Royal Theatre

1598 Bay Avenue,
Trail, BC V1R 4B3

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Royal Theatre (Official)

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Previously operated by: Landmark Cinemas of Canada, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Rialto Theatre, Odeon

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 250.364.2114

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The Rialto Theatre opened in 1927. It was damaged by a fire in May 1944 and reopened in January 1945 as the Odeon. In 1977 it was taken over by Landmark Theatres of Canada and renamed Royal Theatre. Since 1990 it has operated as an independent single screen theatre showing first run attractions.

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bookgirl99
bookgirl99 on June 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Here is an October 2009 article about ongoing renovation at the Royal:
http://tinyurl.com/ydl737w

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on April 17, 2018 at 5:32 am

According to this link, the Royal first opened in 1927 as the Rialto Theatre. It closed following a fire in May 1944, then it was reopened in January 1945 as the Odeon under Odeon ownership. It gained its present name of the Royal in 1977 under then-owner Landmark Cinemas.

Rialto-Odeon-Royal Theatre – Trail, BC

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on June 28, 2021 at 4:09 am

The Royal has not been part of Landmark since 1990. It was bought by M. Radulovich in 1990, then taken over in 2001 by the owners of Coquitlam’s Pinetree 6 Cinemas (the same group that bought the Pinetree 6 from Cineplex Odeon in 1998), and since 2009 has been locally owned by Jason and Lisa Milne (see link below):

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