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Address: 109, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4B9, Canada
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There is no point in being harsh about a free experience and the idea of having a sound and light show visible from many places is a great one. However, I side with those who... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2013
WeVentureForth
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

There is no point in being harsh about a free experience and the idea of having a sound and light show visible from many places is a great one. However, I side with those who raise their eyebrows over this attraction. We watched from the upper walls of Old Town - great views, great sound. We arrived really early, thinking... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We found a good spot to watch the show but had to wait for over an hour for it to start. After 10 minutes we left despite our long wait - it was a huge disappointment. It was not funny, entertaining or educational. Don't waste your time with this one.

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Kenner
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I knew before going that it was a tribute to a film maker - but even knowing that it was hard to follow in places. Price is right (free) and it is put on after the Cirque show, so you can catch both. It is in the evening, so most museums are closed. I'd go back for a different show.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Other reviewers have implied that the content is confusing or strange. This might be the case if you do not watch from the beginning. This presentation is a tribute to Norman McLaren, an animation pioneer, and cleverly interprets and presents excerpts from his work. I was not previously familiar with him, but found the show entertaining, whimsical, and well adapted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

After about 5 minutes of strange somewhat confusing images we decided to go get crepes...good thing we didn't pay the 5 bucks for better seats...

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We spent a few days visiting many museums and exhibits before seeing the multi-media show. Technically it's fantastic. The subject matter is quiet meaningful if you understand the local history. I loved the sights and sounds. I hope to have another opportunity to see it again so I can catch some of the things I missed. A must for those... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

As you've seen from previous reviews, this is a multi-media presentation set to some sound effects and music that is projected (3D is NOT a correct description) on 302 tightly packed white grain silos on the Quebec waterfront. It is particularly interesting if you've een the silos during the day -- as it is just a worn-looking industrial facility that... More 

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Mississauga, Ont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

My husband and I had planned on going down to the waterfront to see this, but after a long day of driving, we just wanted to stay in our room. We were staying in a gorgeous river view room on the 21st floor of the Hilton. The concierge (Stephan) suggested that if we were tired but wanted to see it... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

We were really looking forward to this, and while I appreciate the talent behind putting this together and displaying it we were bored silly pretty quickly. Wish we'd chosen the circ de soleil instead.

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Southern Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

What a wonderful multi-image show this is. We had never seen anything like it. Arrive 20 minutes before showtime to get a good seat--earlier during weekends. Lasts about 45 minutes. Don't miss it--kids will love it, too.

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