Get ready basketball fans! You can watch the finals for free amongst all your friends and fellow ball lovers. Cineplex is hosting free Raptors NBA Finals viewing parties in Vancouver so now you have no reason to miss the games. Here’s everything you need to know. 

The NBA finals are all anyone can talk about in Vancouver as of late, and it makes sense. This highly anticipated face-off will see Toronto take on the Golden State Warriors. 

In order to make it the best NBA final ever, Cineplex has decided to throw some free viewing parties. Yeah, that's right. They're free!

These viewing parties will take place all over Canada and thankfully, there will be some right here in Metro Vancouver so that we won't miss out on any of the action. 

You were going to watch the game anyway, so you might as well do so on a huge theatre screen and surrounded by all your friends!

Altogether, there will be 33 Cineplex theatres across Canada screening the game with five of them right here in BC. Those locations will include several in Metro Vancouver – one in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Langley, Richmond, and also one on Vancouver Island in Victoria.

A complete list of the BC locations is as follows: 

  • Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas, North Vancouver
  • Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, Vancouver
  • Cineplex Cinemas Langley, Langley
  • SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, Richmond
  • SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, Victoria

This announcement from Cineplex comes after the City of Vancouver publicly announced that it would not be hosting an NBA viewing party in Vancouver. 

“Events of this nature require adequate lead time to plan and execute successfully, and while we reviewed plans for a potential viewing event, we were not able to identify a location that was suitable and available for a series of up to seven games,” reads the statement. 

According to Global News, this announcement was made after Vancouver Green Coun. Michael Wiebe pitched the idea of a “Jurassic Park West” to take place in the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza. 

Tickets to the first game of the series will be available in person at participating box offices starting today on May 29, 2019, at 6 PM. All Raptors viewing parties are free and you are limited to two tickets per person, per game. If you wanted to attend, you definitely want to plan ahead. 

Game one between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors will take place in Toronto on the night of May 30, 2019. Get your tickets while you can!

To see all 33 viewing locations, check out Cineplex's news release

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