Calgary's Last Independent Theatre
In the 1920s, it was built as an automobile garage. When it opened its doors on January 10th, 1935 with the comedy “Mr. Skitch”, it became Calgary’s third movie house. Now, after 77 years, the Plaza Theatre in Kensington is Calgary’s last remaining independant, neighbourhood, art house theatre. Read more about the Plaza’s history at Calgary is Awesome. To donate to the Save the Plaza...
Open Air August at the Simmons Building
It’s pretty cool that a building once used for manual labour is now a place to kick back with a lawn chair and some popcorn. The Simmons Building, in the heart of the East Village, was once a part of the industry that used to thrive in downtown Calgary. The warehouse was built in 1912 to support heavy machinery to manufacture bedding – it was owned by Simmons Canada. AT the time it was built,...
Buxom Burlesque Revue
Sven Bjornsven and Raven Virginia of the Garter Girls If you don’t want to wait for Burlesque Assassin’s premiere on August 1st for an evening of glamour and titillation, it looks like you’re in luck. On July 28th, the Lunchbox Theatre is opening its doors for The Buxom Burlesque Revue. The evening is a performance showcase that features burgeoning burlesque talent as well as seasoned...
Local Film Spotlight: Umbrella Pro
When I first checked out the video for Operation Eyesight Universal, the story not only tugged on my heartstrings, but I was impressed by the quality and simplicity of the message. I expected to find a huge team behind the message – not the young duo that forms Umbrella Pro. Umbrella Pro is a Calgary-based multimedia production company. The name describes the all-encompassing nature of the...
LOCAL FILM SPOTLIGHT: BURLESQUE ASSASSINS
Usually Cold War spy films involve a dramatic submarine standoff. However, in the case of upcoming film Burlesque Assassins, there are fewer guns and more garters. Directed by Calgary’s Jonathan Joffe, and filmed entirely within the city, Burlesque Assasins is a tale of intrigue and action. The film follows Johnny Valentine and his group of sexy, super-spies on a mission to save the world from...