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THE VIC THEATRE FAQ

What Covid-19 protocols is the Vic Theatre following?

We have distanced seating and increased sanitization protocols in place. Please see our Covid-19 Protocols page for more info.

 

Why is this film 19+ when it’s rated PG?

Back in October 2014, the Vic Theatre became the first cinema in Victoria to get its liquor license! That means we can sell fantastic local beer and wine in our concession – you can even bring it down into the theatre! We can’t let minors in when we’re enjoying our drinks, so unless we’ve decided to make a film an all ages screening, we’ve got to make sure our audience is over 19. Cheers!

 

Why do I need a membership?

In order to watch unrated movies in BC, Consumer Protection BC requires attendees to be members of the film society screening the movie. An annual membership is only $2 and can be renewed every August 1st. For more information about our memberships, please visit the VFF Membership page.

 

Can I bring my child to a screening that has an age limit?

Unfortunately, we are held to BC liquor and Consumer Protection laws. Unless the screening is listed as “All Ages” minors cannot attend, even with parent permission or attendance.

 

How can I buy tickets and pick my seat?

You can only buy advance tickets online at the box office. You can also buy tickets at the door 30 minutes before showtime. We accept debit, credit and cash. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

 

What is available at the concession?

For a full list of the goodies you can enjoy at The Vic Theatre, please visit our concession page.

 

Where is The Vic Theatre and where can I park?

The Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas street, in the Nootka Court building. The entrance to the theatre is on the corner of Douglas and Humboldt. Street parking is available around The Vic Theatre.

 

The closest parkades are:

Broughton Square Parkade – 635 Broughton St

Broughton Street Parkade – 745 Broughton St

Robbins Parking – 744 Broughton St #14

 

Is The Vic Theatre available for rent?

Yes! You can rent The Vic Theatre for your private and public events. For more details, pricing, and what we can offer, please visit the Vic Theatre Rental page.

 

I lost something! Do you have it?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the theatre. If a lost item is found, we will keep it in The Vic Theatre office. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact our Theatre Manager.

 

Make sure to include:

A description of the item you lost

The time and date you think you might have lost it at

The screening or event you were attending at The Vic Theatre

The general area where you were sitting in the theatre

You can also pop by the theatre and talk with the manager! We open half an hour before the first screening of the day. There is not a staff person there until that time.

 

Is The Vic Theatre wheelchair accessible?

The Vic Theatre is wheelchair accessible. A ramp allows you to reach an elevator that will take you down to the theatre. Our wheelchair designated areas are located toward the back of the theatre and will provide you with a good view of the screen. Make sure to ask a staff member or volunteer for help opening and operating the elevator.

 

When is the theatre open?

The Vic Theatre opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day.

We are open daily EXCEPT on the following dates:

December 24-25, and December 31 to January 4

 

How can I volunteer at The Vic Theatre?

We’re glad you’re interested in supporting us! To volunteer at The Vic Theatre please contact us!

FILM FESTIVAL FAQ

WHAT IS A FILM FESTIVAL?

A film festival is a selection of films that are generally not widely distributed. Festivals are a vital part of the film industry, drawing hundreds of film lovers and industry insiders to sample the latest trends.

 

WHAT IS THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL?

The Victoria Film Festival is the largest showcase of independent films on Vancouver Island. We screen more than 100 films over 10 days and host a variety of great events including:

 

Victoria Film Festival Opening Gala

In Conversation With

Sizzle

SpringBoard

Art Exhibits

Sips ‘N’ Cinema

 

WHAT KIND OF MOVIES CAN WE EXPECT?

The VFF showcases more than 100 independent films annually and our program includes everything from documentary to drama, horror to hilarity. We often screen films that don’t have a promotions budget.

 

ARE THE MOVIES SUBTITLED?

Generally, any film from a foreign language country (or Quebec) will have subtitles. It is rare, but on occasion we will present a dubbed film.

 

CAN I SEE A SINGLE FILM?

While we encourage members to get as much out of their Festival experience as possible, you may choose to see just one or two films. However, you will still need a membership (just $2 for the course of the Festival and a year of unrated Vic Theatre films).

 

CAN I BUY A TICKET SOLELY FOR THE OPENING GALA FILM?

Unfortunately, not for the main screening at The Vic Theatre on Opening Night.

 

HOW MUCH ARE FESTIVAL TICKETS?

VFF members can attend any unrated screening for $13.33 plus tax (plus a $2 annual membership fee which allows us to show you unrated films).

Prices for special events are noted in the Program Guide, and depend on event.

 

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?

Online: Please visit our box office
By phone: 250.389.0444
In person: 1215 Blanshard Street (beside the old Empire Theatre/Capitol 6 location), or at the venue 30 minutes before the showing, if available.

 

Will-call tickets will be available to pick up the day after you order them.

 

Tickets will be available at the VFF office during advance box office hours (9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday).

 

Once the Festival has started, you may pick up will-call tickets at the venue of the first film you are attending**, during the evenings and weekends. The tickets will be available 30 minutes before the first show time. Passes and memberships bought without tickets will need to be picked up at the VFF Office.

 

**This excludes Capitol 6 venue (will-call tickets for this venue must be picked up at the VFF Office at 1215 Blanshard Street).

 

CAN I BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SAME-DAY SHOWS?

There are no advance ticket sales for same-day shows.
Online sales end at midnight for shows the following day.

Remaining Available tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to show time.

 

HOW DOES THE 5- OR 10-TICKET PASS WORK?

The 5- or 10-ticket voucher packs offer a discount on bulk purchases. Purchasing 5 or 10 tickets for specific movies at once, will provide you with the same discount.

 

HOW DO I REDEEM GIFT VOUCHERS?

You can redeem vouchers online. In your Cart, under “Coupon Code”, type the code for each ticket and click “Apply Coupon”. Vouchers may also be redeemed at the box office.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF ADVANCE TICKETS SELL OUT AND I HAVE A PASS?

Twenty-five percent of the theatre is set aside for pass holders but we strongly recommend that you arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

CAN I GO TO FILMS WITH MY SPRINGBOARD PASS?

No, the SpringBoard Pass allows access to SpringBoard talks and networking receptions only. If you would like to attend Springboard and films, please consider one of the other Pass options available for the Festival.

SPECIAL EVENT FAQ

Art of the Cocktail

(Cancelled for 2020)

 

Why 19+?

Art of The Cocktail is a series of events where local and international distillers and distributors will be pouring cocktails. BC law requires that all attendees be 19 years or older at all Art of The Cocktail events.

 

Where and when is Art of the Cocktail?

Both the Grand Tasting and Cocktails Up Close take place at Crystal Garden at 713 Douglas St in Victoria, BC. All events are on the second Saturday of October. The VIP Grand Tasting starts at 6 PM and the Public Grand Tasting starts at 7 PM. All the Cocktails Up Close Sessions take place at different times throughout the day.

 

Buying tickets

We recommend buying tickets in advance as the events often sell out. You can buy tickets in advance online or in person at 1215 Blanshard street. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM.
We accept debit, credit and cash. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

 

Where can I park?

Broughton st. Parkade – 745 Broughton St
Superior St. Parking – 620-698 Superior St Parking

 

Can I buy liquor Art of The Cocktail?

A popup liquor store is open at Art of The Cocktail! Whether you liked the Cocktail Up Close drinks or a particular liquor at the Grand Tasting, Vessel Liquor Store is on site to provide you with the chance to walk away with your favourite bottles.

 

What do I need to bring with me?

Two pieces of ID are required in BC to verify age.

 

The first piece of identification must:
be issued by a government agency (Canadian or other) and
include the person’s name, birth date and picture
Primary ID can include a driver’s licence (including out-of-province), passport, citizenship card, First Nations status card, federal Firearms Possession and Acquisition licence, National Defence ID. Any of these can be used as a secondary piece of identification as well.

 

The second piece of ID is required to verify the authenticity of the first piece of ID. It must:
include an imprint of the person’s name and
include the person’s signature and/or picture
Secondary ID examples can include credit cards, bank cards, university or college student ID cards, interim driver’s licences (issued by ICBC), BC Transit ProPASSes, Canadian Blood Services donor cards, Transport Canada’s Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, Aeroplan cards or other ID that include an imprint of the person’s name and either the person’s signature or the person’s picture.
A temporary licence (that yellow paper) does not count as a valid piece of ID!

 

What should I wear?

The Grand Tasting includes a Best Dressed Competition! Wear you after-five attire for a chance to win the title and great prizes!
Coat check is available at the door by donation.

 

Where do I find the pictures?

A selection of the events pictures are posted on the week after. So from the Monday to the Friday following the Grand Tasting keep an eye on our Facebook page and make sure to tag yourself and friends!

 

How is the food?

Enjoy tasters and hors d’oeuvres from the best local restaurants at the Grand Tasting! From 10 Acres to the Fairmont Empress, we’ve got something for everyone. Having dinner before the Grand Tasting is still a great idea!

 

Can I volunteer at Art of The Cocktail?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Art of The Cocktail, as long as you are 19+ (due to liquor laws). For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

I lost something! Do you have it?

All lost items at Art of The Cocktail are brought to the venue security. Please contact the venue to know if your item was found.

 

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Crystal Garden is wheelchair accessible. Elevators can take you to the main and second flour during the Grand Tasting. Please seek out a volunteer or staff member when you arrive so we can show you around.

Feast: Food + Film

(Cancelled for 2020)

 

What does a Feast screening look like?

At Feast Food + Film you can enjoy bites, tasters and hors d’oeuvres with a side of film! From small plates to cocktail tasters, you can enjoy delicious treats half an hour before the show starts. The screening might also include a short concession break. All attendees must be 19 years or older.

 

How can I buy tickets?

To be able to serve you better, some rows are closed to help us serve the food and drinks. This means the number of seats are limited and the theatre can sell out fast. To make sure that everybody receives their portion of treats, all tickets must be purchased in advance. Advance tickets are sold online or in person at 1215 Blanshard Street, open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM. All Feast screenings take place at The Vic Theatre located at 808 Douglas Street (Douglas and Humboldt). We accept debit, credit and cash. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

 

I lost something! Do you have it?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the theatre. If a lost item is found, we will keep it in The Vic Theatre office. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact our Theatre Manager.

 

Make sure to include:

A description of the item you lost

The time and date you think you might have lost it at

The screening or event you were attending at The Vic

The general area where you were sitting in the theatre

You can also pop by the theatre and talk with the manager! We open half an hour before the first screening of the day. There is not a staff person there until that time.

 

Is The Vic Theatre wheelchair accessible?

The Vic Theatre is wheelchair accessible. A ramp allows you to reach an elevator that will take you down to the theatre. Our wheelchair designated areas are located toward the back of the theatre and will provide you with a good view of the screen. Make sure to ask a staff member or volunteer for help opening and operating the elevator.

 

Where is The Vic Theatre and where can I park?

The Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas Street, in the Nootka Court building. The entrance to the theatre is on the corner of Douglas and Humboldt.
Street parking is available around The Vic Theatre.

 

The closest parkades are:

Broughton Square Parkade – 635 Broughton St

Broughton Street Parkade – 745 Broughton St

Robbins Parking – 744 Broughton St #14

Free-B Film Festival

 

Who can attend Free-B?

This is an all ages event! Everyone is welcome. Films are usually rated G or PG, with some exceptions. Viewers are limited to 50. Please pre-register online. A full list of the films and their rating is available on our website.

 

What should we bring with us?

Chairs will be provided.
Stay warm! It might get cold after sundown.
Snacks and drinks! NO ALCOHOL. NO SMOKING. Feel free to bring snacks with you. We have no popcorn, no food trucks at Free B. Make sure to dispose of your garbage and take away everything you brought with you.

 

Where and when is Free-B?

Free-B is located at the Fort Common courtyard between Starbucks and Be Love – 1017 Blanshard Street.
Screenings always start at 9PM. Rain or shine!

 

How can I volunteer?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Free-B Film Festival. For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

I lost something! Do you have it?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the space. If a lost item is found, we will keep it at the venue. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact the venue.

Movies Under The Maltworks

(Cancelled for 2020)

 

What’s at Movie Under The Maltworks?

At the venue, we have lots and lots of Phillips beer! In fact, we are pouring TWO regular Phillips beer and a SPECIAL cask created just for you! We also have a food truck at the venue for your late night cravings. On top of watching the film, you also get one free beer and a spirited surprise!

 

What should we bring with us?

Dress warm! It will get cold once the sun goes down.
Bring a chair! A limited number of chairs are available for rent.
Cash for beer!
2 pieces of ID

 

Why 19+?

Beer will be served at the event. According to BC Liquor Laws, all attendees must be 19 years or older.
Two pieces of ID are required in BC to verify age.

 

The first piece of identification must:
be issued by a government agency (Canadian or other) and
include the person’s name, birth date and picture
Primary ID can include a driver’s licence (including out-of-province), passport, citizenship card, First Nations status card, federal Firearms Possession and Acquisition licence, National Defence ID. Any of these can be used as a secondary piece of identification as well.

 

The second piece of ID is required to verify the authenticity of the first piece of ID. It must:
include an imprint of the person’s name and
include the person’s signature and/or picture
Secondary ID examples can include credit cards, bank cards, university or college student ID cards, interim driver’s licences (issued by ICBC), BC Transit ProPASSes, Canadian Blood Services donor cards, Transport Canada’s Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, Aeroplan cards or other ID that include an imprint of the person’s name and either the person’s signature or the person’s picture.
A temporary licence (that yellow paper) does not count as a valid piece of ID!

 

Where is Movie Under The Maltworks happening and at what time?

All screenings take place in the backyard of Phillips Brewery at 2010 Government Street. Doors open at 8 PM and the screening starts at 9 PM. Be there early and pick the best seats!

 

Where can we buy tickets?

Buy tickets in advance online or in person at 1215 Blanshard street. We’re open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM. If the event is not sold out, you can also buy tickets at the door. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. The screening will take place whether it rains or shines! No babes in arms please. Tickets include the screening, one Phillips beer and a spirited surprise!

 

How can I volunteer?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Movie Under The Maltworks, as long as you are 19+ (due to liquor laws). For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

I lost something! Do you have it?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the space. If a lost item is found, we will keep it in our office at 1215 Blanshard street, open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact our Box Office Manager or call us at (250) 389-0444.

 

Make sure to include:

A description of the item you lost

The time and date you think you might have lost it at

The screening or event you were attending

The general area where you were sitting

Ticketing Policy

  • All tickets are final sale and are non-refundable
  • Refunds on cancelled shows (when applicable) will be refunded on the original method of payment
  • Online orders and Will Call pick up will only be released to the persons with matching ID or the matching receipt for verification purposes
  • Every ticket holder needs to have a membership unless otherwise specified
  • Tickets purchased online can be picked up starting 30 minutes before showtime
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before showtime
  • Online purchase of tickets will end 1 hour before showtime
  • Tickets purchased in person cannot be replaced if lost or stolen
  • Camera, audio, and video recording equipment is prohibited

The Vic Theatre FAQ

WHAT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS IS THE VIC THEATRE FOLLOWING?

We have distanced seating and increased sanitization protocols in place. Please see our Covid-19 Protocols page for more info.

 

WHY IS THIS FILM 19+ WHEN IT’S RATED PG?

Back in October 2014, the Vic Theatre became the first cinema in Victoria to get its liquor license! That means we can sell fantastic local beer and wine in our concession – you can even bring it down into the theatre! We can’t let minors in when we’re enjoying our drinks, so unless we’ve decided to make a film an all ages screening, we’ve got to make sure our audience is over 19. Cheers!

 

WHY DO I NEED A MEMBERSHIP?

In order to watch unrated movies in BC, Consumer Protection BC requires attendees to be members of the film society screening the movie. An annual membership is only $2 and can be renewed every August 1st. For more information about our memberships, please visit the VFF Membership page.

 

CAN I BRING MY CHILD TO A SCREENING THAT HAS AN AGE LIMIT?

Unfortunately, we are held to BC liquor and Consumer Protection laws. Unless the screening is listed as “All Ages” minors cannot attend, even with parent permission or attendance.

 

HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS AND PICK MY SEAT?

You can only buy advance tickets online at the box office. You can also buy tickets at the door 30 minutes before showtime. We accept debit, credit and cash. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

 

WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE CONCESSION?

For a full list of the goodies you can enjoy at The Vic Theatre, please visit our concession page.

 

WHERE IS THE VIC THEATRE AND WHERE CAN I PARK?

The Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas street, in the Nootka Court building. The entrance to the theatre is on the corner of Douglas and Humboldt. Street parking is available around The Vic Theatre.

 

The closest parkades are:

Broughton Square Parkade – 635 Broughton St

Broughton Street Parkade – 745 Broughton St

Robbins Parking – 744 Broughton St #14

 

IS THE VIC THEATRE AVAILABLE FOR RENT?

Yes! You can rent The Vic Theatre for your private and public events. For more details, pricing, and what we can offer, please visit the Vic Theatre Rental page.

 

I LOST SOMETHING! DO YOU HAVE IT?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the theatre. If a lost item is found, we will keep it in The Vic Theatre office. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact our Theatre Manager.

 

Make sure to include:

A description of the item you lost

The time and date you think you might have lost it at

The screening or event you were attending at The Vic Theatre

The general area where you were sitting in the theatre

You can also pop by the theatre and talk with the manager! We open half an hour before the first screening of the day. There is not a staff person there until that time.

 

IS THE VIC THEATRE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

The Vic Theatre is wheelchair accessible. A ramp allows you to reach an elevator that will take you down to the theatre. Our wheelchair designated areas are located toward the back of the theatre and will provide you with a good view of the screen. Make sure to ask a staff member or volunteer for help opening and operating the elevator.

 

How do i purchase WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE seats?

Wheelchair accessible seating is available in person and over the phone. Please give us a call at 250.389.0444 to arrange seat or if you have any questions.

 

WHEN IS THE THEATRE OPEN?

The Vic Theatre opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day.

We are open daily EXCEPT on the following dates:

December 24-25, and December 31 to January 4

 

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER AT THE VIC THEATRE?

We’re glad you’re interested in supporting us! To volunteer at The Vic Theatre please contact us!

Film Festival FAQ

WHAT IS A FILM FESTIVAL?

A film festival is a selection of films that are generally not widely distributed. Festivals are a vital part of the film industry, drawing hundreds of film lovers and industry insiders to sample the latest trends.

 

WHAT IS THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL?

The Victoria Film Festival is the largest showcase of independent films on Vancouver Island. We screen more than 100 films over 10 days and host a variety of great events including:

 

Victoria Film Festival Opening Gala

In Conversation With

Sizzle

SpringBoard

Art Exhibits

Sips ‘N’ Cinema

 

WHAT KIND OF MOVIES CAN WE EXPECT?

The VFF showcases more than 100 independent films annually and our program includes everything from documentary to drama, horror to hilarity. We often screen films that don’t have a promotions budget.

 

ARE THE MOVIES SUBTITLED?

Generally, any film from a foreign language country (or Quebec) will have subtitles. It is rare, but on occasion we will present a dubbed film.

 

CAN I SEE A SINGLE FILM?

While we encourage members to get as much out of their Festival experience as possible, you may choose to see just one or two films. However, you will still need a membership (just $2 for the course of the Festival and a year of unrated Vic Theatre films).

 

CAN I BUY A TICKET SOLELY FOR THE OPENING GALA FILM?

Unfortunately, not for the main screening at The Vic Theatre on Opening Night.

 

HOW MUCH ARE FESTIVAL TICKETS?

VFF members can attend any unrated screening for $13.33 plus tax (plus a $2 annual membership fee which allows us to show you unrated films).

Prices for special events are noted in the Program Guide, and depend on event.

 

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?

Online: Please visit our box office
By phone: 250.389.0444
In person: 1215 Blanshard Street (beside the old Empire Theatre/Capitol 6 location), or at the venue 30 minutes before the showing, if available.

 

Will-call tickets will be available to pick up the day after you order them.

 

Tickets will be available at the VFF office during advance box office hours (9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday).

 

Once the Festival has started, you may pick up will-call tickets at the venue of the first film you are attending**, during the evenings and weekends. The tickets will be available 30 minutes before the first show time. Passes and memberships bought without tickets will need to be picked up at the VFF Office.

 

**This excludes Capitol 6 venue (will-call tickets for this venue must be picked up at the VFF Office at 1215 Blanshard Street).

 

CAN I BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SAME-DAY SHOWS?

There are no advance ticket sales for same-day shows.
Online sales end at midnight for shows the following day.

Remaining Available tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to show time.

 

HOW DOES THE 5- OR 10-TICKET PASS WORK?

The 5- or 10-ticket voucher packs offer a discount on bulk purchases. Purchasing 5 or 10 tickets for specific movies at once, will provide you with the same discount.

 

HOW DO I REDEEM GIFT VOUCHERS?

You can redeem vouchers online. In your Cart, under “Coupon Code”, type the code for each ticket and click “Apply Coupon”. Vouchers may also be redeemed at the box office.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF ADVANCE TICKETS SELL OUT AND I HAVE A PASS?

Twenty-five percent of the theatre is set aside for pass holders but we strongly recommend that you arrive early to ensure a seat.

 

CAN I GO TO FILMS WITH MY SPRINGBOARD PASS?

No, the SpringBoard Pass allows access to SpringBoard talks and networking receptions only. If you would like to attend Springboard and films, please consider one of the other Pass options available for the Festival.

VFF Online FAQ

Coming soon the a living room near you!

Art of the Cocktail FAQ

(Cancelled for 2020)

 

WHY 19+?

Art of The Cocktail is a series of events where local and international distillers and distributors will be pouring cocktails. BC law requires that all attendees be 19 years or older at all Art of The Cocktail events.

 

WHERE AND WHEN IS ART OF THE COCKTAIL?

Both the Grand Tasting and Cocktails Up Close take place at Crystal Garden at 713 Douglas St in Victoria, BC. All events are on the second Saturday of October. The VIP Grand Tasting starts at 6 PM and the Public Grand Tasting starts at 7 PM. All the Cocktails Up Close Sessions take place at different times throughout the day.

 

BUYING TICKETS

We recommend buying tickets in advance as the events often sell out. You can buy tickets in advance online or in person at 1215 Blanshard street. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM.
We accept debit, credit and cash. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Broughton st. Parkade – 745 Broughton St
Superior St. Parking – 620-698 Superior St Parking

 

CAN I BUY LIQUOR ART OF THE COCKTAIL?

A popup liquor store is open at Art of The Cocktail! Whether you liked the Cocktail Up Close drinks or a particular liquor at the Grand Tasting, Vessel Liquor Store is on site to provide you with the chance to walk away with your favourite bottles.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

Two pieces of ID are required in BC to verify age.

 

The first piece of identification must:
be issued by a government agency (Canadian or other) and
include the person’s name, birth date and picture
Primary ID can include a driver’s licence (including out-of-province), passport, citizenship card, First Nations status card, federal Firearms Possession and Acquisition licence, National Defence ID. Any of these can be used as a secondary piece of identification as well.

 

The second piece of ID is required to verify the authenticity of the first piece of ID. It must:
include an imprint of the person’s name and
include the person’s signature and/or picture
Secondary ID examples can include credit cards, bank cards, university or college student ID cards, interim driver’s licences (issued by ICBC), BC Transit ProPASSes, Canadian Blood Services donor cards, Transport Canada’s Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, Aeroplan cards or other ID that include an imprint of the person’s name and either the person’s signature or the person’s picture.
A temporary licence (that yellow paper) does not count as a valid piece of ID!

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

The Grand Tasting includes a Best Dressed Competition! Wear you after-five attire for a chance to win the title and great prizes!
Coat check is available at the door by donation.

 

WHERE DO I FIND THE PICTURES?

A selection of the events pictures are posted on the week after. So from the Monday to the Friday following the Grand Tasting keep an eye on our Facebook page and make sure to tag yourself and friends!

 

HOW IS THE FOOD?

Enjoy tasters and hors d’oeuvres from the best local restaurants at the Grand Tasting! From 10 Acres to the Fairmont Empress, we’ve got something for everyone. Having dinner before the Grand Tasting is still a great idea!

 

CAN I VOLUNTEER AT ART OF THE COCKTAIL?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Art of The Cocktail, as long as you are 19+ (due to liquor laws). For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

I LOST SOMETHING! DO YOU HAVE IT?

All lost items at Art of The Cocktail are brought to the venue security. Please contact the venue to know if your item was found.

 

IS THE VENUE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Crystal Garden is wheelchair accessible. Elevators can take you to the main and second flour during the Grand Tasting. Please seek out a volunteer or staff member when you arrive so we can show you around.

Free-B Film Festival FAQ

WHO CAN ATTEND FREE-B?

This is an all ages event! Everyone is welcome. Films are usually rated G or PG, with some exceptions. Viewers are limited to 50. Please pre-register online. A full list of the films and their rating is available on our website.

 

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING WITH US?

Chairs will be provided.
Stay warm! It might get cold after sundown.
Snacks and drinks! NO ALCOHOL. NO SMOKING. Feel free to bring snacks with you. We have no popcorn, no food trucks at Free B. Make sure to dispose of your garbage and take away everything you brought with you.

 

WHERE AND WHEN IS FREE-B?

Free-B is located at the Fort Common courtyard between Starbucks and Be Love – 1017 Blanshard Street.
Screenings always start at 9PM. Rain or shine!

 

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Free-B Film Festival. For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

I LOST SOMETHING! DO YOU HAVE IT?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the space. If a lost item is found, we will keep it at the venue. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact the venue.

Feast: Food + Film FAQ

(Cancelled for 2020)

 

WHAT DOES A FEAST SCREENING LOOK LIKE?

At Feast Food + Film you can enjoy bites, tasters and hors d’oeuvres with a side of film! From small plates to cocktail tasters, you can enjoy delicious treats half an hour before the show starts. The screening might also include a short concession break. All attendees must be 19 years or older.

 

HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS?

To be able to serve you better, some rows are closed to help us serve the food and drinks. This means the number of seats are limited and the theatre can sell out fast. To make sure that everybody receives their portion of treats, all tickets must be purchased in advance. Advance tickets are sold online or in person at 1215 Blanshard Street, open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM. All Feast screenings take place at The Vic Theatre located at 808 Douglas Street (Douglas and Humboldt). We accept debit, credit and cash. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

 

I LOST SOMETHING! DO YOU HAVE IT?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the theatre. If a lost item is found, we will keep it in The Vic Theatre office. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact our Theatre Manager.

 

Make sure to include:

A description of the item you lost

The time and date you think you might have lost it at

The screening or event you were attending at The Vic

The general area where you were sitting in the theatre

You can also pop by the theatre and talk with the manager! We open half an hour before the first screening of the day. There is not a staff person there until that time.

 

IS THE VIC THEATRE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

The Vic Theatre is wheelchair accessible. A ramp allows you to reach an elevator that will take you down to the theatre. Our wheelchair designated areas are located toward the back of the theatre and will provide you with a good view of the screen. Make sure to ask a staff member or volunteer for help opening and operating the elevator.

 

WHERE IS THE VIC THEATRE AND WHERE CAN I PARK?

The Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas Street, in the Nootka Court building. The entrance to the theatre is on the corner of Douglas and Humboldt.
Street parking is available around The Vic Theatre.

 

The closest parkades are:

Broughton Square Parkade – 635 Broughton St

Broughton Street Parkade – 745 Broughton St

Robbins Parking – 744 Broughton St #14

Movies Under The Maltworks FAQ

(Cancelled for 2020)

 

WHAT’S AT MOVIE UNDER THE MALTWORKS?

At the venue, we have lots and lots of Phillips beer! In fact, we are pouring TWO regular Phillips beer and a SPECIAL cask created just for you! We also have a food truck at the venue for your late night cravings. On top of watching the film, you also get one free beer and a spirited surprise!

 

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING WITH US?

Dress warm! It will get cold once the sun goes down.
Bring a chair! A limited number of chairs are available for rent.
Cash for beer!
2 pieces of ID

 

WHY 19+?

Beer will be served at the event. According to BC Liquor Laws, all attendees must be 19 years or older.
Two pieces of ID are required in BC to verify age.

 

The first piece of identification must:
be issued by a government agency (Canadian or other) and
include the person’s name, birth date and picture
Primary ID can include a driver’s licence (including out-of-province), passport, citizenship card, First Nations status card, federal Firearms Possession and Acquisition licence, National Defence ID. Any of these can be used as a secondary piece of identification as well.

 

The second piece of ID is required to verify the authenticity of the first piece of ID. It must:
include an imprint of the person’s name and
include the person’s signature and/or picture
Secondary ID examples can include credit cards, bank cards, university or college student ID cards, interim driver’s licences (issued by ICBC), BC Transit ProPASSes, Canadian Blood Services donor cards, Transport Canada’s Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, Aeroplan cards or other ID that include an imprint of the person’s name and either the person’s signature or the person’s picture.
A temporary licence (that yellow paper) does not count as a valid piece of ID!

 

WHERE IS MOVIE UNDER THE MALTWORKS HAPPENING AND AT WHAT TIME?

All screenings take place in the backyard of Phillips Brewery at 2010 Government Street. Doors open at 8 PM and the screening starts at 9 PM. Be there early and pick the best seats!

 

WHERE CAN WE BUY TICKETS?

Buy tickets in advance online or in person at 1215 Blanshard street. We’re open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM. If the event is not sold out, you can also buy tickets at the door. We’re sorry but all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. The screening will take place whether it rains or shines! No babes in arms please. Tickets include the screening, one Phillips beer and a spirited surprise!

 

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Movie Under The Maltworks, as long as you are 19+ (due to liquor laws). For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

I LOST SOMETHING! DO YOU HAVE IT?

After each screening our staff and volunteer team clean up the space. If a lost item is found, we will keep it in our office at 1215 Blanshard street, open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. To learn if we found your lost item, please contact our Box Office Manager or call us at (250) 389-0444.

 

Make sure to include:

A description of the item you lost

The time and date you think you might have lost it at

The screening or event you were attending

The general area where you were sitting

Still have questions? Contact us here!