Uptown Theatre

612 8th Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB

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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.

Joe Vogel
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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