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Best Entertainment in Vancouver

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Omnimax Theatre

This massive domed theater, one of the largest in the world, transports its visitors to a myriad of spectacular locations. It's a 400-seat theater with a five-story screen and 28-speaker digital sound system. And as if that wasn't impressive enough, Omnimax Theatre shows award-winning science and nature films from around the globe.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Pacific Theatre

For 29 seasons Pacific Theatre has regaled audiences with their 117 productions featuring established as well as original acts. Some of their shows have featured well known local theater artists and international ones too. Promoting theater that explores the spiritual side, their shows have always had powerful, thought provoking performances, spectacular designs and interesting stories. Nestled in the notable Chalmer's Heritage Building, this 128 seat theater is perhaps one of Vancouver's only theater companies which produces an entire season in its own stage.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Rogers Arena

Locally also known as "The Cable Box" and "The Phone Booth", Rogers Arena is downtown's modern entertainment complex. The arena boasts the latest technology and great lines of sight from all seats. It is also home to the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. There are family restaurants, cappuccino bars, Mexican burrito stands, pizza parlors, popcorn and pop kiosks and a beer garden. For fine dining, there's the Club Lounge, the five-star BC Club and the Spirit Club Tap and Grill. It is also a premium venue for sports and entertainment in Vancouver.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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The Improv Centre

Located on the scenic Granville Island and in the Vancouver TheatreSports League, the Improv Centre is the place to go to for some comic relief. You can enjoy the comical theatrics or musicals of new and well known actors from Wednesday to Saturday. Their witty liners and talent will want you to come back for more. The shows are always creative and full of punch and changes throughout the year giving you a variety to choose from.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Commodore Lanes & Billiards

This 12 lane bowling alley and billiards hall makes for a great indoor activity for families and friends alike. An onsite arcade will keep the little ones entertained while parents bowl or shoot pool. Open for over 80 years, this classic Vancouver venue is sure to please everyone in your group.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Fifth Avenue Cinemas

This is a chic five-screen multiplex where you will find Kitsilano locals finished shopping at next door's Westbeach grab lattes and muffins before settling into one of this theater's five comfy and stylish cinemas. It shows foreign, independent and alternative wide-release films and has the usual candy and snack bar. Only those who are 19 years and above are allowed in Fifth Avenue Cinemas.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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The Historic Theatre

Situated inside The Cultch the Historic Theatre is a theatrical and music events space. The theater is spread across standards seating arrangements but it can be customized as per the event requirements. The theater has been home to many a plays, musical performances and various other events, contact the rentals coordinator for rates and more details. Check the website for details regarding upcoming performances and ticket booking.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Malkin Bowl

Malkin Bowl is a fantastic place to enjoy theater. Not only can you watch a brilliant show, you can do it beneath the sun and stars. This outdoor venue has played host to a number of music and theater events. Music concerts often find the Bowl a perfect location to draw in the crowds. The 1996 Pearl Jam concert was one of the biggest and most memorable event held here, and even inspired the place's nickname, Merkin Ball after their record. The Malkin Bowl is also home to the non-profit production company TUTS or Theatre Under The Stars.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Presentation House Theatre

Presentation House Theatre has been entertaining the neighborhoods of North Vancouver for more than thirty years and offers a cozy yet friendly and entertaining experience. It is a place where you will find various performing arts in a professional level and catering to different audiences. The venue is also given out on rents to small theater companies, upcoming producers and one night musicals and concerts.

North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Jericho Arts Centre

Jericho Arts Centre is a non-profit theater run by the West Point Grey Community Association and partnered by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and United Players. Located near the Jericho Beach, this 135 seat venue offers a thrilling 5 play season and gives opportunities for disabled people to take part in various acts. You will thoroughly appreciate your passion for theater and the plays at JAC as it is commonly known.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Metro Theatre Centre

If you are a theater lover then you will surely adore the Metro Theatre Centre which is run by a non-profit organization called the Metropolitan Theatre Co-Operative. The theater's main objective is to promote and advance theater arts on a non-professional platform. Metro is also a training center for many local actors, technicians and directors. The theater puts on eight production shows in addition to an authentic British Christmas pantomime each year. The shows are all popular plays and musicals by well known playwrights across the world and the production is of top quality.

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Theatre at UBC

Located on campus of the University of British Columbia, the Theatre at UBC is an on-site performance venue run by the drama department at the University. This venue has concrete walls, wood carving and thick glass panels. This historic venue has been home to a number of productions by the University, and has gone on to win many accolades. The Frederic Wood Theatre also doubles up as a dance and concert hall. The facility has disabled access and is also budget friendly. Parking is easily available.

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