3415 Summer Avenue,
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The Bristol Theatre opened in 1929, not long after the Airdome across the street closed. The auditorium was built behind a row of store fronts, making a long slender lobby which ran to the middle of the block. The slender lobby was fronted by a box office so narrow, there was barely room for one person to sit down. It was one of the few neighbourhood theatres with a balcony. It is not known if it was a separated balcony.
The Bristol Theatre survived until 1977, playing neighbourhood type programs. The entry building exists as a storefront, but the auditorium has been demolished for parking.
(Note) Another small theatre the Highland Heights Theatre was in the next block east for only a year or so in 1926-1927 and was destroyed by a fire.
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