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Vancouver is spoiled for choices when it comes to sitting back and watching the silver screen. Into Hollywood blockbusters and the latest CGI technology?  Do you prefer award-winning films from the festival circuit?  Or maybe international hits from Europe, Bollywood and beyond?  All of these and more are on offer, if you know where to look. 

The downtown core is home to modern mainstream cinemas.  The giant Scotiabank Theatre on busy Burrard Street boasts nine screens, stadium seating and 3D capability, while the popular Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas on the edge of Chinatown has 12 screens, as well as stadium seating and 3D capability.

Downtown is also home to an array of art-house choices.  Pacific Cinematheque, tucked away on a quiet street, showcases both film classics and new releases, and is also a home of the annual Latin American Film festival.  Meanwhile, Vancity International Film Centre is the rare art-house theatre that's also absolutely state-of-the-art, with ultra-comfortable seats and the latest projection and audio equipment.  It also hosts the annual Vancouver International Film Festival.

Outside the downtown core, independently produced works can also be screened at Fifth Avenue Cinemas and the Park Theatre, which have a special focus on Canadian and specialty films. 

Finally, Vancouver also boasts a few atmospheric older theatres that harken back to the golden age of cinema.  Among the local favourites is the Rio, built in 1938 and fully restored with a 3D projector and surround sound.  The Rio screens an eclectic assortment of Hollywood blockbusters as well as cult classics.

Downtown Ticket Booth

Inside the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre
Plaza Level, 200 Burrard St.

Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: 1/2 price tickets only available at this location.