MARKET by Jean-Georges Launches the Movies at MARKET series with the Award-winning Spinning Plates Documentary

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 10, 2014 – Grab your gourmet popcorn and a seat, and join MARKET by Jean-Georges for a culinary journey with an inspired take on the classic pairing of dinner and a movie. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver will be opening the doors to its private Blue Moon Theatre for an exclusive screening followed by a private four-course dinner at MARKET by Jean-Georges for. Kicking off the Movies at MARKET series, on April 23 and 24, will be the Vancouver premiere of Spinning Plates, an award-winning documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who bring them to life.


In Spinning Plates, a world-renowned three-star Michelin chef competes for the ultimate restaurant prize in Chicago, while privately battling a life-threatening condition. A 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa is still standing only because of an unbreakable bond with the community. And a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Tucson struggles as its owners risk everything to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.


Once the lights come up, guests of the Movies at MARKET series will be escorted to the Georgia Room in MARKET by Jean-Georges, where the second portion of the evening awaits. Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau will create a tantalizing four-course dinner inspired by the film du jour. For Spinning Plates, Lau will prepare a menu that speaks to his love of food, starting from the comfort of his grandmother’s kitchen in Hong Kong through to leading the helm at Jean-Georges’ only restaurant in Canada.


With only 36 seats available per screening, the exclusive Movies at MARKET series will be the hottest date night ticket in town. All events will include a glass of Champagne, gourmet popcorn, film screening, and a private four-course dinner at MARKET by Jean-Georges. The doors open at 5:00 pm, with a glass of Champagne upon arrival, and the event starts at 5:30 pm with the screening of the movie followed by dinner. Tickets for Movies at MARKET are priced at $78.00 and available by calling the restaurant at (604) 695-1115.


Running from April through June, with two screenings of the feature film each month, the series will include movies that range from award-winning documentaries to foodie cult classic flicks. Get more details on the upcoming movies by signing up for MARKET’s newsletter at
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MARKET by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for the three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. MARKET, open seven days a week from breakfast through dinner, is located on the hotel’s third floor and accessible through the hotel or directly off Alberni Street.



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