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Effective Monday, March 16 through Friday April 17, the Vancouver International Film Festival Society will temporarily close the Film Centre and Vancity Theatre to prioritize the health and safety of our customers, staff and community. Thank you for your understanding, we look forward to seeing you at the movies again soon.

More information: goviff.org/COVID19

Rental Information

From March through July, the VIFF Centre will be undertaking an exciting makeover as we reimagine our atrium space and the second floor Production Room.

While this work will not impact the Vancity Theatre interior, we are not taking any rental bookings during construction hours(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) due to potential noise disruption.

While the Vancity Theatre will be open for business as usual on evenings and weekends, the atrium space will remain off-limits except for the small foyer area immediately beside the main box office. We will be offering a reduced concessions menu during this period.

Given these considersations, rental rates have been discounted throughout the renovation period. However, we are fully confident that you will continue to enjoy the comfort and excellence you expect of our theatrical experience.

Download: Rental Form PDF

Facility Info


Vancity Theatre

Offering the most comfortable viewing environment in Vancouver, the Vancity Theatre offers state of the art projection in 4k DCP, 35mm and almost every other industry format. Not only an ideal venue for film screenings, it’s also popular for all manner of presentations, panel discussions, and conferences.

Capacity: 169

Theatre Floor Plan:  PNG | Rental Form PDF



Theatre seating capacity: 169

Rental Rates*
(Mon-Thurs, per day)
(Fri-Sun per day)
  Rental Rate Non-Profit Rental Rate Non-Profit
1/2 Day 9am-1pm 
N/A N/A $1250 $900
$1500 $900 $2000 $1550
Evening Plus
N/A N/A $2500 $1650
N/A N/A $3000 $2000
Contact Tom at rentals@viff.org for booking availability. 

Please note that evenings and weekends are in high demand and typically book up 2-3 months in advance.

Friday or Saturday evening rentals are not typically accepted unless both nights are booked in tandem. Additional hours are charged at $150 per hour (or part thereof).

Rental bookings must include adequate set up and clean up time.

*Rates are reviewed on an annual basis.

Booking Information

The rates include our full inventory of technical equipment (see TECH SPECS ) and a theatre manager.
Not included:

  • Technician ($150 for the first 4 hours then $37.50 per additional hour).
  • You are encouraged to book a tech test prior to your rental at $37.50 per hour.
  • Ticketing services are available at an additional cost.

Bookings are confirmed with advance payment in full, refundable up to six weeks prior to the rental date minus an administration fee ($150).


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