Our Society congratulates the YORK theater on it’s renovation, restoration and opening on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. From the Courier:
The York Theatre, which operated previously as the Alcazar, the Palace, The Little Theatre and the Raja Cinema, has been restored to a mix of modern and classic design that features 365 seats, a balcony, an orchestra pit, new lobby and ticket booth.
What better way to spend an evening celebrating history in Vancouver by patronizing this return to true theater, and then having dinner at the historic Nick’s next door!
Commodore Bowling Alley, Sunday 13 March 1932 Source: Photo by Stuart Thomson, City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 99-4117 via pasttensevancouver
revelrysociety: honestly, we’re not complaining. We’re ecstatic that our members can still walk into this place on any given evening, get some cocktails and a hot dog and drink up the history of indoor team games in Vancouver. At the same time however, it’s a bit tragic to have to see it dressed so horribly, especially the neon hand cut signs proclaiming touting the rules hung everywhere. But we’re not complaining.
Las Vegas, 1970s (via indypendent-thinking & http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanadaal/4052104438/)
Revelry Society: We hope to one day gather a team of transit enthusiasts onto an older model trolly bus so that we may journey, literally, into the past along the 10 Hastings route and have a little party of course.
A Short History of the Highrise is an interactive documentary about 2,500 years of vertical living that was produced by the New York Times. You should watch it.
OFFICIAL SOCIETY CORRESPONDENCE:
We’re dispatching a team to Hycroft Manor tomorrow night to report on another edition of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Evening Lectures. This one has legendary Vancouverite and big band leader Dal Richards in conversation with Vancouver Sun writer John Mackie. Our team will be sending regular dispatches to the official Revelry Society Twitter account in case you haven’t gotten a ticket and want to learn about the early dance hall scene in Vancouver.
Our 5th Official Expedition gets underway this Saturday, September 7th, at 6:00pm and you’re invited!
It is the first in a series of planned dining events to be held at Arthur Erickson sites throughout the Lower Mainland.
illustratedvancouver: PNE Program artwork by George McLachlan, 1980. The PNE is on NOW! (well, except for tomorrow, closed Aug 26) This year the fair is 103 years old, and while I’ve featured the book before, here’s another plug for their commemorative book of 100 years.
Best Link Ever: Block by Block, Brooklyn’s Past and Present by BRKLNR
A zoomed-in view from BRKLNR’s latest interactive map
The folks at BRLYNR, a Brooklyn-obsessed…