Filming Movies in Vancouver
Filming movies in Vancouver is a commonplace sight. The film industry first started here in the late 70s with TV series like MacGyver, 21 Jump Street. Later came the feature films in volume led by shows like First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone in the early 1980s.
In all honesty First Blood was not actually shot in Vancouver proper but rather in a small town about two hours east of Vancouver called Hope.
The Vancouver film industry has seen rapid growth as the entertainment industry has now become a global market place.
A larger amount of movies made with Vancouver being made to look like other parts of the world and other parts of the United States in particular. The result is Vancouver becoming the third largest film industry location in North America.
And that's not just movies in Vancouver that's also television TV series such as Stargate SG-1, X-Files, Sliders, and the Andromeda series which was also created by Gene Roddenberry who was the original creator of Star Trek.
As far as going to movies in Vancouver in terms of theaters there are a number of new theaters in Vancouver proper and in the surrounding Vancouver suburbs all of which are very comfortable and reasonably priced.
Not to mention that they are a great place to go on our rainy winter day when you're tired of shopping in Vancouver or finished walking around the sea wall and seeing the sights of the city such as Stanley Park or English Bay and the other various beaches in Vancouver.
It's always very interesting when you go to see a movie and you recognize the building or the streets as part of Vancouver and you can see them on your Vancouver street map but they're actually supposed to be Philadelphia or New York or Chicago or Boston in the United States I guess that's what they call a movie magic.
So don't be surprised if you see some movie magic happening on the streets of Vancouver while you're here you can always tell if they're filming on location by a large convoy of big white trucks and traffic cones all over the place.
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