PATRICIA THEATRE

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Built in 1928, the Patricia Theatre has been characterized as exuding subdued elegance. The external architecture was designed in the Spanish Renaissance style, highlighted by the ornamentation on the upper external facade. No other buildings in Townsite have these unique features and styling.

The internal architecture of the theatre is known as Military style. Emphasized is a three-tiered hierarchy of balcony, loges and general main floor seating area. This movie theatre was also equipped for live performance with a stage and changing rooms.

Recent electronic testing found the Patricia to have near perfect acoustics. This fact, indicates once again, the extraordinary craftsmanship demonstrated throughout.

Unfortunately, the art of erecting such an acoustically perfect theatre has been lost. However, the Patricia Theatre has recently undergone major restoration and continues to be the oldest operating movie theatre in BC.