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What You'll Get
For years, films have been subliminally inserting food imagery to encourage moviegoers to leave the theatre and return with a picnic basket full of chicken tenders. Stay seated for the entire showing with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a double-bill movie ticket, popcorn, and a drink at Pacific Cinémathèque, located downtown (an $18.50 value).
Pacific Cinémathèque has been bringing essential cinema to Vancouver for nearly four decades. With an emphasis on international films, art-house flicks, Canadian classics, and under-the-radar movies, Pacific Cinémathèque offers alluring alternatives to the kiss-kiss, bang-bang blitz of Hollywood, earning it honours from the Vancouver Sun as 2009’s best art house/foreign film theatre. Get a double-bill ticket ($12.50 for adults) and activate your celluloid goggles for consumption of two game-changing movie experiences in a single night. Upcoming features running through November include a documentary series co-presented with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC, as well as a retrospective showcasing the work of maverick American filmmaker Joseph Strick. Peruse the website to find an evening offering a double-bill duo of showings, and wash down your viewing experience with a small popcorn ($3.50) and a small pop ($2.50) from the concession stand, both included in your Groupon.
Pacific Cinémathèque’s 194-seat theatre, located downtown, provides a comfortable-as-cotton-candy viewing experience for breathless psychos and bicycle thieves alike. Get your Groupon and stir up cinematic jealousy in 8 ½ seven samurai with a night out to Pacific Cinémathèque.
Pacific Cinémathèque was the Vancouver Sun's pick for best art house/foreign film theatre last year and was featured in a Seattle Times write-up on where to hang out in Vancouver. Yelpers give it 4.5 stars on average:
- Pacific Cinematheque has the most eclectic lineup of films with programming that includes independent films from all over the world. Slovenia? Yup. Japan? Ditto. When you need a fix of Fellini or Herzog or even Kurosawa, PC is at the top of a short list of real art house cinemas. – Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun
- I'm rarely dissatisfied with what's playing at the cinematheque, and with open events almost every night it's a great option to see something rare, something interesting and something innovative in film. – Cameron M., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy additional as gifts. Valid for regular screenings and back-to-back features only. Must use in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.