Movies

Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)

Some movie theatres set to reopen this week following lengthy COVID-19 shutdown

Movie goers should expect a different experience, B.C.’s two largest movie theatre companies say

Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)
Landmark Cinemas locations in Campbell River and Courtney are set to re-open with adaptations on July 3, 2020. Pixabay Image

Free refills out, limited seating in – Landmark Cinemas to reopen select B.C. locations July 3

Island locations include Campbell River, Courtenay, Nanaimo and Port Alberni

  • Jun 27, 2020
Landmark Cinemas locations in Campbell River and Courtney are set to re-open with adaptations on July 3, 2020. Pixabay Image
A scene from the 1982 movie “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”

Movie theatre to reopen in Duncan with ‘E.T.’ and more

‘We will be one of the first indoor theatres to open in Canada’ since COVID-19 forced closures

A scene from the 1982 movie “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hot ticket: Tickets available for Island drive-in theatre experiences

Lion King coming to the big screen at the Cowichan Exhibition, as well as sites in Alberni, Nanaimo

A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)
Sandra Oh arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Canadian film will be celebrated this week with some online streaming initiatives spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Canuck movies to be celebrated virtually on National Canadian Film Day

The day will feature a four-hour interactive livestream broadcast

Sandra Oh arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Canadian film will be celebrated this week with some online streaming initiatives spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus

New James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ will now hit theatres worldwide in November 2020

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)
A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”

‘Paw Patrol’ to be turned into first of multiple feature films

Spin Master says the animated movie will hit theatres in August 2021.

A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”
Sigourney Weaver arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

VIDEO: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture at Academy Awards

Bong Joon Ho’s satire took best director, best original screenplay and best international film

Sigourney Weaver arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
VIDEO: From Pitt to ‘1917,’ what to anticipate at Sunday’s Oscars
VIDEO: From Pitt to ‘1917,’ what to anticipate at Sunday’s Oscars
Jurassic World 3 movie set will be looking for extras while shooting in Merritt. (Photo: JurassicWorld3.net)

‘Want to get eaten?’ Hollywood’s Jurassic World 3 looking for extras during B.C. filming

The dinosaur snacks are invited to the open casting call for Feb. 24

Jurassic World 3 movie set will be looking for extras while shooting in Merritt. (Photo: JurassicWorld3.net)
This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows actor Kirk Douglas, seated left, holding hands with his wife Anne Douglas, seated right, as they pose with family members, their son Michael, standing second left, his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, standing second and their children, Carys, left, and son Dylan during Kirk’s 100th birthday party in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

The ‘Spartacus’ star and father of actor Michael Douglas was nominated for three Oscars

This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows actor Kirk Douglas, seated left, holding hands with his wife Anne Douglas, seated right, as they pose with family members, their son Michael, standing second left, his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, standing second and their children, Carys, left, and son Dylan during Kirk’s 100th birthday party in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020

Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020

New head programmer Kinga Binkowska brings new ideas, international experience to bear

Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020
In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
‘Finding Solitude’ filmmakers Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg, left, and Jaiden George eagerly wait for ticket holders to take their seats at the Nov. 17 Ucluelet premiere of their short environmental film. The young duo held three sold out screenings over the weekend and raised about $1,500 for Ucluelet Secondary School’s Surfrider Youth Club. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

‘Finding Solitude’ film showcases Vancouver Island’s natural beauty

Young filmmakers combine in a dazzling work about protecting our lands

‘Finding Solitude’ filmmakers Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg, left, and Jaiden George eagerly wait for ticket holders to take their seats at the Nov. 17 Ucluelet premiere of their short environmental film. The young duo held three sold out screenings over the weekend and raised about $1,500 for Ucluelet Secondary School’s Surfrider Youth Club. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Poppy Northcutt was one of the only women working behind the scenes at the launch of Apollo 11. She attended the opening of the new Apollo 11 launch at Victoria’s IMAX. (File Contributed/IMAX)

Victoria visited by one of the few women who helped launch Apollo 11

A new Apollo 11 documentary is playing at Victoria’s IMAX Theatre

Poppy Northcutt was one of the only women working behind the scenes at the launch of Apollo 11. She attended the opening of the new Apollo 11 launch at Victoria’s IMAX. (File Contributed/IMAX)
Box office hits: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

Box office hits: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

Comic book anti-hero flick opens with $80.3M

Box office hits: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films
Maya Rudolph, left, and Melissa McCarthy in ‘The Happytime Murders’. (Hopper Stone/The Associated Press)

Review: X-rated Muppets in ‘The Happytime Murders’

‘So empty of wit’; one star out of four

  • Aug 23, 2018
Maya Rudolph, left, and Melissa McCarthy in ‘The Happytime Murders’. (Hopper Stone/The Associated Press)
In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Spike Lee appears after the premiere of his film ‘BlacKkKlansman’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Lee is releasing his latest film this weekend, a year after the violent clashes in Charlottesville in which anti-racism activist Heather Heyer was run over and killed. Lee’s film is about an earlier chapter in white supremacism and the Ku Klux Klan: when African-American police detective Ron Stallworth infiltrated a Colorado Springs, Colorado, chapter of the KKK in 1979. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Spike Lee on ‘BlacKkKlansman’: Don’t call it a comeback

Review: movie an ‘incendiary satire of white supremacy’

  • Aug 9, 2018
In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Spike Lee appears after the premiere of his film ‘BlacKkKlansman’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Lee is releasing his latest film this weekend, a year after the violent clashes in Charlottesville in which anti-racism activist Heather Heyer was run over and killed. Lee’s film is about an earlier chapter in white supremacism and the Ku Klux Klan: when African-American police detective Ron Stallworth infiltrated a Colorado Springs, Colorado, chapter of the KKK in 1979. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from “Incredibles 2.” The acclaimed Pixar sequel has passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, making it Disney’s third film this year to cross the box-office milestone. Disney said Tuesday that Brad Bird’s summer blockbuster reached $1 billion on Monday, July 30. (Disney/Pixar via AP)

‘Incredibles 2’ rolls past $1 billion at worldwide box office

Disney releases account for exactly half of the 36 films to ever reach $1B global milestone

This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from “Incredibles 2.” The acclaimed Pixar sequel has passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, making it Disney’s third film this year to cross the box-office milestone. Disney said Tuesday that Brad Bird’s summer blockbuster reached $1 billion on Monday, July 30. (Disney/Pixar via AP)