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Movies and Cinemas in Metro Vancouver

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.

River District Movie Nights in September 2018


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.


Vancouver Movie Specials

Movie specials are always happening. Tuesdays are cheap days almost everywhere, and sometimes there are special kids’ days. Occasionally films are even shown with admission by donation.

 Special movie deals happening now or in the near future include the following:

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 early September). All of the ones we list have generally very good reviews.

  • Ant Man & the Wasp – the latest Marvel Comics superhero movie (PG).
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – the fifth in the series of movies about modern-day dinosaurs (PG).
  • Incredibles 2 – the sequel to the computer-animated superhero about Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and their family (PG). The movie is a bit long, but we give it a solid round of thumbs up!
  • Christopher Robin – a fantasy comedy-drama about Christopher Robin and his stuffed bear Winnie the Pooh. Stars Ewan McGregor (G).
  • Crazy Rich Asians – a romantic comedy-drama about a girl who discovers her boyfriend is fabulously wealthy (PG).
  • Mama Mia! – a musical romantic-comedy based on the music of the Swedish group ABBA (G).
  • Three Identical Strangers – a documentary about triplets who were separated at birth and didn’t know they had identical siblings (PG).
  • Alpha – an adventure story about a Cro-Magnon man, survival and man’s best friend (PG).
  • Mission: Impossible Fallout – another in the series of action films about special agent Ethan Hunt starring Tom Cruise (PG).

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 May include the following:

  • Amazon Adventure (April 3 to June 29, 2018)
  • A Beautiful Planet (April 3 to June 29, 2018)
  • Big Dream: Engineering Our World (running until June 29, 2018)
  • Pandas (starting June 30, 2018)

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

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March 2018 Movie Deals

March is when Spring Break takes place and during the school holidays there were special movie deals suitable for children including the following:

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, plus Wednesdays in July and August. Movies showing presently include the following:

  • The Lego Movie – September 1, 2018
  • The Secret Life of Pets – September 8, 2018
  • E.T. The Extraterrestrial – September 15, 2018
  • Show Dogs – September 22, 2018
  • Wonder – September 29, 2018

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):

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

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: