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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lido Theatre (220 Edwards Avenue, The Pas)

Designed by Winnipeg architect Max Z. Blankstein, this 600-seat theatre in The Pas was built between 1928 and 1929 for Auguste “Irish” Rivalin (1883-1964) and his Northern Theatres Limited. It opened in late 1929 as the first theatre in western Canada designed specifically for movies with sound. The theatre is still operated by Rivalin’s descendants. Its auditorium, stairwells, projection booth, dressing rooms, and orchestra pit all remain intact.

Lido Theatre

Lido Theatre (September 2007)
Source: August Rivalin

Lido Theatre

Interior of the Lido Theatre (2011)
Source: August Rivalin

Site Location (lat/long): N53.82467, W101.25253
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Lido Theatre, Cinema Treasures.

We thank August Rivalin for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 September 2016

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