Oak Theatre

Marlborough Avenue and Kingsway,
Vancouver, BC V5H

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Oak Theatre

Located at the intersection of Kingsway and Marlborough Avenue in the Burnaby section to the east of the city. The Oak Theatre opened August 4, 1937 with seating listed at 755. The theatre closed in 1963 and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 1, 2018 at 5:57 am

August 29, 1937 photo added credit Vancouver Public Library 11033. Copy credit Vancouver: Then Facebook page.

This theatre once stood at Kingsway and Marlborough. This photo was taken shortly after it opened, which happened on August 4, 1937.

Within this link at the bottom of the page is great historical video footage of the theatre getting built and the theatre on opening day: https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85202

And here is a video clip of the theatre’s parking lot getting plowed after a snowfall in 1939: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkLwyGD4L0

rl_83
rl_83 on October 9, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for sharing. My Dad talks about seeing Bill Haley in “ Rock Around The Clock ” at the Oak around 1956.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

Grand opening ad posted

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