The Holdovers contest

CONTEST: Win passes to see The Holdovers!

If you like free movie screenings, enter our contest for a chance to win passes to see the critically acclaimed film, The Holdovers, at any Cineplex theatre in Toronto. This feel-good ’70s-set dramedy, with an impressive 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, is also proudly an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival and went on to win first runner-up at the TIFF People’s Choice awards.

From acclaimed director Alexander Payne (The Descendants), The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti), at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. He soon forms an unlikely bond with a smart but damaged troublemaker (Dominic Sessa), and with the school’s head cook (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), a woman who just lost her only child in the Vietnam War.

If you’re interested to know more details about the film, you can check out Pat Mullen’s review here.

The Holdovers hits theatres on Friday, November 3. To celebrate, That Shelf, Focus Features, and Universal Pictures Canada are excited to offer a pair of movie lovers the chance to attend any Cineplex Toronto screening FOR FREE. First, check out the trailer below for a few laughs, and then scroll down to find out how to enter!

To enter for your chance to win our The Holdover’s contest:

  1. Follow That Shelf on Instagram;
  2. Like our The Holdovers post on Instagram;
  3. Tell us your favourite film that takes place at a school;
  4. Tag a friend!

One entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Contestants must be residents of Canada. No purchase necessary.  The contest closes at 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, October 31. Winners will be notified via Instagram direct message.

The Holdovers screens in theatres on November 3.

The Holdovers Poster