Visit The Cinematheque
Our 153-seat theatre is in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, served by extensive transit links and surrounded by on-street metered parking. Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day. Our theatre and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
The Cinematheque theatre is also available to rent. Click here for more info.
- General (18+)
- Student or Senior (65+)
Ticket rates may vary for special events.
Film Club, our family matinée series, has the reduced admission rate of $6 (ages 13 & under) and $10 (everyone else).
The Cinematheque Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or during screening hours at our Box Office.
$3 Annual Membership
Unless otherwise indicated, a $3 annual membership is required for anyone aged 18+ attending a screening. Memberships can be purchased online when buying a ticket, or at Box Office. Screenings are restricted to 18+ unless otherwise indicated.
The Cinematheque is recognized as an exempt non-profit film society under the B.C. Motion Picture Act, and as such is able to screen films that have not been reviewed by Consumer Protection BC. Under this act, all persons attending our screenings must be members of the Pacific Cinémathèque Pacifique Society and be 18 years of age or older. We are responsible for operating in compliance with both the B.C. Motion Picture Act and Consumer Protection BC.
Some films will be exempt from the membership requirement, meaning patrons under 18 may be able to attend. This will be noted with a Consumer Protection BC classification on the individual event descriptions in our Program Guide and/or on this website.
1131 Howe Street
Canada V6Z 2L7
You will find our box office, theatre, and administration offices at 1131 Howe Street, between Helmcken and Davie. Click on the map to find us on Google Maps.
Numerous bus routes stop along the 1100 block of Granville Street, including #4, #6, #10, #14, and #50. Get off between Helmcken and Davie on Granville and walk one block west. You'll see us on Howe Street. Plan your journey using the TransLink website.
If you're coming by car, you will find on-street pay parking on all of the streets surrounding our theatre, as well as parking lots in the Holiday Inn (1110 Howe Street) across the street from us.
The Cinematheque has a longstanding commitment to ensuring the organization is accessible for all of our audience, volunteers, and staff.
The theatre is wheelchair accessible and has four wheelchair positions with adjacent companion seats. If you have a disability and require assistance in attending a screening, we are happy to provide your companion with a complimentary ticket. You can notify us in advance via phone or email, or speak to someone at our Box Office when you arrive.
Discounted tickets are available for students and seniors (65+). We make complimentary tickets available to a range of community groups and organizations for individuals who face financial and other barriers to attending our screenings. Please contact us if you think your group or organization could benefit from this.
Assistive Listening Systems are available from our Box Office free of charge. A signal is fed directly from our audio system to the supplied hearing assistance device. The user of the device can adjust the volume to suit their needs. Please get in touch if you would like more information.
The Cinematheque Office, Library & Archive
200 – 1131 Howe Street
Canada V6Z 2L7
If you are planning to visit during office hours, whether it is to use our Film Reference Library, deliver something to our offices, or to meet with our administrative staff, you will need to access our office via our lane entrance, behind the theatre (between Howe and Hornby).
Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday
(Access to administration offices via laneway)
Tel: 604 688 8202
Fax: 604 688 8204
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