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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

As part of our celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver, we are bringing the nostalgic and wistful (not to mention beloved!) CINEMA PARADISO back to our screen on Tuesday, June 13.

Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso’s projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.

“Still rapturous after all these years, Cinema Paradiso stands as one of the great films about movie love.” (The Washington Post)

“One of the most delightful and affecting of all movie endings.” (The Daily Mail)

Presented with the generous help and support from our friends at the Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, Italian Day on the Drive, and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival.

*Please note: This film screens in Italian with English subtitles.


Tuesday, June 13
Doors 5:45 | Movie 6:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*All ages balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.


CINEMA PARADISO “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 / 155 mins / Italian with English subs) | With sweeping cinematography, gorgeous performances, and a heart-tugging nostalgic storyline about childhood and coming-of-age, CINEMA PARADISO remains one of Italy’s most beloved cinematic exports. Loosely based on writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore’s own life, the story follows a prominent filmmaker recalling the days of his magical boyhood, when he fell in love with movies and formed a deep friendship with the projectionist at his village’s theatre.

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