NEW: Cinematique Sofa Series

Apr 3, 2020

While our doors may be closed, Cinematique is still here for you. 

We could never reproduce the joy and inspiration that comes from the experience of seeing the best in independent cinema in the grandeur of historic Thalian Hall. But today’s challenges do not have to keep you from settling in to watch the films you have been excited to see with the whole family.

We invite you to take part in our new digital program, the Cinematique Sofa Series. We have united with our dear friends in the independent film community to continue to bring you the opportunity to see the best in first run independent films. Details on our first offerings are shown below, and instructions on how to access the content across all your devices will follow the descriptions.

Please use the links below to access the content so you can be assured that the cost of your rental is going to support Cinematique.


Rental prices vary - from FREE to $12. All you have to do is click the Rent button, enter your email address and your credit card or PayPal information. That’s it! Once the film is rented, it will be available to view for 2 - 5 days and you’ll have 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching (unless otherwise noted). You can easily watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV or Google Chromecast.

We have also included a link to some frequently asked questions about how this works here.

Thank you so much for your continued support. WHQR and Thalian will receive between 40 and 100% of the rental price for the films. Grab some popcorn and snacks and enjoy the show!

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

An exploration into the career, music and influence of the iconic musician. With unprecedented access to the artist and featuring interviews with Sarah McLachlan, Alec Baldwin and more, this intimate documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from choirboy in rural Canada to troubled troubadour to international star with hits including “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, “Carefree Highway”, and “Rainy Day People." 

Not Rated | English | 90 minutes

Watch the trailer here! | Rent here!



Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O'Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her, Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words, alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.

Not Rated | English | 97 minutes

Watch the trailer here! | Rent here! 

The Surrogate

Jess Harris, a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh and his husband Aaron. Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test. To rent, click on the link below and enter code WILMINGTON.

Not Rated | English | 93 minutes

Watch the trailer here! | Click here to rent (enter code WILMINGTON)