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Rental Information

From the ultra-comfortable seats with exceptional legroom, to the state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment, the Vancity Theatre has been designed to dazzle.

The beautifully appointed Vancity Theatre can be used to screen films, video and multi-media presentations, seminars, or live performance (music, theatre, etc.).
Referred to in Business Week magazine as the "optimal viewing environment", the luxurious 170-seat theatre boasts state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment, plush seats with more than ample legroom, and a stunning glass atrium.
In addition to its use as one of the Vancouver International Film Festival's venues during the annual 16-day fall event and stimulating year round programming, the Vancity Theatre is also available for rent to individuals and organizations.
The Film Centre is used as a venue for local community film festivals and a resource for other arts and cultural events.

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 is also popular for all manner of presentations, panel discussions, and conferences. 
Capacity: 169
Atrium Lounge
The dramatic three-story glass Atrium Lounge highlights the elegant lobby area of the Vancouver International Film Centre. With a projection wall, comfortable lounge & cafe seating, multi-purpose gallery, exhibition space and a concession stand, this area is suitable for all sorts of events including receptions, multi-media exhibitions, round-table discussion groups, meetings, and forums. 
Capacity: 254
Production Room
This 650 s.f. office is bright, airy and a perfect location for meetings, small seminars, workshops, or even a short-term office space. Discounted rates available for independent productions and educational ventures.
Capacity: 25

Theatre and Atrium Floor Plan JPG | PDF


Theatre seating capacity: 169
Atrium standing room capacity: 254
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Rental Rates*
(Mon-Thurs, per day)
(Fri-Sun per day)
  Rental Rate Non-Profit Rental Rate Non-Profit
1/2 Day 9am-1pm 
$1400 $850 $1750 $1200
$2000 $1200 $2500 $1775
Evening Plus
$2500 $1550 $3000 $1995
$3000 $1750 $3500 $2250

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. 
Outside catering is permitted. All alcohol must come through our licensed bar. 
Bookings are confirmed with advance payment in full, refundable up to six weeks prior to the rental date minus an administration fee ($150).

Filmmakers' Special

We are pleased to offer a Quality Control package to local filmmakers at $180 per hour including tech (available daytime Mon-Thurs only).

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