Granada Theatre (Sherbrooke)

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Granada Theatre
Théâtre Granada
Théâtre Granada (Sherbrooke, Qc) - janvier 2012.jpg
Address 53 Wellington Street North
City Sherbrooke, Quebec
Country Canada
Coordinates 45°24′08″N 71°53′28″W / 45.402222°N 71.891111°W / 45.402222; -71.891111Coordinates: 45°24′08″N 71°53′28″W / 45.402222°N 71.891111°W / 45.402222; -71.891111
Designation National Historic Site of Canada
Architect Daniel J. Crighton[1]
Owned by City of Sherbrooke
Type Atmospheric theatre
Capacity 1,200[2]
Opened January 18, 1929
Website
theatregranada.com

The Granada Theatre (French: Théâtre Granada) is a theatre in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The Granada Theatre was listed as a National Historic Site of Canada on June 5, 1996.[3]

The building was designed in the Spanish Revival style by Daniel J. Crighton with its interior decor by prolific theatre decorator Emmanuel Briffa.[1]

History[edit]

It was built as an atmospheric theatre in 1928 by United Amusement Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Famous Players. It was inaugurated on January 18, 1929.[4]

During the 1970s, the opening of movie theatres in shopping centers in suburban areas are made at the expense of the existing downtown movie theaters. Film showings became increasingly rare.[4]

In 1998, the city of Sherbrooke bought the theater in order to protect the building.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Le Théatre Granada, lieu historique patrimonial canadien" (in French). Théâtre Granada. 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Capacité d’accueil" (in French). Théâtre Granada. 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Granada Theatre. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Historique De 1928 à 1983" (in French). Théâtre Granada. 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Historique: De 1984 à aujourd’hui" (in French). Théâtre Granada. 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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