Video: Projection Project trailer

The Projection Project – Now Online! from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. Silmara and I are pleased to present this trailer for our website: www.projectionproject.com. The site features photography, video & articles culled from our exploration of cinemas in British Columbia as we witnessed the replacement of 35 mm film...

The Projection Project exhibition in Vernon, BC

Silmara Albi - photo by Ester Bueno
Remembering the ‘reel’ days of movie houses Published: June 07, Vernon Morning Star. http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/entertainment/210459011.html Silmara Albi likes to think of herself as a visual artist. Brazilian-born and raised, she now lives in Vancouver with her Canadian husband. “I miss a lot of things about Brazil, of course, but I...

Video: Hope Cinema

Hope Cinema from Alastair Sutherland on Vimeo. The recent conversion of movie exhibition from film to digital projection has had a significant impact on independently operated movie cinemas in cities and in small towns. The enormous cost of the digital upgrade and other cultural factors has put many long...

Salmar Classic Theatre – Community Becomes Family

Salmar Classic Theatre
A unique piece of sculpture rests in the lobby of the Salmar Classic Theatre in Salmon Arm. For years, it was hidden away, up a flight of narrow wooden stairs where it was the most important working piece of equipment in the theatre – the film projector. Now, replaced...

Video: Film projector is replaced with the digital one

Projection from Silmara Albi on Vimeo. This is a project by Silmara Albi and Curtis Emde. We have been documenting the shift from film to digital projection at classic cinemas in BC, Canada. The project consists of a photo essay and a video documentary. The work is in progress....

Video: A Farewell to the Ridge Theatre

A Farewell to the Ridge from Curtis Emde on Vimeo. The skyrocketing price of land and increasing property development in Vancouver, British Columbia, is forcing the closing of community gathering places and entertainment centres like the historic Ridge Theatre in Kitsilano. The doors at 3131 Arbutus Street first opened...

Lights go down on the Ridge’s last picture show

The Ridge Landmark
The 63-year old Ridge Theatre in Kitsilano screened its last film ever on Sunday, Feb. 3. Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris ended a final film festival that also included the Sound of Music, My American Cousin (with director Sandy Wilson and star Margaret Langrick in attendance) and a midnight...

Film Fades to Black

Films in the garbage bin
Digital projection technology threatens to leave smaller theatres in the dark