New films debut at old theatre

Vic Theatre screens record-breaking number of Victoria film premieres in July

Prepare your popcorn.

The Vic Theatre, run by the Victoria Film Festival, will be screening a record-breaking six Victoria premiere films on its July schedule.

“We love providing Victorians with original films and showing films that they wouldn’t normally get a chance to see. We like to screen films that bring something new to the viewer,” said Victoria Film Festival Programmer, Donovan Aikman.

The month kicks off with the adaptation of the bestselling novel Suite Française.

On July 10, co-director Daniel Ferguson will be in attendance at the B.C. premiere of Last of the Elephant Men. Big Game, the latest Samuel L. Jackson film, will premiere the same day. July 23 will debut Wolfpack, the Sundance festival hit that is garnering critical acclaim. Unexpected will also debut July 23, starring Vancouver native Cobie Smulders. July will wrap up with the family-friendly A Lego Brickumentary, a look into the global Lego craze. Two additional titles are being brought back by popular demand, the Victoria premieres of Studio Ghibli’s final film When Marnie Was There and the documentary Dior and I.

The Vic Theatre originally opened in 1974 as the Towne Cinema, and was reopened by the Victoria Film Festival four years ago. It now runs films daily and is the only licensed movie theatre in Victoria. The Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas St in Nootka Court. For more information on screenings, visit thevic.ca.