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.
Explore our site for more information on the history of the Townsite, and enjoy a virtual tour of the historic district as well!
Townsite Walking Tour: Here you can take a virtual stroll through Powell River’s Historic Townsite with a commentary on each tour stop.
6211 Walnut Street,
Powell River BC V8A 4K2 Canada
+1 604 483 3901