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Empress Theatre
Empress Theatre Fort Macleod - Facade.jpg
Empress Theatre facade
Address 235 Main Street, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0
Coordinates 49°43′33″N 113°24′27″W / 49.72573°N 113.40745°W / 49.72573; -113.40745Coordinates: 49°43′33″N 113°24′27″W / 49.72573°N 113.40745°W / 49.72573; -113.40745
Owner Town of Fort Macleod
Operator Empress Theatre Society
Construction
Broke ground 1910
Opened 1912
Renovated 1940s
Builder J.S. Lambert

The Empress is a not for profit theatre in Fort Macleod, Alberta that has been open since 1912.

History

In January 1910 the Lethbridge Herald announced that a new opera house with orchestra pit would be built And it opened in 1912 as a vaudeville and theatrical performance venue for Northwest Mounted Police.

Architecture

It is a two-story brick building with a plain facade to match the existing streetscape. It still has its original interior balcony, seating, dressing rooms and projection booth.

It is registered on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

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