To document Vancouver entertainment venues as well as events which I am most interesting in.
BC Place is a multi-purpose stadium located at the north side of False Creek, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
It is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a crown corporation of the province.
It is currently the home of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) as well as the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
The stadium also served as the main stadium for the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Paralympics which Vancouver hosted.
The stadium opened on July 8, 1983 and was built as an indoor structure with an air-supported roof, the largest of its kind in the world upon its opening.
Following the 2010 Winter Olympics, BC Place was closed for several months as part of an extensive revitalization, the centrepiece of which was replacing the inflatable roof with a retractable roof supported by cables.
Once construction was completed, the stadium's new roof was also the largest of its type.
The Marion Malkin Memorial Bowl, or Malkin Bowl, is an outdoor theatre in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Built in 1934, it was originally a two-thirds-size replica of the Hollywood Bowl.
Allard de Ridder, then conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, was largely responsible for convincing W.H. Malkin, a former mayor of Vancouver, to build the theatre as a summer concert venue for the VSO.
Malkin endowed the theatre in memory of his wife.
Malkin Bowl is home to Theatre Under The Stars, or TUTS.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a performing arts venue in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Along with the Orpheum and the Vancouver Playhouse, it is one of three facilities operated by the Vancouver Civic Theatres Department (the Playhouse adjoins the QE Theatre in the same complex).
It is named after the current Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Formerly the home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, which is now based at the Orpheum, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is the home of the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC, in addition to hosting various other musical events year-round.
The theatre has a 70' wide x 40' deep (21.34m x 12.19m) stage / performing area.
The building holds two venues: the 2,929 seat main auditorium and the 668 seat Playhouse Theatre.
The theatre was the first project by the Montreal-based architectural partnership Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Sise.
It opened in July, 1959.
Rogers Arena is an indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Opened in 1995, the arena was known as General Motors Place (GM Place) from its opening until July 6, 2010, when General Motors Canada ended its naming rights sponsorship and a new agreement for those rights was reached with Rogers Communications.
Rogers Arena was built to replace Pacific Coliseum as Vancouver's primary indoor sports facility and in part due to the National Basketball Association's 1995 expansion into Canada, when Vancouver and Toronto were given expansion teams.
It is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and hosted the ice hockey events at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The name of the arena temporarily became Canada Hockey Place during the Olympics.
It was previously home to the Vancouver Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association from 1995 to 2001.
The Orpheum is a theatre and music venue in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Along with the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse, it is part of the Vancouver Civic Theatres group of live performance venues.
It is the permanent home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
The Orpheum is located on Granville Street near Smithe Street in Vancouver's downtown core.
the Vogue Theatre
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on 918 Granville Street, the Vogue Theatre has been one of the defining architectural achievements in Vancouver since its opening in 1941.
Built in the Art Deco/Art Moderne style, the Vogue Theatre was originally built as a movie house and a venue for the performing arts on Vancouver’s “Theatre Row”.
Vancouver Convention Centre
The Vancouver Convention Centre (formerly known as the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, or VCEC), is a convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; it is one of Canada's largest convention centres.
With the opening of the new West Building in 2009, it now has 466,500 ft² (43,340 m²) of meeting space.
It is owned by the British Columbia Pavilion Corporation, a crown corporation owned by the government of British Columbia.
The Vancouver Playhouse is a civic theatre venue in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Along with the The Orpheum and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, it is one of three facilities operated by the Vancouver Civic Theatres Department (the Playhouse adjoins the QE Theatre in the same complex).
The venue is situated at the corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir and seats 668.
Several local arts organizations perform regularly at the venue, including the Vancouver Recital Society, Friends of Chamber Music and DanceHouse.
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