The Imperial Theatre Vancouver


The Imperial is conveniently located in Vancouver’s urban core at 319 Main Street (between Hastings and Cordova). Originally a Chinese-Language house in the early 70s known as the Golden Harvest, the theatre was a popular destination for watching authentic kung-fu movies. After a mulit-million dollar renovation, the Imperial is now one of the coolest boutique theatres and private event venues in the city, maybe even the country. 

Modeled after the Electric Cinema, a multi-purpose venue in London, the theatre’s current incarnation is a cross between your typical art-house screening room and a high-end steak house. Miniature replicas of Qin Dynasty Terracotta warriors line a shelf encircling the bar’s counter: a tasteful touch of chinoiserie that acknowledges the venue’s past. Tiled sinks in the washrooms, live koi fish in our lounge aquarium and two fully functioning bars are only a few of our allures. A successful marriage between the old and the new has set the foundation for another page in the venue’s storied life.


TWC’s premiere ELEVATE Gala Fundraiser will feature an amazing mocktail and canapé social reception, a short film, guest speakers including MP Don Davies, and a live music concert with The Originals Band, The Honeyboy Wilson Trio, and Tonye Aganaba. Decadent desserts, teas and co ee will be served to complete the night. Valet Parking will be available.

Over 250 guests will be introduced to some amazing men from Together We Can, and social leaders in our community. We will learn more about how we can come together to provide greater access to recovery solutions for our families. A charity auction, door prizes, and raffle draws will be going on throughout the evening, featuring a variety of luxury items. As guests mingle and socialize, they will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken on our red carpet sponsor wall, or share their fun on social media with the TWC Photo Booth.