765 Granville Street,
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The Canadian Pacific Railway built the Vancouver Opera House and was opened on February 09, 1891. It was adjacent to the first Hotel Vancouver on Granville Street between Robson and Georgia with 2,000 seats.
The first performance Wagner’s Lohengrin by touring group Emma Juch Grand English Opera Company. Sarah Bernhardt had also arrived and appeared in FÃ©dora and “La Tosca”. CPR owned this theater until 1909.
in 1913, it was refurbished and named the Orpheum Theater. This would be the 2nd theater in the city to grace this name. (The first being the old Alhambra). It was briefly called the Vancouver Theater, then the Lyric, then International Cinema before reverting to the Lyric Theatre. The theater was closed and demolished in 1969 to make way for Project 42.
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