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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Uptown Theatre (394 Academy Road, Winnipeg)

Designed by local architect Max Blankstein and built between 1930 and 1931 for Jacob Miles, the 1,700-seat, two-storey theatre opened to the public on 24 December 1931. Its interior was dramatically renovated in 1960 when it was converted into a bowling alley. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Uptown Theatre

Uptown Theatre (April 2017)
Source: Christine Loff

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87362, W97.18276
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Jacob “Jack” Miles (1887-1951)

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1873-1931)

Manitoba Business: Allied Amusements Limited

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Uptown Bowling Alleys (Formerly Uptown Theatre), 394 Academy Road, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1985.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Christine Loff.

Page revised: 24 November 2020

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