Heritage Theatre

96 Main Street North,
Brampton, ON L6V

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A very nice venue although with limited stage facilities. One balcony, with simple pressed metal decoration on the ceiling.

The Capitol Theatre opened in 1922 with 831 seats, offering movies and live entertainment. When Vaudeville became unpopular, the theatre upgraded its movie facilities and for several decades was Brampton’s premier movie destination.

The building was purchased and renovated by the City of Brampton in 1981. Renamed the Heritage Theatre, it offered live entertainment and movies once more.

The City of Brampton have now built a new performing arts centre-the Rose Theatre, immediately adjacent to the Heritage Theatre.

The plans in 2005 were to redevelop the whole area into a new Performing Arts Centre, Market Square, and Luxury Housing. The future of the Heritage Theatre, which closed in 2006, is now uncertain.

Contributed by Brian Morton

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truenorthstrongnfree on April 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

In late 2002 / early 2003, the theater had a brief life as a school project. High School students would run the theater’s box office, work as ushers, operate the concession stand and even the projector on Monday nights. This afforded an opportunity to see films one may have missed during their theatrical run, but before their DVD release. I recall seeing Gangs of New York during this festival.

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