lasting impressions immersive

Immersive art exhibit will transform an old theatre into a Parisian café

Although the CAA Theatre is slated for demolition in the near future, it is going out in style with a new immersive art exhibition set to transform the space into an old-timey Parisian cafe´.

Lasting Impressions in 3D will use the theatre to showcase the brilliance of French Impressionist painters starting Aug. 10 and running until Oct. 8.

More than 160 artworks from renowned artists such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh will come to life, allowing visitors to experience the ambiance, colours, and emotions of these celebrated creations.

The immersive journey is made possible through the fusion of state-of-the-art 3D motion sculpting and holographic technology. Spectators will find themselves amidst the landscapes that served as muses for these artists – observing trees swaying in the wind, water shimmering with life, and clouds drifting lazily across the sky.

The CAA Theatre, temporarily transformed into a charming Parisian Café setting, enhances the experience with cabaret-style seating arrangements on the main level. In addition, a curated selection of food and beverages, including wine, champagne, charcuterie, and cheese plates, will be available to indulge the senses further.

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

The artistic voyage is elevated by the melodic compositions of Debussy, Ravel, and other musical virtuosos, along with cherished French melodies by icons like Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour.

“This amazing new patented technology allows the entire audience to see every brushstroke of every painting on our massive 3D LED screen,” said Ed Kasses, founding partner of Princeton Entertainment Group. “We are honored to work with our Canadian production partners, Northern Gateway Films, to bring Princeton Entertainment’s vision to life.”

Visitors will have the chance to engage with iconic scenes, from strolling through Seurat’s Isle of La Grande Jatte to mingling with Renoir’s luncheon guests at the Luncheon of the Boating Party. The interactive journey extends an invitation to dance alongside Degas’ ballerinas, float among Monet’s water lilies, and soar into Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

It’s a chance to literally step into the canvas and become part of the art. For more information check out the Lasting Impressions website.

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