Mini Theatre

22 High Street East,
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0B7

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Previous Names: Savoy Theatre, Studio Theatre

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The Savoy Theatre opened on High Street in downtown Moose Jaw by 1912, with an original capacity of 550 seats. In 1950, it became the Studio Theatre with a reduction in seating to 520, operating until about 1965.

John Dobni took over the theatre in about 1975 and reopened it as the Mini Theatre, with seating capacity further reduced to 212. In later years, the May Theatres chain operated the Mini, which closed on August 31, 2000. It was demolished in 2001.

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ScreenClassic on October 1, 2013 at 3:41 am

A 1987 photo of the Mini Theatre can be seen here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm

The Savoy Theatre was operating at least as early as 1912. In that year it fielded a team in the Moose Jaw City League, according to the Baseball Wiki. The Savoy Theatre was mentioned in the April 1, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World.

This photograph from the Moose Jaw Public Library’s collection is dated to the period 1910-1913, and shows a view looking east from High Street West across Main Street to High Street East. In th e left foreground is an excavation where the Walter Scott Building would rise. The Savoy Theatre can be seen beyond the excavation, on the other side of the alley. The site today is a parking lot with a sign reading “Casino Moose Jaw.”

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