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Burnaby Village Museum in hunt for movie memorabilia

Dana Bowen, Special to 24 hours

Burnaby Village Museum is calling on collectors of movie memorabilia and local films to contribute to its “At the Movies” exhibit displaying this spring.

The exhibit will feature props, costumes, movies and archival film from the 1940s and 1950s that were filmed in Burnaby as a chance for visitors to see how the suburb city has taken part in the movie industry.

“I hope people will see the film industry as an integral part of the local industry and see that Burnaby is a big part of the film industry,” said museum curator Lisa Codd.

She added the film and TV production industry is a key economic driver to the city, injecting an estimated $408 million in direct and spin-off spending.

So far, Codd has received a crew jacket from 21 Jump Street, the iconic 1980s teen drama, but is still searching for more items. She hopes to receive film equipment and costumes along with items from the TV show Stargate, which was filmed locally.

The movie industry began to boom in Burnaby starting from the 1980s. Movies such as the Twilight series, Watchmen and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Happy Gilmore were all filmed there, among others.

Codd is asking people with memorabilia, or leads on where to find it, to contact her before March 14.

She can be reached at or by phoning 604 297 4542.

At the Movies opens May 3 and runs until September 1.

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