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York Theatre (Official)
Architects: John McCarter
Functions: Live Theatre
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Alcazar Theatre, Raja Cinema Commercial
News About This Theater
- Dec 19, 2006 — Vancouver, BC - The Heart Of The World
Opened in 1913 as the Alcazar Theatre it was built with full stage facilities and was designed by architect John McCarter.
On February 12, 1940 it was re-named York Theatre and became the home of the Vancouver Little Theatre for 54 years. In the 1940’s the facade was given a streamline Art Moderne' style remodel.
In later more recent years it became a cinema, known as the Raja Cinema Commercial. It was operated by Raja Cinemas and showed Indian movies. This has now closed and by 2008, the building is threatened with demolition.
It was reopened as the York Theatre in December 2013 as a live theatre.
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