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Historical films to be screened at Vancity Theatre this month

November 6 2015

The City of Vancouver presents

The sixth annual screening of historical films from the City of Vancouver Archives will be presented at the Vancity Theatre this month.

The screening of Vancouver – A Distant Mirror will feature never-before-seen movies dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Local historian Michael Kluckner will host the viewings, providing historical insight and background for each film. Movies will be presented both silently and with soundtracks. Pianist Wayne Stewart will provide live musical accompaniment for the silent movies.

Screening details

Shows have been sold out for the last five years. Additional screenings will be held this November, as well as an encore screening of the 2013 show, Reflecting the City: Movies from the City of Vancouver Archives.

Vancouver – A Distant Mirror

Dates and times

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Location

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street

Reflecting the City: Movies from the City of Vancouver Archives

Date and time

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Location

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street

Four themes of Vancouver – A Distant Mirror

Filming Friends and Family 

Features domestic lives of Vancouverites from the 1920s to 1960s, including acting in a dramatized home movie, doing the twist at home, and playing with dogs and cats in the backyard

Out with a Camera 

Features once-common pasttimes in Vancouver from the 1930s to 1960s, including maintaining the automobile at the neighbourhood service garage, viewing a grain elevator fire in the Burrard Inlet, and riding the city's last streetcar

Old False Creek

Features a more industrial False Creek from the 1950s to 1970s, including barrel manufacturer Sweeney Cooperage, and a sound version of the construction of the current Granville Street Bridge

A Distant Mirror

Features a bus tour through Vancouver during the 1940s showing many early buildings currently marked by present-day heritage status.

This section also features Vancouver's first Grey Cup Parade in 1955.

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