Investigation of Cinema-Going Behaviour in British Columbia, The Background to Cinema, British Columbia: A People’s History


  • Ron Smith Thompson Rivers University


The premise for my CURA book project had its genesis, I suppose, in my personal movie memories that have accumulated over the years. In conducting research for this project it became clear that I was not alone in using film memories as a means of charting life long experiences—films and cinemas served as important historical and emotional reference points. This conference paper serves as the basis for my presentation at the CURA conference in May, 2009 at North Island College in Comox. British Columbia.

Author Biography

Ron Smith, Thompson Rivers University

Ron Smith teaches film studies at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Smith has been published in: Textual Studies in Canada; Historical Journal of Film, Radio, Television; Scope Film Journal; Journal of Saskatchewan History; Nebula; Technical Communication; and 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies.