Saint John: Imperial Theatre / Saint Jean: Théâtre Impérial

Country: Canada
Province: New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick
City: Saint John / Saint-Jean
Location: 24 King Square South

Built 1912-1913 as "Imperial Theatre" by Albert Westover for the Keith-Albee vaudeville chain and their Canadian subsidiary, Saint John Amusements Company Ltd. Opened 19 Sep 1913 with a gala performance. Used as a variety theatre and as a cinema. 1929 renamed "Capitol Theatre", subsequently used mainly as a cinema. Closed 1957. Subsequently used as a meeting space by the Full Gospel Assembly. After 1982, major restroation to the original designs by Douglas T. Köchel. Re-opened May 1994 as "Imperial Theatre / Théâtre Impérial". Originally ca. 1500 seats (+ 300 standing), currently 908 seats.

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Saint John: Imperial Theatre / Saint-Jean: Theatre Imperial Front Text: "Imperial Theatre, St. John, N. B."
Publisher: Arnolds Dept. Store, Saint John
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Saint John to Portland ME (USA), 1914

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