New Construction - Stage 11/12/13!
The Bridge Studios is well on their way to completing Phase 2 of our site developments 5 phase plan. While we are all sad to see the John Thomas Special Effects Stage being demolished, we are excited about having 3 brand new 17,000 sq. ft. each soundproof, air conditioned, 50 foot tall Sound Stages, complete with 50,000 sq. ft. of new Costumes, Set Dec and offices scheduled for completion August 2018. One of the three new Stages #11,#12, or #13 will be rededicated in John Thomas’ name.
FX Stage Demolition
The FX stage originally was the site that the 2nd narrows Bridge was pre-fabricated. Even parts of the Golden Gate Bridge and Lions Gate Bridge were built in the building. In the 1980’s when movie making in Vancouver started taking off, movies like First Blood, Bird On a Wire, and Jumanji were filmed inside. Many other TV shows like Stargate Atlantis (5 seasons) and literally dozens and dozens of productions in between. Lately the FX Stage hosted Elysium, ...Star Trek, Tomorrowland and lastly, Lost In Space that wrapped on June 30th.
Further, the Old Main St. Offices also hosted many, many productions from The Outer Limits, including over 500 hours of TV for MGM, and Technicolor’s Burnaby Post production office to lastly... Love It Or List It Vancouver.
While it’s fun reminiscing about all that the buildings been known for, It’s exciting to think about how many new productions and jobs will be created in the future.
Thank you to all who made it possible!!