Tivoli Theatre

115 Maryland Street,
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1A5

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georgetacik on September 30, 2011 at 3:31 am

The Tivoli was designed by Russian-born Max Zev Blankstein (1873-1931), Winnipeg’s first Jewish architect.

kencmcintyre on September 9, 2007 at 12:32 am

Here is a 1945 ad from the Winnipeg Free Press:

PGlenat on November 9, 2004 at 10:12 pm

824 seats would seem about right as I recall. It wasn’t a huge house and I don’t recall if it had a balcony. I don’t believe it did. Local info says it closed in ‘58 and the organ was removed at that time and sold to a local baptist church, where it is still in use. The organ was unique in that it was built by a company not known as a theater organ builder (Casavant), although they are widely recognized for their church pipe organs. It probably makes sense that it was reinstalled in a church (with the chimes, but minus percussions apparently). The theater interior was never remodelled, although some changes were made to the front of the building (new marquee, sign, entrance doors and ticket booth and a stucco wash was applied over the brick front below the marquee). A new entrance was cut into the side of the building from the parking lot after the conversion to a food market.

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[Deleted] on November 9, 2004 at 7:47 pm

I show an opening year of 1927 with a closing year of 1959 for the Tivoli Theatre. The seating capacity was 824.