Monarch Theatre

609 Second Street SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C8

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Previously operated by: Famous Players, Landmark Cinemas of Canada

Functions: Movies (Classic), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 403.526.2603

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Monarch Theatre

Magnificent theatre constructed in downtown Medicine Hat, the Monarch Theatre was opened on December 21, 1911. Current Art Deco style façade covered original arched entrance with exterior ticket booth.

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rapscalliondesign on October 15, 2008 at 11:35 pm

The Monarch Theatre has be purchased by the City Centre Development Agency (CCDA) and is currently in the process of creating a committee to help with operations, and restoration, and a friends group to help raise funds.

Our current plan will see the Monarch run as a movie theatre 5 days a week, and be available for special bookings – weddings, business presentations, dance recitals, concerts, and so on.

We look forward to the ongoing support of the community to help up bring back a piece of history, and to keep it running for years to come.

DavidDymond on February 18, 2013 at 3:19 am

This theatre was operated by Famous Players Canadian Corporation for decades very successfully!!

ChrisB on December 31, 2013 at 12:44 am

Sharp photo circa 1948; the vertical sign must have been a later addition:

rivest266 on February 7, 2014 at 1:24 am

December 21st, 1911 and November 4th, 2009 grand opening ads can now be found in the photo section for this cinema. Famous Players sold it to Landmark in 1983.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 6, 2022 at 7:22 am

The Monarch Theatre at Medicine Hat was mentioned in the September 11, 1915 issue of Moving Picture World. It was then being operated by William Findlay. Also mentioned in the same item was the rival Dreamland Theatre, operated Joseph Leonard.

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