This September 23rd marks the launch of the first ever retro cinema festival to hit Vancouver, and it’s kicking off with a screening of The Godfather I & II.
Vancouver Retro Cinema Fest (VRCF) is an eight-day film festival that will feature 15 cult following classics from The Godfather, Back to the Future and The Labyrinth, to Ghostbusters and the legendary Big Lebowski.
VRCF is much more than a series of movie screenings – this festival offers a total movie watching experience. The organization endeavours to bring movie lovers together, while bringing American cult classics to life. The event will consist of costume competitions, a screening of the film(s), trivia contests, prizes and also themed drink specials. The theatre’s atmosphere will come to life with movie soundtracks playing, while the animated host of the evening keeps the crowd entertained and engaged throughout the night.
The festival will kick off on Sunday, September 23 at the Denman Cinema in Vancouver’s West End. Tickets for the festival range from $20 – $25 per nightly event and each showing will include 2-3 films per evening, with exception to two special events for Pricilla Queen of the Desert & Drag Contest on the 28th and The Lebowski Bash on the 29th.
The VRCF also coincides with the closure of Denman Cinemas, the venue for the event. This will be the final hurrah for the cinema before it is repurposed for retail by the property owners, and marks the end of 50 years in the West End for the single screen cinema. VRCF promises to make this farewell a fantastic one for the owners of Denman Cinemas, and the final night (Back to the Future) is going to be an even party than originally planned!
Sunday, September 23 – An Opening You Can’t Refuse – Godfather I, II
Monday, September 24 – Tarantino Night – Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds
Tuesday, September 25 – I Heart 80’s – Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal
Wednesday, September 26 – Spooktacular – Ghostbusters I, II
Thursday, September 27 – Trekkie Khaaan-athon – Star Trek II, VIII
Friday, September 28 – Fabulous Friday – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Saturday, September 29 – Lebowski Bash Vancouver – The Big Lebowski
Sunday, September 30 – Back to the Awesome Night – Back to the Future I, II, III
Tickets can be purchased online at http://vancouverretrocinema.eventbrite.com/