As you are probably aware, the Kiggins hosts or co-produces nearly a hundred live events each year including VANTalks, Hello Vancouver, Science on Tap, Comedy on Tap, Re-Imagined Radio, ROAR! and the Vancouver Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra to name but a very few!
Until now we’ve been limited with our simple in-house sound system and a few basic lights, or we’ve had to rent expensive and cumbersome equipment for the more elaborate shows.
But we’ve got exciting news!
Next week we will be enhancing our sound reinforcement for live events, including additional speakers to compliment our current arrangement and hanging them from the auditorium ceiling along with subs tucked behind the screen. We also will be doing some new wiring so we can setup for a live event with minimal downtown by creating a dedicated “plug in” station for the mixer and audio engineer to operate from.
In addition to improved sound, professional motorized and remote controlled lighting fixtures will be hung along with the speakers so theatrical lights are hardwired and programmed to be ready to go for any occasion! With this new set up we can go from a simple stage wash for a single speaker to intricate lighting design for shows like Hello Vancouver which involve music acts and multi-person interview settings.
We will also be making facility improvements to architectural lighting controls, our cinema playback audio and some “behind the scenes” projection components that will allow us to operate more efficiently and thereby be enhance the cinema going experience!
Stay tuned as for updates as those updates come online over the next few months and we offer a more retro as well as up-to-date movie going experience!