Club FiveSixty atmosphere

This year’s Vancouver International Film Festival closing gala was held at the former A&B Sound Store at 560 Seymour Street, now reincarnated as Club FiveSixty. With 28,000 feet of club space spread over four floors, the space renovation cost $4 million. The basement alone is 6,000 square feet with 11 foot ceilings, unisex bathrooms, and its own bar, DJ, and dance floor. The result was a chic, spacious club that offers numerous possibilities for entertaining a large and fabulous group of Vancouverites such as the VIFF film crowd.

O'Douls Risotto signage

O’Douls Restaurant catered a good portion of the event, serving Truffled Wild Mushroom Risotto in a Parmesan wheel in one area, and steamed chicken buns and spring rolls in another.

[O’Doul’s chefs at work]

[Truffled Wild Mushroom Risotto in a Parmesan wheel]

Cerviche is served!

David MacKenzie, second from left brownies Rumba Calzada's drummer
[Bottom: Vancouver Foodster’s Richard Wolak with VIFF gala producer Barbara Chirinos]

VIFF Closing Gala attendees Paul McGillon and wife
[Paul McGillon and wife]

VIFF Closing Gala attendees

If you recognize any familiar faces in my photos, please let me know, and I’ll include their names in additional captions. This event attracted well over 500 people! If you were there, I’m sure you’ll agree that it was quite the party to close off the 2010 VIFF.


  • Comment by Bryan S. — October 18, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    Looks like I missed quite the party!!

  • Comment by Freddie — October 18, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    Love that chandelier. Think I’ll have to make it down there this month for (insert club function here). Fun post.

  • Comment by Georgina Wu — October 21, 2010 @ 6:26 am

    Those photos are awesome 🙂 Next year I’m going for sure. Luckily I got into several films this year. As usual with VIFF, so many to choose from!

  • Comment by cindy cirillo — October 15, 2011 @ 9:13 pm


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