Tonight Disney celebrates all the people who helped make Tomorrowland in eight B.C. cities with a screening at Vancouver’s Scotiabank Theatre. The American enterainment giant also honours them with the Proudly Filmed in Beautiful B.C. posters we’ve seen around town.
What if there was a place. A secret place. Where nothing was impossible.
Where are our jetpacks? The Brad Bird-directed sci-fi saga tells the story of how the technological promise of the 1964 New York World”s Fair developed in an alternate world but not in our own. Young boy-genius inventor (Thomas Robinson) visits this enigmatic place at the fair and meets its leader (Hugh Laurie). Years later, an optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) persuades the now jaded former boy-genius inventor (George Clooney) to go in search of it again.
University of British Columbia’s Main Mall as the 1964 World’s Fair
Director Brad Bird, young actor Thomas Robinson and Damon Lindelof.
Related: Tomorrowland Films Boy Inventor (Thomas Robinson) at UBC’s 1964 New York World’s Fair Set.
And at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre/Museum of Vancouver transformed into the Hall of Invention at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Director Brad Bird and young boy inventor (Thomas Robinson).
Director Brad Bird, Hugh Laurie and Raffey Cassidy on set.
Tomorrowland 1964 backgrounders had a dance party while waiting for the sun to come out.
Hugh Laurie on It’s a Small World set at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Museum of Vancouver.
Tomorrowland constructed set at Kent Hangar field in Vancouver.
Enderby farmhouse set.
Robson Square as Tokyo Subway Station Entrance.