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Chemainus Theatre
9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus BC V0R 1K0

Performance Notes

× Saturday, March 9 2024 - 7:00 PM

The Great Salish Heist - Film Screening

In association with Orca Cove Media and Less Bland Productions Inc.

Tickets: $12 Film | $55 Film & Buffet Dinner (tax inc.)

Length: 1 hr 35 mins

The Great Salish Heist is a local feature from the team behind Tzouhalem and A Cedar Is Life that features many Canadian and international stars, such as Tricia Helfer, Graham Greene, David Lewis, Ashley Callingbull, and Darrell Dennis (doing double duty as director).

The story starts with Steve Joe, a traditional archaeologist for the Moquahat people, who faces a personal and community crisis when sacred objects are removed from their burial sites. Convinced that his myriad misfortunes stem from this desecration, Steve rallies a diverse group from the Rez to reclaim the stolen artifacts from a heavily guarded museum. The team includes the troubled Stephanie, gruff single-mother Joanne, faux-British Andrew, and socially stunted Craig. To fund their heist, Steve reluctantly partners with a Russian gangster, Yuri, and his boss Vladimir. As the team plans their daring mission, Steve grapples with the dilemma of whether to give sacred objects to the gangsters. The stakes heighten as they gain unexpected allies and attempt to execute a cunning plan.

The Great Salish Heist is a journey of redemption, cultural reclamation, and the lengths one man and his heist team will go to outwit their foes and restore sacred artifacts.


Content warning: This film is a comedy heist for mature audiences and includes strong language, profanity, vulgarity, racialized words and content, gun violence, use of alcohol and some sexual innuendo.

Join us for dinner before the film!
The Playbill Dining Room is open for dinner! Enjoy an enticing and satisfying experience with an amazing selection of culinary delights and live music that sets the mood. This evening we are offering our Classic Buffet service featuring soup, salad bar, hot buffet and desserts. View Menu

*Access tickets available at little to no cost through our access sponsors BMO and the Golden Neighbour Program. More information

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