Why 19+?

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


Back in October 2014, the Vic 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!  The only trouble is that 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!


Right now, we're serving:

Spinnakers' Lager, Cascadia Dark Ale, and Queen Bee Honey Kolsch

Phillips Beer's Blue Buck and Pilsner

Driftwood Brewery's Fat Tug IPA and White Bark Witbier

de Vine Vineyards' Foch and Pinot Gris.


Keep an eye out for cocktails at our special events!  In the past, we've served mulled wine, bourbon milkshakes, Pimm's Cup, White Russians, and—for the 50th anniversary of James Bond film Goldfinger—martinis!

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About Membership



What is a membership and why do I need one?

Did you know that all the movies you normally see at the theatre have been classified? A film's rating on IMDb or on the back of its DVD case isn't universal; B.C. has its own classification system. That means filmmakers must submit their films to the Consumer Protection Authority of B.C. for review before being assigned a rating. It's a costly process, and one that many independent filmmakers—and the Victoria Film Festival—can't afford.  That's why some of the films shown at the Vic Theatre and all of the films at the Victoria Film Festival are unclassified.

In British Columbia the only way to view unclassified films is to be an active member of the society showing the film and over the age of 18—that's the law, even if the film would get a G rating.

But here's the good news!

Membership to the Victoria Film Festival Society (VFF) is only $2.00. It's good for one festival year (August 2016 to July 31 2017) and you can keep the membership fob in your wallet or on your keychain to show us each time you come to a film.

The Victoria Film Festival is a non-profit, charitable organization.

NOTE: If you have purchased a Victoria Film Festival Film, Gold or Platinum pass, or aFriends of the Vic membership, you DO NOT need to purchase a separate VFF Membership, as it is included with your pass purchase.

Memberships are available for purchase any time The Vic's box office is open, it only takes a moment!

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FOTV: May!

Free film for all Friends of The Vic Theatre and $5 (+GST) for a friend.


Strangers on the Earth





To follow the Camino de Santiago path on Europe’s most famous pilgrimage route is a stunning experience that cellist Dane Johansen accomplishes in Strangers on the Earth. Follow his 30-day long journey with strangers & other fellow travellers as he tries and understand what this pilgrimage is all about.


Sunday, May 21st at 7pm

If this screening doesn't work for you, send me an email and we can sort something out. :)


Want to become a Friend of The Vic Theatre? Go here.



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