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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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The 980-seat Alhambra Theatre opens in Vancouver in March with the musical The Pearl of Pekin. Used primarily by visiting stock and local amateur companies, the building became the Theatre Royal in 1902 and the People's Theatre 1903-05. In 1906 the theatre was renovated and operated until 1913 as the 1,200-seat Orpheum Theatre for the Seattle-based Sullivan-Considine vaudeville circuit.