Lealta Theatre

250 13th Street North,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4Z5

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The Lealta opened in 1938 on the site of the old Monarch Theatre in Lethbridge.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 17, 2009 at 7:50 pm

This was in the Lethbridge Herald on 12/30/40. It looks like the owner opened the Lealta in a new building in 1940 to accommodate increasing business.

An attractive addition to Lethbridge’s showhouses, the new Lealta Theatre on 13th Street North, will be officially opened with a New Year’s Eve preview starting at midnight, Tuesday night. A double bill at regular prices is offered by Manager C. P. Doughty as an opening attraction at the new show house. “Buck Benny Rides Again” and Joe E. Brown hit “Beware Spooks” have been booked.

The public is invited to enjoy the New Year entertainment at the same time inspect the city’s newest theatre. On January 5, 1938, Mr. Doughty opened the original Lealta Theatre immediately south of the new block. Lethbridge theatre-goers expressed their appreciation by giving the showhouse increasing patronage, necessitating the present expansion. The new theatre has nearly twice the seating accommodation of its predecessor.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Grand opening ad from January 5th, 1938 can be found in the photo section.

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