watch? Do you know how much money should you spend in order to pick up a good one? Would a price below $500 be a good one? Truth is, the answer varies greatly. And your job is to pin point on the most valuable mens watches possible for your money. But how? Today, I will share with you some of the most interesting tips on this subject.

The first tip I want to share is to always expect to pay at least $100 in order to have good choices. If you want your next watch to be as durable as possible, you will need to pay even more. Something around $200 would be more desirable. But if you really want some fun out of your watch, then I highly recommend you spend around $300 for your new watch. It’s very worthwhile.

Anther tip that I want you to know is the importance of buying a luxury mens watch. Sure, you will have to pay a lot more. Something around the mark of $1,000 or even higher. But you know what? Oftentimes, the most durable and valuable mens watches are the more expensive ones. And by sticking to the luxury choices, you will have a much more durable watch that you can pass down to your son or even your grandson. Isn’t it a good thing?

How to Buy Good Mens Watches to Gift

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Have someone that is so special to you?

Want to impress him with a gift?

Then why not try to buy a good new mens watch to give him? I’m sure that your gift will make him feel special and excited! And this is not just applicable to your boyfriend but also your brother, your dad, or anyone important to you.

The first thing I want to share is you should always buy watches from the most reputable of brands.

For example, you can buy new watches from the collections of Fossil, or from the world famous Seiko mens watches, or the Swedish Skagen watches for men. These brands have world class watches. And I’m sure you can find plenty of good deals there.

Another thing you need to keep in mind is to always be aware of the budget required to buy the watches.

For example, if you decide to pick up a decent Timex timepiece, then you should expect to pay only around $100 for it. But if you want to take it to the next level and decide to go after a Casio wristwatch instead, then expect to pay at least $200 for a good option.

And finally, if you really want to give away the watch and surprise the person, then you should do it in an unexpected way. There is no surprise in the way you do this. But if you do it to him, I’m sure he will be excited for sure!

Tips to Keep Your Mens Watches Like New After Long Time

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Do you have for yourself a good mens watch?

Do you know how you can keep that little thing ticking all year long without having to worry about it broken down?

Truth is, there are many good tips about the topic of mens watch preservation. But there are some that really stand out. And today, I will share with you some really good tips on that subject.

The first tip is that you should always carry a good preservation tool kit with you when your watch needs some fixes. For most of the popular watch brands, their products are quite durable.

That’s why you won’t need to use your tool kit much. And for the popular brands, I can name some of them such as the Swiss made luxury Omega watches, or the world popular TAG Heuer also from Swiss, or the Citizen Eco Drive watch series.

They all have top notch quality mens watches that you can count on.

Another good tip on watch preservation is that you should seek out professionals if your watch is broken beyond your ability to fix it.

This might seem like a common tip.

But after I saw my friend tried to fix his watches, I really think that it’s not that common!

There are watches that you can easily fix them yourself like with the youthful and colorful Bulova watches, or the bulky and manly Invicta watches. They’re not that hard to fix. So you can easily do it yourself.

Finished reading yet?

Now, it’s time to put these into actions. If you own for yourself a good mens watch, then it’s time to watch over it so that you can keep it working for a very long time.