On Monday, The Cinematheque launched one of Canada’s first official Kickstarter campaigns. Our goal: crowd-fund $20,000 towards acquiring the new standard in motion picture projection, DCP (Digital Cinema Package).

DCP is an essential addition to The Cinematheque, and will better equip us to provide you with quality programming. We’ll continue to screen in 35mm whenever possible, but changes in movie technology means that upgrading is not an option — it’s a necessity. Increasingly, films — including restorations of classics and masterworks — are being released exclusively in DCP. 

A DCP system — projector, cinema server, zoom lens, RAID data storage, Xenon Lamp — can cost more than $60,000! We have a financial plan, and we’ve been saving up. But as a not-for-profit arts organization, we just can’t do it alone.
Your Kickstarter Pledge of $5 or more can make the difference!

If each Cinematheque patron pledges just $5, our goal can be easily reached! You’ll get rewards starting at $10 — plus our immense gratitude. This campaign is All-Or-Nothing: we must raise $20,000 (or more) or The Cinematheque won’t get any funding.

Click here to pledge! Thank you so much!

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10th
July

Rainy days, cloudy days, sunny days… which do you like?

Tonight is your last chance to see Studio Ghibli’s ONLY YESTERDAY at The Cinematheque! Screening at 9pm, July 10.

Rainy days, cloudy days, sunny days… which do you like?

Tonight is your last chance to see Studio Ghibli’s ONLY YESTERDAY at The Cinematheque! Screening at 9pm, July 10.

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"Miyazaki’s world, so full of color and life, is always just across the borderline of imagination, its acute details softened by clouds and shadows, its principles revealed by actions more than words… Castle in the Sky has resonance and complexity.” - WASHINGTON POST on CASTLE IN THE SKY

Final screening tonight (July 10) at 6:30pm @ The Cinematheque

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Anonymous: Please help! I just moved to Vancouver, I've seen ~1200 films, I'm obsessed with cinema, I was an assistant manager at a movie theatre in the city I moved from, and I need a job that I can be proud of! I know this won't help, but I just applied to be a simple clerk at Safeway, and now I'm depressed. I'm excited for Ghibli, though!

Hey! Welcome to Vancouver!  We’re always taking on new volunteers to work in our lobby at the box office/concession etc.. As a volunteer, you’ll support cinema in Vancouver, meet a bunch of fellow cinephiles, and see free movies. To learn more and apply to volunteer: http://thecinematheque.ca/participate/volunteer

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CASTLES IN THE SKY: THE RETURN OF STUDIO GHIBLI starts today!!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! A major retrospective of the films of Studio Ghibli, Japan’s world-renowned anime studio, begins tonight with NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND and CASTLE IN THE SKY. All ages welcome!

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24th
June
"The gold standard of ’40s noir, straight down the line." TIME OUT
DOUBLE INDEMNITY has its final screening tonight at The Cinematheque at  7:00pm. 

"The gold standard of ’40s noir, straight down the line." TIME OUT

DOUBLE INDEMNITY has its final screening tonight at The Cinematheque at  7:00pm. 

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"One of the liveliest, gayest, wittiest and naughtiest comedies" - NEW YORK TIMES on MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT screens @ The Cinematheque tonight (June 12) at 6:30pm + Friday (June 14) at 8:40pm on 35mm. 

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SPECIAL EVENT! Fred Niblo’s astonishing 1925 silent epic, BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST, with live musical accompaniment by renowned pianist Sara Davis Buechner! All ages welcome.

JUNE 15-16

Special Ticket Price: $15 All Ages Welcome. Not suitable for younger children. Cinematheque membership not required. NO PASSES accepted for this special event.

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10th
June
Marlene Dietrich in A FOREIGN AFFAIR (1948).
Screening @ The Cinematheque in 35mm this Wednesday, June 12 at 8:20pm, and June 14 at 6:30pm, in our series Strange Magic: The Films of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.

Marlene Dietrich in A FOREIGN AFFAIR (1948).

Screening @ The Cinematheque in 35mm this Wednesday, June 12 at 8:20pm, and June 14 at 6:30pm, in our series Strange Magic: The Films of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.

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“To see it today with an audience alternately roaring with laughter and gasping is one of the greatest experiences of cinema.” - David Shipman on SAFETY LAST!

A new 35mm print of Harold Lloyd’s silent comedy classic screens this weekend @ The Cinematheque, starting tonight (June 7) at 8:30pm!

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"No computer trick is as glorious as the thaw that melts icy Greta Garbo into fire" (Time Out). 

Garbo Laughs in her first comedy, NINOTCKA. Screening in 35mm @ The Cinematheque May 23-24, 26, in our series Strange Magic: The Films of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder

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Riveting. Dazzling. Violent. Park Chan-wook’s OLDBOY screens tonight (May 17) at 8:45pm on 35mm. 

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"A grand, gritty, indelible experience." SALON on OLDBOY

Park Chan-wook’s jaw-dropping OLDBOY screens Friday (May 17), Saturday (18), Sunday (19), and Monday (20), on 35mm.

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15th
May
"You can’t look away, not only because the carnage is so masterfully photographed, but because the director sucks you into his bleak, poetic, even sensible vision of cosmic brutality." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS on SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE.
Park Chan-wook’s SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE screens May 17 - 19 + 22 @ The Cinematheque on 35mm. 

"You can’t look away, not only because the carnage is so masterfully photographed, but because the director sucks you into his bleak, poetic, even sensible vision of cosmic brutality." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS on SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE.

Park Chan-wook’s SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE screens May 17 - 19 + 22 @ The Cinematheque on 35mm. 

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FREE EVENT! Celebrate Vancouver films and filmmakers by discussing the past, present, and future of the local industry with the launch of the new book, World Film Locations Vancouver. Featuring a panel discussion, film scene reviews, and screenings.

Thursday, May 16 @ 7:30pm. 

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