Vintage Vancouver: Archival Films from the Vancouver City Archives

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Sunday you can check out Vintage Vancouver: Archival Films from the Vancouver City Archives at the Vancity Theatre on Seymour. This collection of rare and unique footage will offer a glimpse of Vancouver during different eras such as 1950s Chinatown, the construction of the Stanley Park Railway in 1964, 1970s tourist attractions, and a protest in 1981 on Granville Street against a controversial film.

1959 – Archives item# CVA 672-1. BC Jennings Photographer.

Using 50 years of material, local historian Michael Kluckner guides us on a moving image journey into Vancouver’s past. With musical accompaniment by jazz pianist Wayne Stewart, this year’s highlights include home movies, park board films, experimental films, and on-the-fly documentaries.

The screening takes place at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 18, 2012 and tickets are available online. The Vancity Theatre is operated by VIFF and a membership is required for $12. With your membership fee you get a free film (which can be this one). If you’re already a member, you can skip this step when ordering and purchase a ticket for $12.

I have a pair of tickets to give away to a reader as well, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner tomorrow (Thursday, November 15, 2012) at 10:00am. Must be 19+ to attend films at the Vancity Theatre. Learn more about the Vancouver City Archives by following them on Twitter, Facebook and through the AuthentiCity blog.

Update The winner is Jeff!

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  1. KarenWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 3:40pm PST

    I have a thing for Chinatown footage, so am hoping for the win. 🙂

  2. JoshWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 11:59pm PST

    Very cool, I love learning about the city’s past.

  3. Jeff MacLeodThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 1:18am PST

    I’m interested in historical Vancouver. I’ve joined a couple online forums that show both new and old Vancouver architecture.

  4. Wendy CaseyThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 8:02am PST

    This sounds like a fantastic thing to do on a rainy Sunday!

  5. NancyThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 9:39am PST

    I would love to win this! Cool prize.

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