Free Movies at All Cineplex Theatres, Oct 24

Photo credit: Yaletown BIA | Flickr

Photo credit: Yaletown BIA | Flickr

They might not be the latest Hollywood blockbusters, but the price is right.

On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24, all of B.C.’s 22 Cineplex theatres will be opening their doors to movie lovers … for free. This year marks the fifth instalment of Community Day, Cineplex’s annual thank you to filmgoers, with all proceeds going to charity.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m., with free movies starting at 9 a.m. – so set your alarm clocks. Regular programming resumes in the afternoon. Apart from a free flick, you can also get cheap snacks: Regular popcorn, regular fountain drinks and selected candies are all $2. (Now that’s a breakfast of champions.)

So what’s on? Six different films (family-friendly, for the most part) are showing at theatres throughout Metro Vancouver:

  • Despicable Me 2
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Hop
  • Dumb and Dumber To

Despicable-Me-2-on-ShowBox-Main1All proceeds from concession sales and pledges are donated to the Free the Children Foundation, the international youth empowerment movement. Last year, Cineplex raised more than $530,000 across Canada. Since the start of Community Day in 2011, more than $1.7 million has been raised for Canadian charities.

dumb-and-dumber-to-dvd-cover-03Wondering where to catch all these free flicks? The following Cineplex theatres are located in the Lower Mainland:

  • Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver: 900 Burrard Street
  • Cineplex Odeon International Village Vancouver: 88 West Pender Street
  • Fifth Avenue Cinemas Vancouver: 2110 Burrard Street
  • Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford North Vancouver: 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
  • Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford and VIP: 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd
  • Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack: 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway
  • Colossus Langley: 20090 91A Avenue
  • Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Pitt Meadows: #410, 19800 Lougheed Highway
  • Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Surrey: 12161-72nd Avenue
  • SilverCity Coquitlam: 170 Schoolhouse Street
  • SilverCity Metropolis Burnaby: 4700 Kingsway
  • SilverCity Mission: 32555 London Avenue
  • SilverCity Riverport Richmond: 14211 Entertainment Way

banner1If you’re unable to take advantage of the free movies on Oct. 24, you can also see deeply discounted family favourites at Cineplex every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Just $2.99 gets you admission to classics like The Spongebob Movie (Oct. 17), Home (Oct. 31), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Nov. 7) and Ice Age 3 (Nov. 14). The full schedule can be seen on the Cineplex site.

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