No more Garrick…ya, sucks, hey. They just announced it yesterday on their website.
For me, I only knew the Garrick as a concert venue. Lots of great shows there. A sweat box in the summer, but worth it for the fantastic acts they brought in.
But a lot of Winnipeg knew it as the theatre of all theatres, especially when it reopened (May 16, 1968) as the city’s first multiplex. It featured TWO whole cinemas under one roof!
“The venue itself is changing management, so it’s future is unknown. In the spirit of the Garrick, only time will tell what might happen.”.
Let’s hope said change in management catches the Garrick spirit.