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

Information in this article includes the following topics:

What Movies are in Town? | Theatre Locations | $2.99 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.

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.

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 April 2019). All of the ones we list have generally very good reviews.

  • Missing Link (PG) – a fantasy/adventure animation film about a Sasquatch and his quest to find his Yeti relatives.
  • Mary Magdalene (PG) – a movie about the biblical character.  The reviews are not consistently high, but we include it in our list because it fits the Easter season.
  • Mia and the White Lion (PG) – an adventure/drama about a young girl and a white lion in Africa.
  • Noah (PG) – a drama starring Russel Crowe about the biblical character who builds an ark and survives the great flood.
  • Stockholm (PG) – a drama/comedy about a hostage-taking in a Swedish bank by an American criminal.
  • Shazam! (PG) – a science fiction, fantasy and comedy film about a modern-day teenaged boy who gets superhero powers.
  • Pet Sematary (18+) – a horror thriller about a mysterious cemetery in rural Maine.
  • The Mustang (PG) – a drama about a convict in a rehabilitation-therapy program involving horses.
  • Dumbo (PG) – a modern version of the classic Disney movie about the baby elephant with giant ears. (Note: the film only averages around 2.5 stars from most major movie critic websites, so we wouldn’t normally include it in this list. It is about a classic tale, however, which is why we include it.)
  • US (14+) – a mystery/thriller about a family, a past traumatic experience and a second horrifying encounter.
  • Hotel Mumbai (14+) – a drama/thriller about the 2008 terrorist attack at India’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
  • Five Feet Apart (PG) – a CBS Films’ drama/romance about two teens with cystic fibrosis. (Note: it has mixed reviews with some people really liking it and others not so much. On average though it gets around 3 out of 5 stars).
  • Captain Marvel (PG) – a fantasy, science fiction, superhero movie about an extraterrestrial female Kree warrior.
  • How to Train Your Dragon (PG) – a DreamWorks animated film about a young Viking and his dragon companion.
  • 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+)

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:

  • Volcanoes: The Fire of Creation
  • Pandas
  • Great Bear Forest

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

  • 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.
  • Cineplex Cinemas Park Royal – a brand new adults-only movie theatre at Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver.

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

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:

  • Hop – April 20, 2019
  • To be confirmed – April 27, 2019
  • Instant Family – May 4, 2019
  • Bumblebee – May 11, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – May 18, 2019
  • Aquaman – May 25, 2019
  • A Dog’s Way Home – June 1, 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 Park and Tilford – at 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver.
  • 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: