Historic Sites of Manitoba: Walker Theatre / Burton Cummings Theatre (364 Smith Street, Winnipeg)
Built in 1906 by theatrical entrepeneur C. P. Walker and formally dedicated on 18 February 1907 with a production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, this 2,000-seat auditorium in Winnipeg was originally intended to be part of a hotel, office, and retail complex. It was converted into a movie theatre in 1945 and operated until 1990. It was closed for about a year, then it reopened in 1991 as a performing arts space. It is a nationally, provincially and municipally designated historic site, and a plaque was unveiled at it by the Manitoba Heritage Council. The building has received a Preservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg.
Burton Cummings Theatre (September 2014)
Source: George Penner
Interior of the Burton Cummings Theatre (January 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N49.89571, W97.14338
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Walker Theatre 364 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 April 2017
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