Strand Theatre

Trail, BC

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 23, 2011 at 11:08 am

@ken mc: I don’t think it is clearly a different theatre at all. In fact, I think it is most likely the same theatre in both pictures. By the time it became the Strand it has been remodeled and a wing of retail stores has been added, but it seems to be the same theatre. Plus, the telephone pole and mountain are in the same place in both photos.

bookgirl99
bookgirl99 on June 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 18, 2008 at 10:34 am

Here are two photos from www.virtualmuseum.ca The Trail Opera House/Liberty is clearly a different theater. The second photo, which is the Liberty/Strand, was taken sometime between 1940 and 1950.
http://tinyurl.com/52sxn5
http://tinyurl.com/4qtjhw

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 11, 2007 at 3:05 pm

According to this link, a play called “Mr. Pim Passes By” was performed at the Liberty Theater in 1922.