The Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N, Canada
Reconnu formellement en:
The Broadway Theatre
Theatre on Broadway
Liens et documents
Date(s) de construction
1946/01/01 à 1947/12/31
Inscrit au répertoire canadien:
Description du lieu patrimonial
The Broadway Theatre is a Municipal Heritage Property comprising two city lots in the Nutana district of Saskatoon. The property features a two-storey, stucco movie theatre. The designation is limited to the exterior of the building and the theatre lobby.
The heritage value of the Broadway Theatre resides in its Art Moderne architecture. Built in 1946, the Art Moderne influence of this building reflects the mid-twentieth century design trends common to new cinemas. The stucco-clad asymmetrical façade, rounded corners at its recessed front entrance, horizontal belt courses and streamlined sign imply modernity that typified the cinema. Its lobby, featuring terrazzo flooring and recessed valance lighting leads to a single-screen seating area.
The heritage value of the Broadway Theatre also lies in its association with the Broadway Avenue commercial district, a part of its evolution as a centre of pioneer trade to diversified retail and service use. Built independently at a time when large companies dominated theatre ownership, today the refurbished cinema is an important artistic venue for film festivals, musical performances and special events.
City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 7624.
The heritage value of the Broadway Theatre resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that speak to the theatre’s Art Moderne architectural style, such as its stucco exterior and the glass blocks around its show windows, the doors of the main entrance and the lobby, including the doors leading into the screening area, the oval ticket box, the valance lighting and the terrazzo flooring;
-those elements that speak to its contribution to the streetscape and its importance as a cultural venue for Saskatoon, such as the marquee and its location on its original site.
Autorité de reconnaissance
Administrations locales (Sask.)
Heritage Property Act, alinéa 11(1)(a)
Type de reconnaissance
Bien patrimonial municipal
Date de reconnaissance
Données sur l'histoire
Thème - catégorie et type
- Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
- Les arts et l'enseignement
Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction
- Auditorium, cinéma ou boîte de nuit
Architecte / Concepteur
Emplacement de la documentation
City of Saskatoon
Community Services Department
Development Services Branch
222 - 3rd Avenue North
SASKATOON SK S7K 0J5
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