Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre is reopening at 7 PM Friday, September 17th with a showing of Vancouver film maker Jennifer Abbott’s ’The Magnitude of All Things.’

This was initially thought to be the first show since the 467 seat roadhouse and presenter venue closed down because of COVID, in March 2020. The organizers have since learned there was a performance eleven months ago.

The Tidemark was built in 1947 and is one of the seven heritage sites identified by the City of Campbell River.

“Opening again and welcoming live audiences again is hopefully a good milestone on the road to all things being able to open back up,” said Dr. Don Goodeve of Extinction Rebellion, who organized Friday’s showing.

‘The Magnitude of All Things’ is a journey into Jennifer Abbots’ grief after her sister died of cancer and the immediacy and drama of the changes and loss we all face as the climate crises unfold.

There will be a panel discussion after the showing with filmmaker Jennifer Abbot, Dr Peter Carter, a member of Extinction Rebellion and reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  and Green party candidate Jessica Wegg in attendance.

“The idea behind the panel discussion is both so that people can get their questions answered and so that together we can explore the possibilities for actions and what comes next,” said Goodeve.

Photo credits: (top) Publicity image for the Magnitude of All Things - courtesy Extinction Rebellion (podcast) Audience - photo by Karl-Sebastian Schulte via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative