One of Vancouver’s coolest cinemas doubles as the year-round office for the Vancouver International Film Festival and its archive of classic, foreign, and indie films. A one-screen venue with 169 red plush seats, this is the theatre for expert and amateur film buffs to sit back and watch a screening—prefaced by an in-person intro from one of their knowledgeable staff—or attend a talk or industry event. Provincial regulations mean they have to charge membership as a nonprofit society screening non-classified films.
Vancouver has long been fertile ground for movie shots, earning it the nickname ‘Hollywood North’ in the process. It hasn’t exactly been the best couple of years for shooting movies and loading up on popcorn, but the best cinemas in Vancouver are opening doors for film fanatics once again. The cinema scene here covers everything from independent non-profits to multiplexes in shopping complexes, a real ‘something for everyone’ environment that focuses on the action on the screen. That’s how it should be, right? Double up a movie night with a romantic meal at an Italian restaurant after a day of exploring the parks of the city, and you’ve got yourself a date to remember in beautiful Vancouver.
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