Historic Vancouver Films Show for First Time
Films from the City of Vancouver Archives’ holdings dating back to 1926 and digitized at high resolution will be shown on a big screen for the first time.
When: Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm
Where: Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Two of the films were found in a time capsule removed from the Sunset Memorial Centre before it was demolished: a newsreel of Bing Crosby's visit to Vancouver in 1948 to raise funds for the Sunset Memorial Centre, and a film showing the construction of the original centre in 1949. The time capsule was not opened until 2008.
Other rare footage includes home movies of Eric Hamber, former Lieutenant-Governor of BC; World War I flying ace Albert Earl Godfrey taking off in his plane from the Royal Canadian Air Force base at Jericho Beach in 1928; and things to do in Stanley Park in the 1930s and 1940s.
Screening will be accompanied by a live musical performance. Presentations will be made by local film producer/historian Rick Schmidlin (Touch of Evil, Greed ), Leslie Mobbs, City of Vancouver Archivist and Director, Records and Archives Division and Sue Bigelow, Digital Conservator with the City of Vancouver.