The Magnificent Granada Theatre

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record
The Magnificent Granada Theatre
An older photo of the Granada Theatre from The Record Archives.

The Granada Theatre holds a special place in the memory of Sherbrooke residents; it was a center of cultural life in Sherbrooke upon opening its doors in 1929 and it was a popular hotspot of downtown Sherbrooke. If you were from the area, it was the place to go on the evenings and weekends with your friends and family.
The Granada Theatre was designed by architect D.J. Crighton and it was built by the United Amusement Corporation between 1928-1929. The interior design was created by interior decorator Emmanuel Briffa. The Granada was designed as an atmospheric theatre. The interior was purposely designed to make visitors feel like they are in a particular time and place, and its architecture was influenced by the Spanish Revival style. At the time, the theatre could fit up to 1,700 people. See full story in the Wednesday, Sept. 11 edition of The Record.

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