Monday, March 16, 2009

Introducing the historic Imperial Theatre

While I never doubt the interest of my readers in topics tide-related, it's true that the architecture and art sections of my blog also get plenty of interest. A place, after all, is not only about the landscape and seascape but also about its people, their lives and interests. No where is this reflected more than through the delightful combination of architecture and art in our heritage theatres.

I've previous posted about Ship's Company Theatre on the Kipawo ferry in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and now I'd like to introduce you to the enchanting Imperial Theatre in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Imperial (still in full operation today) was built in 1913 and billed as the 'finest theatre in Eastern Canada'. In the early days it hosted such entertainment headliners as Harry Houdini and John Philip Sousa. Now the Imperial is likely the busiest playhouse in our region with a year-round roster of performances of all types. Well worth checking out when you visit the Bay of Fundy!

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