History

History of Brockville Arts Centre

From the beginning

1858 – The present Brockville Arts Centre on King Street West is built to serve as a town hall, market place and fire engine house. (Two of the original date stones still exist placed on the outside wall).

1880 – The town hall is moved to a new location allowing for the creation of Brockville’s first real theatre called The Opera House.

1911 – The building is expanded creating a tall fly tower, spacious dressing rooms and the third largest stage in Canada. The Opera House is renamed New Theatre.

1929 – New Theatre closes due to declining revenues. The theatre remains “dark” through much of the so called “dirty thirties”.

1937 – Fire destroys the auditorium. Fortunately, the proscenium’s asbestos curtain saves the huge stage, backstage area and fly tower.

1939 – The renovated building reopens as a motion-picture theatre called The Regent.

1958 – The rising popularity of television forces the closure of The Regent. (Today, in the projection booth the two 35 milimetre film projectors continue to function and are used for special screenings).

1960 – The building reopens as Brockville’s Civic Auditorium offering a venue for local theatre groups and professional touring companies.

1975 – The Civic Auditorium is renovated including an expansion to accommodate a lobby art gallery and box office.

1981 – The rear of the building is expanded for rehearsal space, set construction, prop and wardrobe storage.

1990 – The building is renamed Brockville Arts Centre.

2009 – Project ENCORE! – a community-driven undertaking, restores and redecorates the theatre under the direction of Designer Peggy Irvine.

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Brockville Arts Centre Road to the Oscars Film Series presents

WONDERSTRUCK

Starring Julianne Moore & Michelle Williams

Friday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $10.00 (HST included) General Admission
Rated PG
Runtime 116 minutes

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

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The Brockville Arts Centre Road to the Oscars Film Series presents

LADY BIRD
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf & Lucas Hedges
Written & Directed by Greta Gerwig

Friday,January 19 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $10.00 (HST included)
General Admission
Runtime 93 minutes
Rated 14A

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In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
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