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

The Roxy Theatre on Hamilton Street 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

Roxy Theatre

Roxy Theatre (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (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)

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates


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

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and S. Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2021

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