The GOODS from The Cinematheque
Vancouver, BC | On Saturday, June 13, The Cinematheque hosts its 7th Annual Open House with tours, activities, and a free screening of Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.
Explore behind-the-scenes of western Canada’s largest film institute with tours our West Coast Film Archive, Film Reference Library, and projection booth. Plus, avid film fans will have the opportunity to learn to thread and project 8mm film, bid in our poster auction, show off their voice-over talents with our Education Department, and snack on a complimentary bag of the city’s best popcorn during Some Like it Hot!
Tours + Activities – 12pm | Free Screening of Some Like it Hot – 2pm. Tickets to the free 2:00pm screening will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 12:00pm.
Jim Sinclair – Executive + Artistic Director
Amber Orchard – Managing Director
About The Cinematheque
At The Cinematheque, we are dedicated to bringing Vancouver audiences the Essential Cinema Experience. Home to one of the largest and most extensive programs of curated films in North America, we present over 500 screenings annually that celebrate the richness and diversity of regional, national, and international film culture. We present retrospectives of great directors’ works and historical film movements, new features from Canada’s hottest young filmmakers, prestigious internationally touring exhibitions, plus guest appearances, lectures, panel discussions, and much, much more. From the newest digital restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to a pristine 35mm print of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome; from the all-ages animation of Japan’s Studio Ghibli to the cerebral cinema of French auteur Jean-Luc Godard; from our annual festivals celebrating the best in contemporary European, Francophone, and Canadian cinema to our monthly series spotlighting experimental cinema and mental health; The Cinematheque is proud to offer something for every film lover.
What would the movies be without popcorn? Our concession serves up fresh and delicious popcorn,with free (real) melted butter and special toppings, along with a tasty mix of treats and baked good, including gluten-free options.
Established in 1972, The Cinematheque is a registered non-profit charity that relies on public and private support. We are thankful for the support of our amazing volunteers that work at our box office and concession each night, distribute our bi-monthly Program Guide, and assist in the office.
Not just a movie theatre! Supplementing our rich body of programming are core resources like our Film Reference Library, West Coast Film Archive, the bi-monthly Cinematheque Program Guide, and our unique educational programs.
“Going to The Cinematheque is the closest thing to visiting Manhattan without leaving Vancouver …. Its program is as innovative and entertaining as any you’ll find in New York.” David Spaner, The Province
“Cinémathèques now take on a job parallel to what museums do with painting and sculpture. They assemble, sort, analyze and exhibit the culture of the world.” Robert Fulford, The Globe & Mail