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.
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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