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