The Royal Theatre - Gananoque, On

Category
Carolyn Fe Blues Collective
Date
Friday, 25 August 2017 19:00

Carolyn Fe Blues Collective in an acoustic trio format at the newly renovated historic The Royal Theatre, Thousand Islands (formerly known as the Delaney Theatre) in Gananoque, Ontraio.
Tickets: $20.00 online purchases, click >> The Royal Theatre
Reservations and information: (613) 382-5000

Some history about the theatre: Built in 1930 by the Delaney family as a Vaudeville House, this all poured-concrete structure was one of the first “fire-proof” buildings ever conceived in North America. The Great Depression slowed the family’s progress with their new theatre venture, however, and it was not until 1937 that the doors were opened to patrons. The venue hosted live acts and popular movies until 1960, when it was converted to a bowling alley. Proprietor and Founding Artistic Director Kevin John Saylor purchased the imposing old building in 2013. The spirit of community he discovered in Gananoque was immediately inviting, and the fact that the town was already a theatre destination (home of the Thousand Islands Playhouse) and very famous as the “Gateway to the Thousand Islands”,  made relocating an easy decision.

 
 
 

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