Brockville Arts Centre
235 King Street West,
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Brockville Arts Centre (Official)
Previously operated by: Famous Players
Architects: Andrew Stuart Allaster
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Opera House, New Theatre, Regent Theatre
Originally built in 1858 as a town hall, market house & fire station. It 1880 it was converted into a theatre named Opera House (third largest stage in Canada at the time). In 1911 it eas remodeled to the plans of architect Andrew Stuart Allaster and renamed New Theatre. It was closed in 1929 and fire destroyed auditorium in 1937, stagehouse saved by fire curtain. Rebuilt as Regent Theatre (opened 1939), ran by Famous players until 1958.
In 1960 went back to being a live venue (Brockville Civic Auditorium), but still contains original carbon-arc projectors (change-over system) in perfect working condition, and a large movie screen which easily flys in and out. Name changed to Brockville Arts Centre in 1983.
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