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Movies at MARKET announces a mouth-watering line-up for Winter 2015

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 23, 2015 – Movies at MARKET has announced its winter line up of mouth-watering movies to run between February and April 2015. Hosted by Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver in its private Blue Moon Theatre, an exclusive screening of Chocolat, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Entre les Bras will be shown followed by a themed menu created by Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau in MARKET by Jean-Georges. Space is limited and the events sell out quickly, so Movies at MARKET fans are urged to book now to avoid disappointment.

Chocolat, February 13 & 14- A special Valentine’s Day edition of Movies at MARKET will take place on February 13 & 14. The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in Chocolat. Set in 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community's activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. After settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations. Chocolat features a distinguished supporting cast, including Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, and Johnny Depp. For the Valentine’s Day Movies at MARKET, tickets will be priced at $128 per person and include a glass of champagne, gourmet popcorn, movie and a Chocolat themed five-course dinner.

The Hundred-Foot Journey, March 6 & 7 - Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant; the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments - until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Madame Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite, combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even she cannot ignore.

Entre les Bras, April 3 & 4 - On the French documentary Entre les Bras, the three-Michelin-stars French chef Michel Bras decides to hands his restaurant over to his son Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years. Entre les Bras follows this gastronomic transition from father to son, in the hilly landscape of Aubrac region of France, and provides a window into their family dynamics. Between Jonathan Nossiter's Mondovino and Raymond Depardon's La Vie Moderne, this documentary draws a moving and joyful portrait of this outstanding family devoted to the Haute Cuisine for three generations.

Following the movie, guests of the Movies at MARKET are escorted to MARKET by Jean-Georges’ main dining room to enjoy a dinner menu inspired by the film du jour. Movies at MARKET includes a glass of bubbly, gourmet popcorn, film screening, and a private four-course dinner. The doors open at 5:30 pm with a glass of bubbly upon arrival, and the event starts at 6:00 pm with the screening of the movie followed by dinner. Regular tickets (excluding the Valentine’s Day special) for Movies at MARKET are priced at $78 with wine pairings available for an additional $55 or $110. For more information or for reservations, call the restaurant at (604) 695-1115.

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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Media contacts:

Sonya Hwang, MARKET by Jean-Georges                   Liz Sperandeo, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Ph: (604) 932-0308                                                        Ph: (604) 661-3352

Email: sonya@kicommunications.ca                             Email: liz.sperandeo@shangri-la.com