HISTORIC EDMONTON THEATRE DESTROYED BY FIRE

Jan 13, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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A historic entertainment venue in Edmonton that traced its roots back to the late 1930s has been destroyed by fire. Flames erupted overnight in the Roxy Theatre, in a west-central Edmonton neighbourhood, with thick clouds of smoke shooting into the air. The building was engulfed when firefighters arrived and the building’s walls eventually collapsed. There are no reports of injuries. The theatre was built in 1938 as a cinema, but was converted to a live-performance venue in the late 1980s. The Theatre Network, which owns the Roxy, had been celebrating its 40th season as a company at the theatre.

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