By Paul Springer
Location: 11th & Main Streets
Movie Madness was unveiled in downtown Vancouver on March 3, 2017. The kinetic piece is meant to honor Vancouver’s 12 historic downtown theaters, including the Kiggins Theatre, which is the only one still operating. Local artist Paul Springer created the piece, incorporating three original film reels from the Kiggins Theatre into the top piece, which resembled a movie camera. When the wind is right, the reels will rotate slightly. Its design kept the Kiggins’ art deco style in mind.
Movie Madness is 13 feet tall and 750 pounds. Its acquisition and installation was a joint effort between the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver’s Downtown Association.