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Manitoba Business: Allied Amusements Limited

Allied Amusements Limited was established as a limited partnership under The Companies Act on 26 July 1926. The firm received its charter of incorporation the following month, on 21 August 1926, and held an initial capital stock of $100,000. The founding partnership comprised of theatre manages Jacob “Jack” Miles and Nathan Rothstein, along with lawyer Ivan James Rochester Deacon, Donald Royden Bennett, legal clerk John Henry Adams, and accountant Eugene Cazal. The head office was located at the Rose Theatre in Winnipeg. Its inaugural Directors were a pair of couples; both Jack and Esther Miles as well as Nathan and Miriam Rothstein. In June 1936, Allied Amusements Limited was amalgamated into Western Theatres Limited.

Venues

Building

Location

Year

Status

Palace Theatre

501 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg

1912

Vacant (2020)

Rose Theatre

801 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg

1926

Standing (2020)

Plaza Theatre

Marion Street, Winnipeg

c1926

?

Roxy Theatre

385 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg

1929

Standing (2020)

Uptown Theatre

394 Academy Road, Winnipeg

1930-1931

Standing (2020)

Sources:

“Biggest theatre deal in years,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 May 1936, pages 1 & 4.

“Appeal dismissed,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 September 1937, page 19.

Companies Office corporation documents (CCA 0059), 342A - Allied Amusement Limited, GR6427, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 November 2020

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