Celebrate the holiday season with um… 48 Films!

With the opening of the local mountains, and seasonal markets popping up all over the place – there’s more than enough on offer this holiday season here in Vancouver. We are beyond lucky to live in such a vibrant and activity-filled city [we scoff at #NoFunCity], and December certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Not that this will help you to narrow down your prospective plans, but over the next few weeks here at Vancity Theatre we are presenting 48…yes, FOURTY EIGHT films up on the big screen to keep you and your family entertained daily from 11am-11pm.

You can view the whole eblast online here or keep reading for an easier-to-digest breakdown of the series…

Family Friendly:

The_Boy_And_The_WorldBoy and the World – winner of over 40 film festival awards, the latest release from GKIDS is an animated gem which is breathtakingly beautiful with a Brazilian-inflected score by Ruben Feffer and Gustavo Kurlat, based on used scrap material, vocal and body percussion, “so colourfully varied it could by itself put stories in your head.” (Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight.) RATED G

5-hidden-robot-fortress1The Hidden Fortress -See the movie that inspired George Lucas’s original Star Wars. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films, delivering Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity. On 35mm print from Janus Films. RATED: PG 

Additional films have been classified and are open to youth: Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen

Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration

Born 12 December 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey, Frank Sinatra went on to become one of the most popular singers of the Twentieth Century, a “crooner” whose mastery of phrasing and tone made him the ideal interpreter for the great ballad songwriters of the era.  For our centenary tribute, film scholar Michael van den Bos reflects on Sinatra’s many varied attributes, and we’re pleased to present screenings of two of his best movies in restored DCPs. More info.


Inspired by Kent Jones’ acclaimed documentary about the master (of suspense) and the acolyte, our season celebrates two of the cinema’s greatest artists, bringing together the essential Hitchcock and Truffaut’s most “Hitchcockian” movies. Featuring 17 classics, there’s also a 3/$24 ticket pack available…read on   – some films have been classified and are open to youth. Please check the individual film pages for more information. 

Cultural Screen

Each afternoon through the holidays, VIFF Vancity Theatre opens a window on the arts, including Shakespeare from London’s Globe theatre, fine arts and classical music documentaries, and opera from the Royal Opera House. Get cultured! 

Best of 2015

Don’t miss your final chance to see a selection of some of the most popular films throughout the year screening one last time at Vancity Theatre. See 3 for $24 with a BESTOF2015 Ticket Pack. 


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