Granada Theatre

53 rue Wellington Nord,
Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5A9

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Granada Theatre

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Built in 1928 and opening on 18th January 1929 with the movie “Street Angel”, the Granada Theatre was an excellent example of an Atmospheric styled movie theatre.

It was built by the Newton Construction Company of Sherbrooke to the designs of noted theatre architect Daniel J. Crighton. The internal decorations were carried out by internal designer Emmanuel Biffra. A novel feature in the foyer was a stone water fountain that was shaped like the front of a ship that had crashed through the wall!

The Granada Theatre was operated by the United Amusement Corp. Ltd. of Quebec who were owned by Famous Players of Toronto. Famous Players sold the Granada Theatre in the 1970’s but it continued to operate under an independent management. Renovations were carried out in 1989 and it was purchased by the town of Sherbrooke in 1998.

It was placed on the Register of Historic Buildings in April 2004. It is now in use as a live theatre.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 29, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Some history and photos can be found here.

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on October 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

Inside Granada Lobby (August ‘06)—>
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Front of Granada Theatre decorated. Item with photo in Boxoffice magazine, October 29, 1938:
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