It’s time once again for ALHS Movie Night! Join us as we explore the vaults of Nakusp’s Uyeda family and watch highlights from their amazing Super-16 film collection. Filmed between 1957 and 1978, these movies capture 20 years of Nakusp in a state of transition during its post-war boom and the flooding of the Arrow Lakes.
Other scenic Kootenay towns and locations also make appearances. You’ll see vintage businesses and downtown scenes, historic landmarks, community events, dam construction, familiar faces in their younger days (perhaps even yourself!), the only surviving footage of our village’s famous 1958 centennial “bank robbery,” and the ONLY known footage of Nakusp’s original outdoor arena.
We are honoured and grateful to bring you these films for the first time. We’ve selected the choicest 80 minutes of these films, none of which have ever been seen by the public until now. This is truly priceless footage of moments in time that may otherwise have been lost forever.
Watche it here: https://youtu.be/SV_YVJHsQBg
(Originally recorded in front of a small, socially-distance audience at the ALHS Archives office on Nov. 19, 2021.)