Stop the cancellation of TV Ontario's SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
  • Petitioned TV Ontario

This petition was delivered to:

Lisa de Wilde , CEO
TV Ontario

Stop the cancellation of TV Ontario's SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

    1. Ryan Bruce Levey
    2. Petition by

      Ryan Bruce Levey

      Toronto, Canada

For more than 40 years, Saturday Night At The Movies has been an institution in the Province of Ontario. Generations of cinephiles and filmmakers have benefited from the access to classic and contemporary World cinema, originally guided by the iconic Elwy Yost, and under the capable hands of his successor, Thom Ernst.

That TVO CEO Lisa de Wilde would make such a rash decision in order to save such a small budgetary amount (Just shy of 2 million dollars), under the guise of technological advancement in the online sector is bizarre, and frankly destructive to educational television medium.

Her focus is on Children's educational programming, but what about the generations of people who continue to benefit from access to the cinematic medium. To deprive audiences of all ages access to classic cinema, that is actually not nearly as available on digital platforms as Miss de Wilde would have you believe. If she truly supports educational programming, then she needs to realize the importance of SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! We need to stand together to protect this important programming!

To:
TV Ontario, Lisa de Wilde , CEO
Stop the cancellation of TV Ontario's SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Nathan R. OTTAWA, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      I have watched many classics on SNATM.

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    • Jo-Anne Shaw KETTLE AND STONY POINT FN, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I cannot afford Premium Cable, SNAM was the best no commercial movies I got to see. The only thing I have to look forward on Saturday nights.

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    • sharon watson SMITHS FALLS, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      part of Ontario's culture. part of Ontario tradition. death of tv :(

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    • Brett Mccloskey GATINEAU, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because Saturday night is not the same without SNAM.

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    • Dianne Sullivan TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I am heartbreakingly disappointed. SNAM was an integral part of my life. I was exposed to movies that I would otherwise have never had access to. The movies and weekly theme was always thought -provoking and meaningful. It was more than a casual night at the movies and its demise is extremely short-sighted. I will not be supporting TVO any longer.

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