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#41 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 03:37 PM

The cost of this screenshot comes with quite a price tag.

The Royal BC Museum announced Aug. 31 that it has purchased IMAX Victoria from Destination Cinema for $3.8 million, thanks to a provincial government grant.

The purchase is part of long-term planning aimed at modernizing the RBCM facility, where the IMAX Victoria Theatre has been in operation since 1998.

 

https://www.vicnews....ture-full-time/



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:38 AM

More than 356,000 people visit the 369-seat theatre each year.

 

When it opened in June 1998 — as the National Geographic Theatre — it was the 17th theatre in Canada to employ Imax technology.

 

It’s the largest Imax screen in B.C., measuring 18.59 metres high and 25.9 metres wide.

 

Following a short closure, the theatre reopened July 3 with COVID-19 protocols in place. Movies currently being shown include Great Bear Rainforest, Sea Lions, Turtle Odyssey and 1917.

 

 

https://www.timescol...oria-1.24195335

 

so about 1000 patrons per day then.  that's pretty good for one screen.  of course i think even all year round that theatre has showings all day.


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#43 todd

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:29 AM

Have they stopped compressing everyone into that corridor before letting them in? Because I never liked that.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:38 AM

^ not sure there is another way to do it.  they only have/had 15 minutes between some shows.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:45 AM

Can’t they just make the time longer between shows and let people just walk in? (don’t know what’s going on currently)

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:05 AM

they could. But then they do less shows. They might play 6 different titles in a day over 9 time slots. So they will lose some audience by extending the wait.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:27 AM

they could. But then they do less shows. They might play 6 different titles in a day over 9 time slots. So they will lose some audience by extending the wait.


Can’t they just stay open longer?

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:34 AM

little movie appetite at 6am or 1am.

maybe they could just run the film strip through the projector faster.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:31 PM

little movie appetite at 6am or 1am.


Has anyone ever tried?

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:40 PM

Has anyone ever tried?

 

rocky horror picture show seems to do alright at midnight.  not sure it has been shown in victoria for years though.

 

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i could be wrong.

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:45 PM

What about start to make movies specifically for the morning market?

“morning movie”

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:47 PM

What about start to make movies specifically for the morning market?

“morning movie”

 

so starring jp patches and kelly and ryan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The show was immensely popular in the Puget Sound area and southwestern British Columbia; at the peak of its run, the program had a daily local viewership of over 100,000. It was enjoyed not only by children but also by parents, who appreciated J. P.'s frequent use of double entendre (G-rated) and sly subversiveness that mostly went over their kids' heads.

 

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One of J. P.'s bits was to call the city dump operator Gertrude on a big yellow banana phone, although Gertrude herself was never seen or heard. One day, as J. P. asked for a ham sandwich from Gertrude for a picnic, Newman yelled out, in a falsetto voice, "Okay Julius, I'll send it right down." Wedes was as surprised as everyone else, and from that day forward Newman became Gertrude, with his falsetto voice, frumpy dress and a wig made from a dyed red mop. J. P. got his "ham" as Bob Newman was willing to do anything for a laugh and proved to be the perfect foil for Wedes' improvisational comedy. 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 September 2020 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:49 PM

so starring jp patches and kelly and ryan?


Fine I’ll do it.
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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:10 PM

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#55 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:00 PM

In a media release Friday, the IMAX at the Royal BC Museum announced its reopening date.

The Royal BC Museum confirmed the IMAX Victoria theatre will reopen to the public on Friday, September 3rd.

https://www.victoria...ar-long-hiatus/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 August 2021 - 02:01 PM.

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