Wales Theatre

421 First Street S. W.,
High River, AB T1V 1M6

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Wales Theatre

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This description of the historic Wales Theatre is excerpted from a local newspaper feature:

“In 1927 the Wales Theatre was built. Originally named the Highwood, its name was changed in 1933 to honour Edward, Prince of Wales. Many renovations and modernizations have taken place over the years, including the installation of a Dolby Surround Sound system…. It still has its majestic free-standing balcony.

“Now owned by Syed Kidwai, the movie house continues to bring culture to High River. For the past few years the Wales Theatre has been the venue for Centre Films productions. In association with Tin Cads + Company, Centre Films and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, the theatre screens less well-known, more artistic movies once a month”.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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ghamilton
ghamilton on September 17, 2005 at 3:32 pm

Small towns on the Canadian plains often have some real gems.Life was(is)harsh and the film escape was(is)even more important than Miami Beach,for instance.I remember seeing some pretty grand theaters in Ft.MacLeod,Lethbridge,Brooks,Medicine Hat,Swift Current,Moose Jaw and the larger cities,some listed here already.There was some real funky ones in places like Pincher Creek,Raymond,Taber and Cardston.I really ought to put Brooks into the funky class too.

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