Happy Bats Cinema

Some say Happy Bats Cinema is Vancouver's best movie rental shop.

Credit: Hilary Henegar

Main Street’s Happy Bats Cinema rents and sells DVDs and Blu-rays for any kind of movie night—and they even place custom orders

Need a night in? Wanting to rent a foreign film or TV series? Or maybe a new release or documentary? Then head over to Happy Bats Cinema where the focus is on customer service and providing cinematic entertainment from around the world.

Happy Bats Cinema



2830 Main St, Vancouver

604-877-0666 | Map

Located on Main Street since 2004, this small independently owned DVD/Blu-ray store has more than 28,000 titles to choose from (800 of which are on Blu-ray). And if you can’t find what you want, the staff can help out and will even special order titles for you if they’re still available. Movies are for both rent and purchase.

According to Main Street resident Cherisse Dye, “the staff are always happy to help and recommend great movies. And they don’t just recommend the hot new flick, often it’s something kinda indie and smaller budget, but still really good.”


Heather Lochner is a stay-at-home mother and a freelance writer. She loves combing the neighbourhoods of Vancouver to find locally owned shops and restaurants. Together with her two children, husband and dog, she lives aboard her sailboat in Vancouver. When not at work or school, the Lochners are out cruising the BC coast.