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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

Sources:

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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