Beer Could Be Coming to Vancouver’s Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue

Photo credit: rpb1001 | Flickr

Photo credit: rpb1001 | Flickr

Vancouver moviegoers may soon be able to enjoy a beer with their popcorn at one of the city’s larger theatres.

City council is currently considering granting a liquor license to Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue. Located on Burrard Street, the five-screen theatre is owned by one of Canada’s biggest entertainment companies and would be the first multiplex in the city to allow drinking.

In an interesting twist, however, the 849-seat theatre would also become an adults-only venue under the new plan. Only 19+ patrons would be admitted into the cinema, where they could enjoy wine or beer from noon to 11 p.m., provided that movies are screening at the time. Continue reading:
Beer Could Be Coming to Vancouver’s Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue

Last chance for the Vancouver International Film Festival – 5 more films

Marine Vacth in Young and Beautiful. Photo courtesy VIFF 2013.

Marine Vacth in Young and Beautiful. Photo courtesy VIFF 2013.

We’re already 12 or so days into the 32nd Vancouver Film Festival, with only five more days left to catch some Incredibly Disappearing Films (that is, movies that might be hard to find once they’re off the festival circuit – even in these free-market Internet times). With with more than half the festival over, there’s still some great flicks to see. We’ve scoured the schedule and found these potential gems.

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Last chance for the Vancouver International Film Festival – 5 more films

Five more films to see at the Vancouver Film Festival

Robin Wright in The Congress. Photo courtesy VIFF 2013.

Robin Wright in The Congress. Photo courtesy VIFF 2013.

The 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival is in full swing. Though a few films have run out of screenings, there’s still plenty more to choose from – including a Cannes winner, an animated science fiction feature and a Vancouver-shot comedy.

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Five more films to see at the Vancouver Film Festival

Bond Bond Bond!

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Everything’s coming up Bond.

First there was Bond at the fireworks (for its contribution to the Honda Celebration of Light, Britain shot off their gunpowder to the tune of songs from James Bond movies.) On Sunday, Aug. 18, Goldfinger – which some would say is the best Bond film – is screening outside in David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Boulevard).

But Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) is holding the biggest, Bondest Bond event of them all: a 20-film retrospective called 007 Reloaded: Bond Vs. Bond.

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Bond Bond Bond!

Vancouver’s newest multi-purpose arts space opens this weekend

Imperial Theatre Vancouver

Photo courtesy Granville Entertainment Group.

Some Vancouverites have felt a void in their lives since the creative team running events at the Waldorf Hotel left the East Hastings Street space (it’s a long story; for more, go here). However, the owners of a newly revitalized theatre opening this weekend say they are hoping to fill that void with the launch of the 6,000 foot Imperial theatre.

Originally an Asian film house called the Golden Harvest, the theatre showed kung fu films in the early ’70s. Now the space has been renovated with live music and other possibilities in mind. A first-rate sound system has been added to the venue, which includes a lobby, lounge, dance floor, and stage. Many of the original features remain, along with some of its Chinese flair.

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Vancouver’s newest multi-purpose arts space opens this weekend

A Live Dungeons and Dragons Comedy Experience

Dungeons and Dragons Comedy Experience

Vancouver’s improv comedy scene meets wizards, orcs and other table-top fantasy game mainstays in this monthly show.

The Critical Hit Show‘s A Live Dungeons and Dragons Comedy Experience features some of the city’s funniest folks making stuff up about quests, monsters and little folk. And all is, as per Dungeons and Dragons, decided by the roll of the dice.

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A Live Dungeons and Dragons Comedy Experience

Best Movie Theatre in Vancouver? You make the call!

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Even in the age of Netflix and instant streaming downloads, movie theatres still pack in the crowds.  There’s just something about the experience of sitting in a room with a few hundred people, watching the lights go down and the huge screen come to life.

But which Vancouver movie theatre is the best?  Does the prize go to Tinseltown? Scotiabank? The musty old Granville 7Fifth Avenue?  The artsy Vancity?  Or somewhere else?  Not an easy question.  So I’d like to ask you:

Do you have a favourite Vancouver movie theatre?  Share your feedback by leaving a comment below.

But first, a few things to consider.  First of all, what makes a great theatre?

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Best Movie Theatre in Vancouver? You make the call!