Attention cinephiles, Vancouver International Film Festival tickets and packages are officially on sale as of today.
The 31st annual VIFF is happening next month and will be premiering about 350 films from 80 different countries. Roughly 150,000 viewers are expected to attend the screenings throughout the 16-day event held from Sept. 27 – Oct. 11.
The closure of the Empire Theatres Granville 27, VIFF’s primary theatre, in November provided a bit of a snafu for organizers who were forced to find a replacement venue. They’ve since announced that two all-new venues will be showing films this year: The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts and SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
But here’s the best news for VIFF first-timers:
Wine and beer is served at most VIFF screenings and events other than G, PG and 14A-rated films. I however, always find it cheaper to buy a large coke and bring my own mix to the movies because I'm classy like that.
Order your VIFF 2013 tickets online here.
Note that in order to see films at the Vancity Theatre you need to be a member. That’s because the theatre is allowed to show films that have not been seen by Consumer Protection BC and therefore haven’t been rated. You must also be over the age of 19. VIFF memberships start at $12 with three different options available here.