Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Wells

The Cinematheque
April 20, 2023

Volunteers are vital to The Cinematheque, from serving our famous popcorn to welcoming cinephiles from near and far to our cinema. Without their enthusiastic effort we simply could not deliver the exceptional film programming we’re known for. We ❤️ our volunteers.

Introducing …

Jonathan Wells

How did you become interested in volunteering at The Cinematheque and when did you start?
In 1992. I was a starving student at the time and knew someone who volunteered. It seemed like a good way to see movies and meet people. I took a break for twenty five years and just started volunteering again in 2022. 

What do you like most about volunteering at The Cinematheque?
The movies and the popcorn! 

What’s your favourite memory of volunteering with The Cinematheque so far?
The camaraderie with other volunteers. 

If you were a movie, which one would you be?
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.

What’s your go-to movie snack, and/​or what’s your go-to popcorn topping?
Wine gums. Butter, salt, nutritional yeast. 

Anything else you would like to add?
It’s nice to be of service and get to know the film community in Vancouver. 

Our team of volunteers plays an important role at The Cinematheque. They are the public face of our organization, selling you tickets at our box office and popcorn at our concession. They help in our film reference library and archive, deliver our program guides and posters, and assist with our Learning & Outreach programs and tasks in the office.

Want to get involved? Check out our Volunteer Enrollment Form for more information, and to register your interest.

Past Posts

Date Title Author
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2024-Apr Tales from the Silo: National Film Week ​’86 Gerilee McBride
2024-Mar Ongoing Series at The Cinematheque The Cinematheque
2024-Mar Presenting: Godzilla Stop-Motion Contest Films Learning & Outreach
2024-Feb Volunteer Spotlight: Marlon Wiebe The Cinematheque
2024-Feb AGM Notice: February 13 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm The Cinematheque
2023-Dec Merry Movies! The Cinematheque
2023-Dec Film Career Event: Watch Online! Learning & Outreach
2023-Nov Cinema Thinks the World Presents Learning & Outreach
2023-Nov The All Staff Listicle: Fall Film Festival Edition The Cinematheque
2023-Oct Ask Al: Digital Films and DCPs Al Reid
2023-Sep Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Ayers The Cinematheque
2023-Aug Owen Kydd Interviews Bruno Dumont The Cinematheque
2023-Jul Presenting: Early Cinema Filmmaking Workshop Films Learning & Outreach
2023-Jul Tales from the Silo Gerilee McBride
2023-Jun Opening Night: Lee Changdong The Cinematheque
2023-Apr Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Wells The Cinematheque
2023-Apr The All Staff Listicle: If Spring Were a Movie The Cinematheque
2023-Mar Volunteer Spotlight: Fiona Hu The Cinematheque
2023-Mar Ask Al: Adventures of a Projectionist Al Reid
2023-Mar Trailers, Tips & Tools: Editing with Music Emma Pollard
2023-Mar What is Learning & Outreach? Learning & Outreach
2023-Mar News from the Executive Director Kate Ladyshewsky
2023-Mar Welcome to Intertitles The Cinematheque