Visit The Cinematheque

Update: June 14, 2021

The Cinematheque will reopen for in-person screenings on June 17 with a trio of cinema’s greatest masterworks. We are looking forward to welcoming our community back to the theatre and resuming in-person screenings at the theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

Virtual screening opportunities will continue to complement the in-theatre programming, ensuring those in the community who are unable to return at this time can still experience Cinematheque programming from home.

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Please see below for information on what to expect when you visit us. You can find a full breakdown of our Health & Safety information here.

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. For more accessibility information, please click here.

The Cinematheque theatre is available to rent. Click here for more info.

What to expect when visiting The Cinematheque

We have developed a comprehensive set of protocols to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our patrons, staff, volunteers, and wider community safe. You can read a full breakdown here.

Ticket Rates

General (18+)
Student or Senior (65+)

Multi-film ticket packs are available for purchase at a discounted rate from our Gift Shop. Ticket rates may vary for special events.

Film Club, our family matinée series, has the reduced admission rate of $6 (ages 13 and 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.

Theatre Address

The Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
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.


At this time, online concession orders are not available. Due to present circumstances, in-person concession orders may not be possible before all screenings. When available, in-person concession orders will be taken at Box Office and will close 15 minutes before showtime.

The Cinematheque Office, Library & Archive

The Cinematheque
200 – 1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
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

General inquiries & feedback: