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Ghost signs from Vancouver’s past spring up to haunt us still

Ghost signs from Vancouver’s past spring up to haunt us still.

BY JOHN MACKIE, VANCOUVER SUN FEBRUARY 23, 2012

VANCOUVER — Ninety years after it was covered up by a building, a “ghost sign” for a 1922 movie has reappeared at Granville and Robson.

The sign promotes the Harold Lloyd comedy Grandma’s Boy, which played at the Capitol theatre Oct. 2-7, 1922.

The sign is painted onto the north wall of the Power block at 817 Granville, across the street from where the Capitol opened in 1921. Hence the sign includes a red circle reading “Capitol over there,” and features a wonderful disembodied hand with a finger pointing across the street.

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