The City Episode February 19, 2013

Chinatown: The Next Yaletown? // Vancouver Loses Independently-Owned Festival Cinemas

5:04am - 6:00am

Vancouver's Chinatown is undergoing rapid transformation. The Carnegie Community Action Project's Jean Swanson discusses why a huge influx of condominiums and retail gentrification are threatening to displace the neighbourhood's low-income residents – and why the city is approving these major developments before the completion of the Downtown Eastside local area plan.

Independently-owned Festival Cinemas has been sold to Cineplex. The City talks with co-owner Leonard Schein about why he is calling it quits, the challenge to operate cinemas independently, and what the city and province should do to help arts and culture thrive.