Caprice Showcase Theatre

965-967 Granville Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3

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Caprice

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Opened as Dominion Theatre in 1929, became the Downtown Theatre in 1967. It closed as the Caprice Showcase Theatre in 1988.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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seanjung
seanjung on August 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm

The theater was resurrected as a movie house by an independent chain and renamed Caprice Showcase Theater. It ran movies from 1992 until 1999. It is currently used as a Cabaret.

seanjung
seanjung on August 5, 2008 at 6:53 am

There are show listing in a 1925 Vancouver Sun for the Dominion Theater so the official opening date is not 1929.

seanjung
seanjung on August 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Upon further research, the Dominion Theater was a prestigious venue actually built in 1907 by J.R. Muir and sat 1000 patrons.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Photos from the Vancouver Library: 1-1916, 2-1940

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The information for this photo indicates that it was taken in 2009, apparently the signage was replaced.

rl_83
rl_83 on May 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

That’s an older photo, the current sign has been there longer than 2009.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on May 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

One of the earliest theatres acquired by Famous Players Canadian Corporation in Vancouver. The original auditorium had a ceiling that consisted of glass with backlit lighting above it. Very interesting!!

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