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  • B8447TXkarenj
    Richmond, Canada19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time visit with friends to attend Vancouver Film Festival movie. Very upscale venue. Large spaces provided so that public or private events can be held.
    The seating was extremely plush, deep, and gave each guest 2 wide upholstered arm rests. More Comfortable than any theatre I've ever been too.
    Small bar and snack stand available.
    Written September 27, 2019
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  • Sandra S
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As an advanced senior, I really appreciate the choice of movies, the early afternoon showtimes, the free parking and the fact I can drive home again before rush hour.
    It is special to spend time having lunch with a friend and then attending a movie we’ve decided we want to see.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,611 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had bought our tickets online with reserved seating in Auditorium #4 for row D and seats 7 and 8 to see “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”. The seats were very comfortable and you can lean back quite a bit. Our seats were great for watching the movie and luckily there wasn’t anyone sitting in front of us. The sound system was decent. Entrance to the theatre is on West 5th Avenue.
    Written August 11, 2018
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  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada14,268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vancouver’s impressive 400-seat OMNIMAX, located in Science World, was opened in 1989. It is, as of this writing, the largest OMNIMAX in the world at a staggering 5 storeys high and 27 meters wide. As such when you view films here it is a truly immersive experience because the screen “wraps around” you and, concomitant with its state-of-the-art digital surround sound system, puts you right in the middle of the action. IMAX is impressive, but OMNIMAX – at least in my opinion – takes the experience to a whole new level.

    Interestingly, despite this large screen being in existence for nearly 30 years, I hadn’t “discovered” it until just two years ago while visiting Science World for the first time since about the summer of ’89. Granted, Science World is, for the most part, meant to be a hands-on experience for young children but you’d still think I would’ve been aware of OMNIMAX, especially since it is geared towards an older audience. Better late than never, I suppose!

    If you’re visiting Science World, then viewing a film on this impressive screen is a clear “must do.” It’s easy to access if the elevator is working, but if it isn’t then you’ll have the pleasure of participating in the “OMNIMAX Film/Exercise Experience,” which is a great way to get your cardio going before sitting down and enjoying the unique film experience ;)
    Written July 3, 2018
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  • Universal A
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went for Oppenheimer today here at VIP and I should say that it was a drag. I mean, if you are going to the cinemas to eat, then you might have a different point of view than mine but for someone like me who is going to the cinemas for the viewing experience alone, this is a far cry from any other offering at Cineplex.

    To start, you have everything except what you need to actually enjoy the film that you came to watch! What you have here is a regular screen and a regular surround sound setup. Seats are comfortable though. They recline about 10 degrees ish to the back with a switch that's on your seat. You can order food that's many orders off magnitude higher in price than what you can get outside. Of course, that's how they make money but I can understand that but considering the fact that you have paid a higher price for the ticket for the movie, it makes no sense to buy food over there that someone will bring to your seat and that costs an arm and a leg. Sorry .I can't swallow it by saying that's it's an "experience". I could get behind it if the viewing experience was also better but that wasn't the case.

    If anyone from Cineplex is reading this, take this for what it's worth. For VIP offering, having Dolby Atmos and Ultra AVX or IMAX SHOULD BE THE NORM. Take for instance a movie like Oppenheimer. You are doing injustice by playing this on regular screen when the movie was shot using IMAX cameras. In the middle of the movie, I thought of getting out and going to the normal ultraAVX screen as I desperately wanted my peripheral vision to cover the screen so that I could watch the movie immersed in the visuals. You really miss Atmos when your see things like this in a regular surround sound system such as this. Moreover, if someone sitting next to you orders something with fish or vinegar in it, good luck!

    This is a view of a solo movie goer who is going to VIP for seeing the movie that he paid for and NOT for stuffing himself with junk or cuddling or kissing. So take this for what it's worth.
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • Joel K
    Vancouver, Canada3,667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went for a double bill to this venue for the annual Film Noir Festival. Great movies, comfy seats and super movie goers.
    Written August 17, 2019
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  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada14,268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner and I visited Vancouver’s historic Park Theatre, which opened in 1941, this past Fall to watch “My Friend Dahmer.” After visiting many different Cineplex locations over the years, it was surprising – in a good way – to come across this Cineplex-owned property and see that it is but a single screen. Upon entering, you get the sense that you’ve stepped back in time to about the 1970s (must’ve been the colour of the walls!). Our movie experience was exceptional. The concession was clean and efficient while the seating in the auditorium was comfortable – not a bad seat in the house! The one thing that could potentially be an issue? Parking is fairly limited because it is all on-street metered parking on Cambie. Thankfully, we had no issues and, in fact, got “rock star parking” right in front of the entrance.

    Overall, we enjoyed our experience at The Park and would return if they happened to be playing anything that caught our eye. Recommended!
    Written June 28, 2018
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  • Mark M
    Vancouver, Canada198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is an independent theatre but it gets a LOT of first run movies and the popcorn is the best! I prefer coming here as the big chains are lousy and really don't care about their patrons
    Written May 14, 2018
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