Named one of WestJet Magazine's Five Iconic Movie Theatres, The Dunbar Theatre keeps things simple: top first-run films, fresh popcorn, comfortable seats, a friendly staff, and one big screen. But in simplicity is something fresh. Those newly installed seats have enough room that audiences can stretch their legs, armrests raise for cuddling, and a balcony lets viewers change up their sightlines. Old-fashioned styles aside, the movie house stays up-to-date with recently upgraded projection technology and a sound system with the clarity of 10,000 Morgan Freemans. Located near UBC, the theatre is within walking distance of numerous diners and cafes, making it a date-night no-brainer. As one of the few remaining independently owned movie theaters in Vancouver, The Dunbar Theatre also offers specials, including free movie giveaways, to fans of their Facebook page.
For Goldie Smitlener, Stolen Path is a true passion project. As a young girl growing up in Croatia, the story of Victoria and her transformation from a coddled, entitled child into a strong, enlightened woman captured her imagination. Even years after her family migrated to Canada, the novel—based on a true story—stuck with her.
Now a grandmother, she traded in a retirement of relaxing for the chance to bring that young woman's story to life. To that end, she enlisted the expertise of award-winning director John Banovich, whose work can be seen on such channels as MTV Europe, Comedy Central, and Bravo. Along with a cast of up-and-comers, he brings 19th century Croatia to life as the stunning backdrop for a story crackling with forbidden love, family strife, and the confused longings of the birds who look on but do not understand.
Rendezvous Club may not have a hidden stock of cupid’s arrows, but it does have its fair share of date cards. While they may not be as whimsical as love-yielding weaponry, club founders Hillary and Chris have found they tend to be just as effective. At some chapters, Rendezvous Club's hosts hand the cards out during speed-dating parties and dinner-dating events that serve three-course meals. Using them, singles can jot down the names, characteristics, and preferred Monopoly game pieces of people they’re interested in meeting again. For those who prefer more organic dating atmospheres, Select locations feature less-structured singles parties and mix-and-mingle events that round up singles and let them converse on their own, aided by complimentary appetizers.
The Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver are a beacon of quality cinematography. In addition to mainstream Hollywood blockbusters, they’ve also feature award winning international movies. Tuesdays are discount days at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, perfect for a budget date. The magnitude of the discount you get depends on whether you’re a student, senior, or seasonal ticket holder. The popcorn at the Fifth Avenue cinemas is lauded for always being fresh- they aren’t stingy with making a new batch to make sure you’re happy. Even better is that they use real butter on their popcorn rather than unhealthy hydrogenated vegetable fat. The quality snacks, comfortable seats, cozy viewing auditoriums, and amiable staff at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas are all reasons to visit.
Since 2002, 25Dates.com's staff has created age-specific dating events like this for straight, gay, and lesbian singles all across Canada. At a typical event, they set up attendees with 25 one-on-one dates at stylish downtown venues, each lasting three minutes. After each mini-date, participants write "yes" or "no" behind the ID number of the person they just met. 25Dates.com then finds mutual matches and exchanges the two parties' contact info. In addition to countless happy case studies, more than 75% of participants find at least one match, a number that has caught the eye of myriad press outlets.
Oscar's Pub immerses patrons in a casual neighbourhood atmosphere while immersing stomach interiors in hearty pub fare such as wings in 10 sauces ranging from spicy to sweet. Burgers and entrees feature AAA Canadian beef marinated in au jus, as internationally inspired eats such as wonton soup traipse across the menu for a more global experience than slumber parties held by U.N. ambassadors. Ever-changing upcoming events include wings and ribs nights as well as karaoke Sundays, which urge guests to flex their vocal pipes. UFC, European soccer, football, and Canucks games shine down from 11 high-definition wide-screen televisions to illuminate revellers and intimidate french fries into lying still.