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Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom turns 91 years old on December 3rd.

We celebrate with author/historian Aaron Chapman with this online fundraising event for the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives

Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom turns 91 years old on December 3rd. To celebrate, the Friends of the Vancouver Archives invite you to join Live at The Commodore Ballroom author/historian Aaron Chapman for a special virtual presentation of the history of the Commodore. 

The Commodore has seen generations of Vancouverites pass through its doors since it opened in 1930. In its time it has seen just about everything, with its legendary floor seeing everything from waltzing to slam-dancing. In this Zoom presentation, Chapman will take you through a visual tour of the history of the Commodore, present many previously unpublished photographs, and talk about the trends in history that have made the Commodore come to be. He’ll talk about how, while so many other nightclubs have come and gone, The Commodore has survived and come to be perhaps the one of most valued and beloved venues not only in Vancouver but across the continent—named by Billboard Magazine one of the top ten most influential venues in North America. Chapman will also speak to the comprehensive “800 Granville” development project recently presented by developers Bonnis Properties that perhaps suggests the future of where the Commodore and that part of Granville Street is headed.

Fri, December 3, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST

Tickets on Eventbrite

This event will take place on Zoom, with links sent out to ticket holders just before the event.

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