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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 $3.99 Movies

Select Cineplex theatres offer a different children’s movie at 11 o’clock on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Click Saturday Morning $3.99 Movies for more information.


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Information in this article includes the following topics:

What Theatres Are Open? | What Movies are in Town? | Theatre Locations | Saturday Movie Deals | Summer Outdoor Movies | Movie Tips | 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.


Movie Theatres in the Lower Mainland

There are dozens of places to see films in the Vancouver area including the 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.


What Theatres Are Open?

Most Lower Mainland theatres are open. For the most up-to-date details about the status of major Lower Mainland cinemas, click Cineplex, Landmark Theatres and Hollywood 3 Cinemas.


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 in Lower Mainland Theatres as of April 8th. Most of the movies we list have generally pretty good reviews.

  • Dune: Part Two – Paul Atreides must choose between the love of his live and the fate of the universe in this sci-fi action film. (PG)
  • The First Omen – a horror movie about a woman in Rome encountering a terrifying conspiracy when beginning a life of service to the church. (14A)
  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – new and old Ghostbusters team up to prevent another Ice Age. (PG)
  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – Godzilla and Kong team up to save the world from a new threat. (PG)
  • Kung Fu Panda 4 – Po and Zhen defend the Valley of Peace in this animated film. (G)
  • Monkey Man – a thrilling action movie about a man in a corrupt system seeking vengeance for his mother’s murder. (14A)

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


Movies at IMAX

The OMNIMAX Theatre at Science World offers some great educational films. While the theatre was still closed as of April, 2024, below are the movies they showed in the fall of 2020, to give an idea of what they might have when it reopens:

  • Superpower Dogs
  • Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
  • Great Bear Rainforest


Saturday Movie Deals at Cineplex Theatres

Family Favourites Movies cost just $3.99 at select Cineplex movie theatres at 11 o’clock on select Saturday mornings. Upcoming movies include the following:

  • The Boy and the Heron – April 13th, 2024
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – April 20th, 2024
  • Peter Rabbit – April 27th, 2024

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

Lower Mainland Cineplex theatres that usually participate in the Family Favourites Movies program include the following (and current details might or might not be the same):

  • 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.


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 Guildford – 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 Theatre


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 (and 2024 is likely the last year it’ll be around).


Langley Cineplex Movie Cinema
Cineplex Cinemas Langley


Movie Theatres in Other Communities

  • Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam – a massive 20-screen theatre at 170 #20090 91A Avenue.
    • The theatre includes VIP screens with extra-comfy seats for adults.
  • Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas – a 10-screen theatre at #410 19800 Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows.
  • Hollywood 3 Cinemas – at 19190 Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows.
    • Note: General admission here is only about $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children, and $4 at Matinees and on Tuesdays.
  • Caprice White Rock – at 2381 King George Boulevard in Surrey.
  • Rialto White Rock – at 732 152 Street White Rock.
  • Landmark Cinemas New Westminster – at 390-800 Carnarvon Street by the New Westminster SkyTrain Station.


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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.

Outdoor movies also take place at the Twilight Drive-In Theatre in Langley during most months of the year. They aren’t free though, and most people watch from their cars.


Movie at Twilight Drive-In
Langley’s Twilight Drive-In


Movie Tips

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your cinema movie-watching experience.

TIP #1: If you can avoid it, never sit in the very front row (or even the first couple of rows at most theatres) unless you don’t mind getting a strained neck and eyeballs. Even at cinemas with fancy seats that recline, the very front seats aren’t so nice to watch from.

TIP #2: The best place to sit when watching a 3D movie is in the centre of the theatre in the back half of the movie theatre.

TIP #3: Movies are nice to watch on the big screen, and usually the bigger the screen the better. Many venues though have multiple theatre rooms with some being smaller than others. At cinemas where you can reserve your seat in advance, you can get a rough idea of the screen size by the number of seats available in the room. The more seats you see in the theatre layout, the bigger the screen will likely be.

TIP #4: Try not to have high expectations, especially with films that you have heard good things about. If you go with low expectations, you’ll more often than not be pleasantly surprised. If you go expecting a film to be 4 stars and excellent, and it turns out to only be “good”, you might feel slightly disappointed.


Dollar-Saving Advice

Below are some suggestions on how to save money when watching movies on the big screen.

TIP #5: Go on a Tuesday if you can because on cheap Tuesdays you can save as much as 40% off regular ticket prices.

TIP #6: Most years, starting in mid to late November until towards the end of December, Cineplex offers bonuses to people buying gift cards. In a typical year if you purchase a $50 gift card you get coupons for a couple of free movies and free popcorn, which is a great deal worth stocking up on. Note though that the coupons for free stuff usually have to be used between January and February of the following year, but the gift cards are good indefinitely.

TIP #7: Some movie theatres, like Hollywood Cinemas in Surrey and Pitt Meadows, cost half the price or less than some of the big chain movie theatres. They aren’t as fancy as some places, but the price is right!


Other Information

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