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SET: TOMORROWLAND’s Hall of Invention at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

In the last week of August, Tomorrowland is scheduled to film at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre/Museum of Vancouver transformed into the Hall of Invention at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Presumably this is where the boy inventor Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson with George Clooney as grownup inventor)  first sees and meets successful inventor David Nix (Hugh Laurie). Nix tells the youngster (Thomas Robinson) to come back when he is older and his inventions work.

Director Brad Bird’s epic sci-fi movie started filming at the University of British Columbia (UBC) about a week and a half ago on the Main Mall made into the promenade of the 1964 New York World’s Fair for scenes of young Frank (Thomas Robinson) arriving on a Greyhound sight-seeing bus and being awestruck by the spectacle. Production then moved on to the Vancouver Art Gallery the next day and overnight in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. From Vancouver, the 300-400 person crew travelled west to a particular wheat field in Pincher, Alberta, to shoot scenes. And starting Monday, Tomorrowland is scheduled to film in a field in Enderby in the north Okanagan for a week.

Related: Young Frank Walker at 1964 New York World’s Fair Set at UBC

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The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is closed Monday to Friday, August 26th to 30th, for filming.

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Interior set below still under construction.

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Not much of a vacation for the crab? Here it is in the southeast corner of the parking lot but maybe it’s waiting for an airport transfer to fly somewhere exotic.

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