The Downtown theatre on Portage Avenue closed a couple of days after these photographs were taken. One expropriation of many enacted for the Core Area Initiatives project. I had been documenting some of the areas affected and walked into the theatre that day and asked if I could just step inside to take a few photographs. The gentleman taking the tickets, manning the concession stand and dismantling the shop said “Why not”… the movie playing was the usual soft porn fare (kung fu movies for Saturday matinees). In the block where MEC is now, I think…. Winnipeg, 1979. Only 8 images, check out the slide show at the start or scroll down for a larger image. Comments welcome.