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Item : MI-231 - Vancouver By Night

This digital object is only viewable in person at the Archives because of the associated rights.

Title proper

Vancouver By Night

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  • Moving images

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Title statements of responsibility

Produced by Dominion Films.

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on captions in the film.

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Reference code

AM1487-: MI-231

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)


  • [1978?] (Creation)

Physical description

1 film reel (2min., 49sec.; 31.6m) : acetate, original, reversal, work print, col., si.; 16 mm

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Scope and content

Item is a documentary film documenting downtown Vancouver at night and is mostly made up of footage of neon and illuminated electric signs on Granville Street and in Chinatown. The film documents Granville Street at night, with crowds on the sidewalks and many illuminated electric signs visible, including those of the Orpheum, Vogue, and Odeon theatres. Also included is footage of a lighted fountain, the Hudson's Bay Company Building, and traffic signals. The film also documents the neon signs of a numerous restaurants and businesses in Chinatown, including the Marco Polo Restaurant, Ho Ho Chop Suey, the South Seas, Cathay Importers Company Limited, Ho Inn Chop Suey, Ming's, Asia Garden, and Loon Foon Kwok restaurant.

Physical condition

Condition report on file.

Immediate source of acquisition

Transferred from UBC Rare Books and Special Collections on January 21, 2010.


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Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Also available as DVD, MPEG2 file, Digital Betacam

Restrictions on access

Original film is not available for viewing.

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  • Alpha-numeric designations: UBC Rare Books and Special Collections' accession number was M01-19.

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Under copyright

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62.7 MiB

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  • Box: 721-B-2, Reference DVD 38, folder 13; DVD Reference Copy
  • Box: 709-B-2, MPEG2 DVD 27, folder 27; MPEG2 folders on DVD
  • Box: 708-B-6, Tape 39, IN 01:02:52:00, OUT 01:05:41:00, digital betacam duplicate
  • Box: 726-B-6, Tape 39, IN 01:02:52:00, OUT 01:05:41:00, digital betacam master
  • Box: F14-B-46, original film