OPENING OF THE BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

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Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: OPENING OF THE BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

Reference number: 9523

Date: 1973*

Director: filmed by A.J.G. Bodie

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.50 mins

Description: Footage of guests attending a meal at Banff Springs Hotel in celebration of its opening.

See also refs 9518 and 9521 for other films reels taken at this same event.

This hotel is still thriving, see https://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/ and not to be confused with its namesake in Scotland https://thebanffsprings.co.uk/ [last accessed 12/05/2020]

Shotlist: pan crowd outside hotel – Provost of Banff, Alexander Gordon, wearing native Canadian headdress talking with Ivor Petrak, pan to crowd of guests – shots of guests outside hotel (0.38) ints, footage very underexposed, c/u gvs guests in dining room talking and eating meal, Canadian and Scottish flags on tables (2.33) pan of hotel dining room, shot underexposed (2.50)