Top Choice Cinema in Downtown & West End

Pacific Cinémathèque

This beloved cinema operates like an ongoing film festival with a daily-changing program of movies. A $3 annual membership is required – organize it at the door – before you can skulk in the dark with other chin-str…
Top Choice Cinema in Toronto

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Home of Toronto International Film Festival, this resplendent cinema complex is the hub of all the action when the festival is in town. Throughout the year, it's used primarily for TIFF Cinematheque, screening world…
Cinema in Downtown & West End

Vancity Theatre

The state-of-the-art headquarters of the Vancouver International Film Festival screens a wide array of movies throughout the year in the kind of auditorium that cinephiles dream of: generous legroom, wide armrests a…
Cinema in Edmonton

Garneau Theatre

Edmonton's only surviving art-deco-era cinema has operated under various guises since 1940, changing hands most recently in 2011. It's affectionately described as 'vintage,' meaning the seats could be more comfortab…
Cinema in Calgary

Plaza Theatre

Built in the 1920s as a garage but turned into a neighbourhood theatre during the 1930s depression, the Plaza is the last operating neighborhood theater in Calgary. Right in the heart of Kensington, it shows art-hou…
Cinema in Edmonton

Princess Theatre

The Princess is a grand old theater that defiantly sticks her finger up at the multiplexes that are dominant elsewhere. Dating from the pre-talkie days (1915), it screens first-run, art-house and cult classics. Tick…
Cinema in Calgary

Globe Cinema

This art-house theater specializes in foreign films and Canadian cinema – both often hard to find in mainstream movie houses. Look for discounts on Tuesdays and matinees on the weekend.
Cinema in Victoria

Vic Theatre

Screening arthouse and festival movies in the heart of downtown. A $2 membership is required alongside your ticket admission here.
Cinema in Brackley Beach

Brackley Drive-In Theatre

It's fun to catch a movie at this long-standing drive-in. Check the website for what's showing.
Cinema in Main Street

Celluloid Social Club

Visiting movie nuts with a penchant for making their own flicks – or just chewing the fat with those who do – should unspool their film at one of Vancouver’s coolest underground hangouts. Held every month at the ANZ…