Heritage Vancouver - Bulletin

October 26, 2008
Preservation Alert

Urgent! Act Now to Save the Pantages Theatre (1907)

Vancouver's Pantages Theatre, located at Main and Hastings, is the oldest surviving vaudeville theatre in Western Canada and the first theatre built by famed theatre owner Alexander Pantages.

A "For Sale" sign has gone up on the Pantages. This is the signal that the current owner has been unable to come to an agreement with the city to restore the theatre after three years of planning and negotiations. Given the nature of Vancouver's real estate climate and lack of heritage protection, if sold for development, this will likely mean the demolition of the Pantages theatre.

How can you help?
Send the mayor and city councillors a letter or e-mail stating that you support the plans to restore the theatre and you urge the city to come to immediate arrangements with the current owner to ensure that the theatre is restored. Please write to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca

This is the last chance to save the Pantages!

Additional Pantages information

Pantages Theatre Arts Society

Heritage Vancouver's Pantages Theatre page (multiple links, etc.)


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