Kenilworth Theatre

241 Kenilworth Avenue,
Hamilton, ON L8H 4S4

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Previously operated by: United Amusement Ltd.

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Kenilworth Theatre

The Kenilworth Theatre was built in 1922 and opened by 1923 and was operated by United Amusements. Seating was listed at 690 seats. The theatre closed in the 1960’s.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Kenilworth Theatre was listed at the above address in the 1925 Hamilton city directory.

Brian Morton
Brian Morton on October 19, 2021 at 6:56 pm

From approximately 1967 on-wards the Kenilworth Theatre became a Ukrainian Cultural Centre. It had closed as a cinema in the mid 1960s.

You could still see the ladder on the side of the building that led to the projection booth, and the ticket booth survived in the lobby area.

About ten years ago, the marquee was finally removed.

The building operated as a facility for banquets, weddings, meetings, music and community theatre, until sadly, it was completely destroyed by a fire in April 2019.

The status should now be updated to demolished.

Further information and some additonal images are at this link.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 19, 2021 at 9:05 pm

The Kenilworth Theatre first appears in the 1923 Hamilton City Directory, making a 1922 construction date most likely.

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