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Roger is correct – it is the same theatre. On the right side of the first picture, you can see the old Trail Post Office. The Post Office would be to the right of the Strand as well, but it’s not in that picture. The Strand was actually behind the stores you see, but the lobby was on Cedar Ave. It is now a parking lot. Here’s a picture of the heritage plaque: http://bit.ly/1yEXZYC
@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.
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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.