Win Tickets to Vancouver Archives Screenings


Monday, October 27th, 2014 — 3:44pm PST
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The City of Vancouver Archives will present their fifth annual screening of “Vancouver – A Progressive City!” at the Vancity Theatre this November. This popular screening, complete with a wide range of newsreel footage, home movies, industrial and promotional films, will focus on Vancouver from the 1930s-1960s.


1946. Airline stewardess passing the “Vancouver, City of Destiny” film to a man at the airport. Archives# CVA 1184-2349. Photographer: Jack Lindsay

Local historian Michael Kluckner will provide historical commentary with emphasis on Vancouver’s workforce, celebrations, and the city’s commerce, heritage and culture.

Some of this year’s archival highlights will include the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge, early milk delivery service, the Grey Cup and Shriners parades, and television spots reporting on the community. The screening will also feature a special cameo appearance of Vancouver’s first city archivist, Major J.S. Matthews.

Another screening, “Vintage Vancouver“, will be hosted by Michael Kluckner on November 2nd. Kluckner will guide the audience on a moving image journey into Vancouver’s past with musical accompaniment by jazz pianist Wayne Stewart. Highlights include home movies, park board films, experimental films, and on-the-fly documentaries.

To accommodate the demand for these screenings, three showtimes are available:

Film: Vancouver – A Progressive City!
Screening Time: 2:30pm on November 2, 2014
Location: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Speaker: Michael Kluckner

Film: Vancouver – A Progressive City!
Screening Time: 2:30pm on November 30, 2014
Location: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Speaker: Michael Kluckner

Film: Vintage Vancouver
Screening Time: 7:30pm on November 2, 2014
Location: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Speaker: Michael Kluckner and Wayne Stewart on piano

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to each of the three screenings available thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming which screening you would be able to attend (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tix to a @VanArchives film screening from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/DqJ5Z

I will draw one winner at random for each screening. Each winner will receive two tickets to that screening. The draw will take place on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:00pm. Follow the City of Vancouver Archives on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this event and many others.

Update The winners are: Don McQueen (Nov 2nd at 2:30pm); Verna Morse (Nov 2nd at 7:30pm)

Current contests on Miss604.com

18 comments

  1. Liz Simmons says:

    Film: Vintage Vancouver
    Screening Time: 7:30pm on November 2, 2014
    Location: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
    Speaker: Michael Kluckner and Wayne Stewart on piano

  2. Kevin says:

    Screening Time: 7:30pm on November 2, 2014

  3. Don McQueen says:

    2:30 Nov 2 would be great – although I could make any of them!

  4. Verna Morse says:

    730 on the 2nd, please!:)

  5. Lorena Grande says:

    November 02 at 7:30 please 🙂

  6. Andre says:

    7:30pm on November 2, 2014 please

  7. Ellie says:

    2:30 on November 30th! Looks great!

  8. Robert says:

    Love Vancouver

  9. Laura says:

    2:30 on November 30th!

  10. Steve says:

    730 Nov 2nd (but any would be great). I’m a huge Michael Kluckner fan and have all of his books!

  11. Ella says:

    2:30pm on November 2, 2014. Thanks.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Nov 2nd at 7:30pm please!

  13. Sanaz says:

    I’d like to see Vintage Vancouver on Nov 2nd.

  14. Kathleen says:

    any of them!

  15. cathy says:

    NOV 2 at 7:30 please

  16. Deborah says:

    Would love to see Nov 2nd showing 2:30 please.

  17. Deb says:

    Nov. 30th please & thanks!

  18. Maryanne says:

    November 30

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