Filmmaker Jean Luc-Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a double-bill movie ticket, a medium popcorn, a can of pop, and a yearlong basic membership to Vancity Theatre (a $19.50 value). This Groupon is not valid for non-Vancity events or for screenings during the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Vancity Theatre screens festival-style films from around the world year round, with top-notch sound and projection equipment fully conveying every punch, skid, foreign phrase, and meaningful silence shown on the silver screen. Movies are only open to members of the nonprofit organization—as such, this deal includes a one-year basic membership ($2), which also gets you admission to the organization’s Annual General Meeting. Sample the theatre's filmic fare with a double-bill ticket ($13), good toward two consecutive films on the same day. Upcoming films at the Vancity Theatre include the concert film Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970, the Bernard Herrmann–soundtracked noir On Dangerous Ground, and the light-hearted Martin Scorsese romp Taxi Driver. Wash down the flickering images with a medium popcorn ($3) and a can of pop ($1.50).
Vancity’s theatre boasts plush and luxurious seating, with extra legroom and double armrests putting a smile on the face of appendages. Enjoy intimate views of actors' nuances and nostrils with a ticket and membership to Vancity Theatre.
- The state of the art, 175-seat theatre puts comfort over commerce: double arm rests, spacious leg-room, excellent sightlines and a balcony. Vancouverites haven't really woken up to this gem yet, but cinephiles will think they've died and gone to heaven. – Time Out
- I really love Vancity Theatre. […] The staff are always friendly and willing to chat as long as there is no one behind you in line. – Tony D., Yelp