Sources of Evidence


The backbone of this database comes from a search of popular period journals, noting for entry any reference to the exhibition of American films in Canada. This information is supplemented by archival materials as they become available.


Entries on people, venues and exhibition sites are drawn from a variety of sources, beginning with the periodical literature and archival documents but also including secondary materials and existing popular film databases. A full list of citations accompanies every entry.

In the long run, visits to a variety of local archives will yield a more complete picture of this form of entertainment—or, more correctly, a more complete set of materials from which a picture can be drawn.