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Hockey Nights in Film at the Vancity Theatre

Monday, February 16th, 2009 — 11:33am PDT
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I receive updates regularly from the Vancity International Film Centre and often they get me pretty pumped to go out and catch a flick at the lovely Vancity Theatre (currently playing The Godfather II). I just received word of their Hockey Nights in Film and I definitely think any of these movies are worth viewing during the series that will happen this March.

Slap Shot
(March 9, 14 & 20 @ 7:00pm)
The Chiefs
(March 9 @ 9:15 pm)
Perfectly Normal
(March 10 @ 7:00pm & March 16 @ 8:45pm)
Paperback Hero
(March 10 @ 9:00pm & March 16 @ 7:00pm)
Gross Misconduct
(March 11 @ 7:00pm & March 19 @ 8:30pm)
Cowards Bend the Knee
(March 11 @ 8:45pm & March 19 @ 7:00pm)
Home Game
(March 12 @ 7:00pm & March 17 @ 8:45pm)
(March 12 @ 8:45pm & March 17 @ 7:00pm)
Sudden Death
(March 13 @ 8:45pm & March 15 @ 7:00pm & March 20 @ 9:15pm)
Happy Gilmore
(March 13 @ 7:00pm & March 15 @ 9:15pm)
The Rocket
(March 14 @ 9:15pm)

There are some fun films listed above (including Happy Gilmore wherein the Surrey Minor Hockey logo is featured) and I’d love to see The Rocket on the big screen — it’s a great film. Roy Dupuis is great as Maurice Richard and you’ll even catch Vincent Lecavalier as Jean Béliveau. Cowards Bend the Knee will also be preceded by the National Film Board classic, The Sweater.

Adult tickets are only $9.50 ($12 for a double bill), student/senior tickets are $7.50 (with a $10 double bill) and all matinees are $7.50. Hockey Nights in Film is a part of this season’s Cultural Olympiad.

Update: You can win tickets to this event by heading over to Julie’s blog here.

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  1. Darren says:

    Man, that really highlights a truth about modern cinema: we have yet to make a great hockey movie.

  2. Miss604 says:

    At least they’re not screening “Miracle” ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. David Morton says:

    Thanks for noting this series!

    Darren makes a good point. There is no definitive hockey movie that I’ve seen. Some are memorable, but for the wrong reasons — like Slapshot, which is really a hockey spoof. Happy Gilmore was not really about hockey, it was about Adam Sandler. Gross Misconduct is just weird. But I never did see The Rocket.

    There have been a few good made-for-TV movie by the CBC — one about the Alan Eagleson fiasco that included characters like Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Alex Delvecchio, etc., and another one about the 1972 Canada-Russia series.

  4. Darren says:

    “The Rocket” is actually pretty good, but I wouldn’t call it great. It has a very nice and slightly unusual aesthetic.

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