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Cineplex Cinema in Langley

The Lower Mainland is home to dozens of movie venues. In Vancouver there are Cineplex and Landmark theatres, an IMAX Theatre and independent cinemas.


Family Favourites $2.99 MORNING MOVIES

Select Cineplex theatres offer a different children’s movie at 11 o’clock on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Click Saturday Morning $2.99 Movies for more information.


Movie Theatres in the Lower Mainland

There are dozens of places to see films in the Vancouver area including at Vancity Theatre which is home to the Vancouver International Film Festival. There are also various chain and independent theatres, as well as numerous places to see Free Outdoor Movies in the summer.

 


Information in this article includes the following topics:

What Movies are in Town? | Theatre Locations | Saturday Movie Deals | Summer Outdoor Movies | Other Information

Click on any of the above links to jump to a specific topic, or continue reading to learn all about movies, cinemas and film-viewing opportunities in the Lower Mainland.


 

Recommended Movies and What’s in Town?

Movies are always coming and going. Some are in town for a long time, and others are gone before you know it!

Below are some of the recommended movies currently and/or recently in Lower Mainland Theatres (as of the middle of February 2019). All of the ones we list have generally very good reviews.

  • Alita: Battle Angel – a “cyberpunk” science-fiction film written by James Cameron but based on a Japanese manga (cartoon) series. It has mixed reviews, but generally good if you like manga and “cyberpunk” fantasy. (14+)
  • Isn’t It Romantic – a science-fiction romance about an American architect who gets mugged, knocked unconscious and then wakes up in an alternate universe where she stars in a life-like romantic comedy. Yes, it sounds bizarre, but the reviews are generally good. (PG)
  • Cold Pursuit – a drama/thriller starring Liam Neelson about a snowplough driver, the mysterious death of his son and revenge  against drug crime gang. (14+)
  • Green Book – a drama/comedy about a professional African-American pianist, his 1962 concert tour in the US Deep South, racism and his tough Italian-American driver/bodyguard. Note: Given that February is officially designated as “Black History Month,” this is a good film to see! The “Green Book”, incidentally, was a book used by blacks that listed “safe” places to eat and stay in the Southern United States during the 1960s. (PG)
  • Happy Death Day 2U – a mystery/slasher film about a woman who wakes up in horror movie in a parallel universe. (14+)
  • They Shall Not Grow Old – a  movie about the First World War that uses live footage and the stories of the soldiers. (14+)
  • Destroyer – a drama/thriller about a female police officer and a gang. (14+)
  • The Kid Who Would Be King – a modern-day movie about a boy, King Arthur’s sword Excalibur and Merlin the Magician. (PG)
  • Aquaman – a fantasy science fiction film about the DC Comics underwater superhero. (PG)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – a drama/crime/romance about a couple in 1970s Harlem and the arrest for crimes the man didn’t commit. (PG)
  • Vice – a historical drama about former US Vice President Dick Cheney. (The reviews are mixed, but it still scrapes onto our list.) (PG)
  • Bumblebee – a science-fiction action film about a Transformers autobot in California. (PG)
  • Mary Poppins Returns – a sequel to the classical Disney film about a magical British nanny and the Banks family. (PG)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – an animated version of the popular Spider-Man superhero series of movies (PG)
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet – an animated fantasy-adventure film about a video game fanatic (G).
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – a film with mixed reviews, but of special interest to fans of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen. We saw the movie and loved it! (PG)
  • A Star is Born – a romantic drama about a musician and artist who fall in love (14+).

To check out movie reviews and see how different films are doing at the box office, see Rotten Tomatoes.

Additional educational films at the OMNIMAX Theatre at Science World in December and January include the following:

  • Beavers
  • Volcanoes: The Fire of Creation
  • Amazon Adventure
  • A Beautiful Planet
  • Pandas
  • Great Bear Forest (starting on February 15, 2019)

Lower Mainland Theatre Locations

There are movie theatres in or near virtually every major community in the Lower Mainland including (but not limited to) the following locations:


Vancouver  |  Burnaby  |  Richmond  |  Surrey  |  North Shore  |  Fraser Valley  |  Other Communities


(Note: Theatre details are subject to change.)

Vancouver Movie Theatres

Vancity Theatre on Seymour Street
Vancity Theatre

Burnaby Movie Theatres

Richmond Movie Theatres

Surrey Movie Theatres

  • Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill – at 12161-72nd Avenue in Surrey.
    • This massive 12-screen theatre features reserved luxury seats that recline (which is awesome)!
  • Landmark Guilford – at 15051 101st Avenue in Surrey.
  • Hollywood 3 Surrey – at 7125-138 Street in Surrey.
    • Note: General admission here is only about $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children, and $4 at Matinees and on Tuesdays.

North Shore Movie Theatres

  • Cineplex Esplanade – a 6-screen theatre at 200 West Esplanade in North Vancouver not far from Lonsdale Quay and the SeaBus terminal. There is free parking on the surrounding streets as well as at the nearby ICBC parkade all day on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as evenings after 6 pm. (Note: Street parking has a maximum limit of about 2 hours, which makes parking not so convenient for longer shows during the day.)
  • Park & Tilford – a 6-screen theatre at Park & Tilford Mall at 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver. The venue has lots of free parking in the mall’s parking lot which makes it convenient.

Fraser Valley Movie Theatres

  • Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford – at 3122 Mt. Lehman Road.
    • This 11-screen theatre features 3 screens with extra-comfy seats that recline and are reserved for adults only.
  • Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack – an 8-screen theatre at 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway.
  • Cineplex Cinemas Langley – a massive 19-screen theatre (including one IMAX theatre) at #20090 91A Avenue in Langley.
  • SilverCity Mission Cinemas – a large 12-screen theatre at the Junction Plaza at 32555 London Avenue in Mission.
  • Twilight Drive-In – at 3350 260 Street (at the Fraser Highway) in Langley.
    • This is Metro Vancouver’s only drive-in theatre.
Langley Cineplex Movie Cinema
Cineplex Cinemas Langley

Movie Theatres in Other Communities

Rainy Day Activities

March 2018 Movie Deals

March is when Spring Break takes place and during the school holidays there were special movie deals suitable for children.  This has been happening for a few years now, so it is expected to return in 2019.

Saturday Movie Deals at Cineplex Theatres

Family Favourites Movies cost just $2.99 at select Cineplex movie theatres at 11 o’clock on Saturday mornings throughout most of the year. Movies showing presently include the following:

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – January 19, 2019
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – January 26, 2019
  • Smallfoot – February 2, 2019
  • The Land Before Time – February 9, 2019
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls – February 16, 2019
  • Johnny English Strikes Again – February 23, 2019

Note: Film details may vary. Click Family Favourites Movies for the most up-to-date details.

Lower Mainland Cineplex theatres participating in the Family Favourites Movies program include the following (although details may change and not all theatres participate each week):

  • Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford – at 3122 Mt. Lehman Road.
  • Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack – at 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway.
  • Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam – at 170 #20090 91A Avenue.
  • Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas – at 88 West Pender in Vancouver.
  • Cineplex Cinemas Langley – at #20090 91A Avenue in Langley.
  • Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas – at #410 19800 Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows.
  • Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis – at 4700 Kingsway in Burnaby.
  • SilverCity Riverport Cinemas – at 14211 Entertainment Way in Richmond.
  • Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill – at 12161-72nd Avenue in Surrey.

Click Family Favourites Movies for tickets and further details.

Summer Outdoor Movies

In July and August numerous outdoor movies take place at Metro Vancouver parks, community centres and municipal plazas.

Free summer films take place at Canada Place, Stanley Park and various other venues. Click Summer Movies for details.

Other Information

Check out the following for other related information and things to do in the Lower Mainland: