Laser shows set to the sweet, sweet tunes of Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon are coming back to Metro Vancouver — but not to where you might expect.
The Dark Side of the Moon laser shows at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre were cancelled in 2012, after almost 30 years in production.
But when one of the laser show's producers, Craig McCaw, discovered the relatively unknown Planetarium at BCIT, he knew it was time for a come back.
"We approached BCIT and said, 'How about we ... bring back laser and light shows to Vancouver?"
Rob Stevens also knows about BCIT's uncharted deep space dome on the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way in Burnaby, but that's because he's the college's associate dean of engineering.
"I tell people who've worked at BCIT for a long time that we're going to be doing these shows and they say, 'We have a planetarium?'" he said.
Stevens says the 77-seat space centre was built 50 years ago to study star charts, and is mostly used by students for historical context now that more modern equipment has been invented.
The Dark Side of the Moon laser shows will start at the BCIT Planetarium on Nov. 6.
VidLaser Dark Side of The Moon Teaser
It brings me great joy to announce that After three years of innovative development, production, and upgrading, Roundhouse laser and light shows are back! Please enjoy this teaser trailer of the new show!VidLaser Dark Side of The Moon Opens on Friday November 6th at 8:15PM in a new location, the BCIT Planetarium, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby. Our New Place for Space!VidLaser Dark Side Of The Moon will continue at the BCIT Planetarium on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 PM, 9:20 PM, and 10:25 PM. Tickets $11 at the door, including tax.Performed live, and as never seen before, VidLaser Dark Side Of The Moon will now feature 360° real-world, real-time Fulldome video, multiple RGB diode lasers, both classic analog and digital star projectors, and immersive full concert sound in the deep space dome of Vancouver's Undiscovered Planetarium.Canadian Planetariums will also present the astronomical shows Vancouver's Sky Tonight Live, plus Undiscovered Worlds, weekends at 7 PM. Tix $10.On opening night two lucky ticket holders will win an astronomical telescope each courtesy of Canadian Planetariums and Roundhouse Productions.Thanks Vancouver for your continued support and for inspiring us to bring the shows back to our home town.Join the laser underground starting November 6th at the BCIT Planetarium!More info at www.RoundhouseShows.comPosted by Roundhouse Productions Inc. on Tuesday, 13 October 2015