Brown Block: Pantages & Strand Theatres (102 Street & Jasper Ave)

Opened: 1913

Renovated for Motion Pictures: 1921

Renovated for Talkies and renamed: 1931

Demolished: 1979

Built in 1913, the Pantages was billed as the most northerly high-class vaudeville theatre in North America. It hosted great entertainers such as the Marx Brothers, Stan Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy), Buster Keaton and Will Rogers. Though designated a Provincial Historic Site in 1976 it was demolished in 1979.

1921

nd-3-1339 - Pantages Theatre building, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1921

Google Streetview

nd-3-1339 - Pantages Theatre building, Edmonton, Alberta. - Now

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery

nd-3-1339 - Pantages Theatre building, Edmonton, Alberta. - Map

Circa 1911 (Concept Drawing)

na-1328-64384 - Brown Block and Pantages Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. - ca. 1911

1913 (Under Construction)

na-1328-64411 - Brown Block and Pantages Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. - ca 1913

na-1328-839 - Pantages - ca 1913

May 12 1913 (Opening Night РInterior)

na-1328-2200 - Opening night, Pantages Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. - May 12 1913

May 12 1913 (Opening Night – Interior)

This photo was dated 1921 but described as opening night (which would have been 1913, unless it is referring to an opening for a show).

This photo was dated 1921 but described as opening night (which would have been 1913, unless it is referring to an opening for a show).

1934

nd-3-6718a - Strand Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1934