Broadway Theatre

715 Broadway Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK SK S7N

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Architects: George Forrester

Firms: Gilbert & Webster

Functions: Live Performances, Movies (Film Festivals), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 306.652.6556

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Broadway Theatre

The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon was opened December 5, 1946 with seating for 725. In August of 1993 the Broadway Theatre closed. That same year, the Friends of the Broadway Theatre, Inc., was formed. The theater is now community owned and operated. The Broadway Theatre screens foreign and domestic independent films and it is also used as a live performance theater.

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ghamilton on February 20, 2006 at 8:17 am

This is the place I saw “A Man and A Woman”.It is a nice neighborhood type house.I’m so glad it survived,so sad the downtown places did not.I thought of it as the Saskatoon version of the Grandin.I was in Saskatoon for the summer months of ‘67.The green trees were quite lush and the little city gave off a great ambience.

ghamilton on September 28, 2006 at 3:08 pm

If you go all the way thru the series of pics,you’ll see some interior shots too.Also see a bit of the funky place Saskatoon is.Thank you Mr.M.

rivest266 on November 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm

This opened on December 5th, 1946
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23skidoo on August 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

Some other details about the Broadway: for much of the 1970s it was an adult-movie theater, playing the R-rated softcore that passed for porn in those days. It was a pretty rough-and-tumble place. Oddly I recall it being the first place I ever saw a movie at as at one point they played The Love Bug (the Disney film), circa 1973-74. By the 1980s, it had become a respectable venue for alternative cinema and it also began hosting events ranging from concerts to appearances by the likes of James Doohan and Graham Chapman. Since the 1980s it has also been home to a long-running weekly improv theatre event called the Saskatoon Soaps. Last I heard the Broadway was attracting criticisms for having outdated equipment, but I don’t know if that’s been resolved.

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