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There is ample street parking available in the blocks surrounding the theatre, and in Nelson, all metered parking is free after 5:00pm. For matinees, meters give you up to 4 hours of parking time, and cost $1.25 per hour.
For strollers, please bring them into our lobby and we will find a place for you!


Our venue is exclusively General Admission, which means that when it comes to seating, it is first come first served.  We recommend either purchasing online or arriving early to get the best seats.  (On the other hand, we think all our seats are good seats, so as long as we have capacity, we hope you will still enjoy your experience 100%, even if you arrive close to screen time!)

Food & drink

The Civic Theatre’s concession boasts freshly-popped popcorn with real butter, an array of fountain drinks (with refills), hot chocolate and tea (seasonally), Chocofellar chocolate, and a variety of well-known chocolate and candy offerings. Please note that no outside food and drink is permitted.

For people with disabilities

There is one parking spot for disabled persons in front of the Seniors Centre, directly next door to The Civic Theatre, and another one in front of the Nelson’s Family Practice Centre across the street from us.
Our building and auditorium are both wheelchair accessible, and we have two spaces for wheelchair seating in our theatre.

Cannot make the movie?

There are no refunds on tickets, we can however issue you with a voucher which can be used at any other movie of your choice.


Latecomers will be seated, but you may miss critical plot details! We make every effort to start our films on time. We recommend that you come with plenty of time to get seated, visit our concession and see some trailers.

At the show

Please turn off all electronic devices for the duration of the show. If you are concerned about missing an emergency call, please leave your name, device, and seat location with an usher and we will alert you if a call comes through.

Photography and videography is strictly prohibited.

Please wait until after the film to discuss it, and be respectful of the cinema-viewing experiences of people around you.

If you have a complaint about another guest, please tell an usher rather than approaching the person yourself. We will be happy to address concerns on your behalf.

Contact us

The Civic Theatre
719 Vernon Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4G3