Retrofutures – Edmonton’s City Beautiful Movement – March 3 & 4 , 2017


Edmonton’s City Beautiful Movement

Experience Edmonton with a completely different shape. It very nearly happened!

It’s 1905. Edmonton is growing fast while architects and urban planners compete to design a grand metropolis. In this edition of RetroFutures, watch as one movement—the City Beautiful—briefly grips the city, inspired by the monumental grandeur of Paris and Chicago.

How did this fleeting movement shaped the Edmonton we know today? Where can we find its footprints today? Combining rarely seen archival maps and renderings with stereoscopic 3D imaging, architect Darrel Babuk and IMAX cameraman and 3D specialist Dylan Reade explore another Edmonton what-if in this eye-popping 3-dimensional history lecture.

This  will be 2 hour presentation from 7:30-9:30pm with a brief 10 minute intermission halfway through.

Edmonton-City As Museum Project


Edmonton Heritage Council

  • Retrofutures Friday Night
    March 3, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Retrofutures Saturday Night
    March 4, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm