When Inuvik's research centre first opened 50 years ago, it served the community in many ways: while its labs were used for research, its conference room was used for town council meetings, the cosmic ray room was the site of drum dances, the darkroom allowed for photos to be developed, and before the Polaris Theatre or "canned television" came to town, the research centre even offered movie nights for the public, playing various films using a projector and 16mm reels. Many elders in the region have commented how the first films they ever saw were during those movie nights.
To recapture some of that magic for our 50th anniversary, the Aurora Research Institute is hosting movie nights every Tuesday in October. The films featured will highlight regional history and research, and in most cases will come from the original reels played 50 years ago.
So join us at the Aurora Research Institute in Inuvik (right beside the post office) at 7pm every Tuesday night in October for these free film nights! Snacks and door prizes will be provided, and tours of the facility will be offered at the end of each evening.
You might even see someone you recognize on screen!