Broadway Theatre

1700 Broad Street,
Regina, SK S4P 1X4

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Opened on New Year’s Day 1930 by Mr. Harry Bercovich. This was Regina’s first "all talkie" theatre. It was designed in a Spanish Renaissance style with seating for 1,200. It had windows and balconies that overlooked the auditorium.

The Broadway Theatre was closed in 1931 due to the depression and remained closed until Mr. Bercovich reopened it in 1941. He continued to operate the theatre until he retired in 1954. It was then sold to the Famous Players Chain in 1969. Famous Players operated the Broadway Theatre until it closed permanently in 1981

It has since been demolished and in 2009, the Wingate by Wyndham Regina hotel occupies the site.

Contributed by Chuck

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rivest266
rivest266 on October 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Teaser ad from December 28th, 1929 is at
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

This page from the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada lists the Broadway Theatre in Regina as one of the works of Winnipeg architect Max Zev Blankstein.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on July 22, 2013 at 6:14 am

Here’s an ad from the October 29, 1981 edition of the Regina Leader-Post, the day that the Broadway closed with a last showing of the Burt Reynolds movie “Paternity”.

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