Royal Theatre

1598 Bay Avenue,
Trail, BC V1R 4B3

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Royal Theatre

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1927. it was damaged by a fire in May 1944 and reopened in January 1945 as the Odeon In 1977 it was taken over by Landmark Theatres and renamed Royal Theatre It is a single screen theatre showing first run attractions.

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bookgirl99 on June 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

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kencmcintyre on November 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Here is an October 2009 article about ongoing renovation at the Royal:

ScreenClassic on April 17, 2018 at 5:32 am

According to this link, the Royal first opened in 1927 as the Rialto Theatre. It closed following a fire in May 1944, then it was reopened in January 1945 as the Odeon under Odeon ownership. It gained its present name of the Royal in 1977 under then-owner Landmark Cinemas.

Rialto-Odeon-Royal Theatre – Trail, BC

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