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Kinemacolor (Colonial) Theatre
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
603 Granville St.
Organ installation timeframe: 1913 -
 
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Ad for Opening Night at the Kinemacolor Theatre appearing in the Vancouver Daily World February 15, 1913.
 
The Kinemacolor Theatre opened February 24, 1913. There is a reference to a "$10,000 pipe organ" being installed in the 1913-1914 timeframe, but no further information is available. The theatre later reopened as the Colonial Theatre in 1915.
 

Colonial Theatre c.1920. Image courtesy Vancouver Public Library, public domain.
 

c.1925. Image courtesy City of Vancouver Archives, public domain.
 

Colonial Theatre c.1929. Image courtesy Vancouver Public Library, public domain.
 

c.1957. Image courtesy City of Vancouver Archives
 

Colonial Theatre, early 1960s
 

c.1967. Image courtesy City of Vancouver Archives, public domain.
 

c.1971
 

1972. Image courtesy City of Vancouver Archives, public domain.
 
The Colonial Theatre building was demolished in 1972.
 

Entrance stained glass
 
According to the website Changing Vancouver, the original stained glass entrance signage was 7 feet high and 13 feet wide. The piece disappeared when the building was torn down in 1972 only to reappear in a local Keg restaurant some time later.
 


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