Uptown Theatre

612 8 Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB T2P

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ReelBen on November 17, 2018 at 8:31 am

The former Uptown Theatre in Calgary has just been sadly demolished last week.

rivest266 on October 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Two screens on March 23rd, 1973. Another ad. more to come.

rivest266 on October 13, 2018 at 10:27 am

This opened on March 30th, 1951. Grand opening ad posted.

23skidoo on July 25, 2014 at 7:41 am

This needs to be marked as closed as it’s no longer open and is currently (summer 2014) undergoing redevelopment as either offices or condos. It’s not being demolished, however.

rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

1951 grand opening ad uploaded in the photo section. It stopped showing movies in 2012.

LuisV on July 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

It’s a travesty that it lost its spectacular marquee for the spartan utilitarian one it sports in the into photo. I wonder if the interior is just as disappointing?

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Joe Vogel on October 14, 2005 at 7:43 pm

Here is a decent picture of the Barron Building, taken during the time the theatre was closed.

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Joe Vogel on October 14, 2005 at 3:57 am

The architect of the Uptown was John A. Cawston, of the firm of Stevenson, Cawston & Stevenson.

Here is a brief essay about the Barron Building, courtesy of the Calgary Public Library.

ghamilton on April 12, 2005 at 4:12 pm

Highlight for me with this house was Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum.I loved that movie and still do.Must have been 1967?I remember going to a doctor in the bldg.next door.The interior was fairly severe.

teecee on March 24, 2005 at 9:26 am

Nice recent B&W photo:
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