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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roxy Theatre (291 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

The Roxy Theatre in Neepawa, one of the oldest operating theatrical venues in Manitoba, was built in 1906 to replace an opera house destroyed by fire. Used originally for live performances such as vaudeville, dramas, concerts, lectures and political rallies, in 1936 it was renovated into the Art Deco style by proprietor Leon Asper (father of Israel Asper) with architectural expertise from the firm of Green, Blankstein and Russell. It has been operated by community volunteers since 1988 and community-owned since 1989. In 2006, the building became a municipally-designated historic site.

Roxy Theatre

Roxy Theatre (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.22864, W99.46496
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roxy Theatre (385 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg)


Roxy Theatre, 291 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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