Empire Theatre

165 Third Avenue,
Timmins, ON P4N 1C7

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Empire Theatre was situated at 165 Third Avenue in Timmins, Ontario. I’m not sure when it opened but it was listed in 1941 as the New Empire Theatre. Closure date is unknown, and the theatre now serves as a school of martial arts in what is now known as the Quick Stop Building.

Contributed by Michel D'Amours

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 4, 2008 at 3:37 pm

This site mentions the Empire Theater:

The New Empire Theatre, built in 1914 could seat an audience of 450. Today, after much renovation, the building is still in use as the Seniors Recreation Centre. Next door, at the corner of Third and Spruce, the King Edward Hotel was a busy establishment, built in 1936. It is now a mixed-use commercial building.

The Senior Centre is located at 272 Third Avenue which maps closer to Third and Spruce.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 4, 2008 at 8:09 pm

A small photo can be found here. Left side near the bottom of the page.

miketimmins
miketimmins on October 6, 2008 at 3:45 pm

The New Empire Theatre, is the twin of Empire Theatre, and was built after and is smaller, but both are closed and are on the same street. Empire Theatre is four floors, and I’m a tenant in the building (there’s four rents on the 2th and 3th floor), first floor are various shops (CBC, dentist, hair salon), and in the back of the building is the martial arts centre (the ceiling of the centre was added years later after the theatre was closed, but above it there’s this huge empty space in which you can see the original ceiling of the theatre that I’d estimate to be a good 50 feet high, the wood beams are still there with the decorations but the painting is falling away. You can see the theatre via the projection room at the 4th floor (which is closed to the public) I’m going to provide some pictures.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on February 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

The New Empire Theatre in Timmins was built around 1930, by Mr. Leo Mascioli owner of Timmins Theatres Limited. Mr. Mascioli was an extremely successful builder and theatre operator who in 1937 became a partner of Famous Players Canadian Corporation in the operation of many theatres in Timmins, and Sudbury, Canada!

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