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(Burton Cummings Theatre)
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The Walker Theatre is the oldest of Winnipeg’s three
surviving grand theatres. Officially opening in February,
1907, the Walker showcased some of the finest pre-World
War I performers from American and British stages.
Built by Corliss Powers Walker and his wife Harriet, the
couple had originally moved to Winnipeg from Fargo to refurbish
and operate the Winnipeg Theatre and Opera House, formerly
Victoria Hall at Notre Dame Avenue and Adelaide Street.
The Walker was part of the Theatre Syndicate of New York
connected to Walker’s Red River Valley circuit, which
included touring houses in Fargo, Grand Forks, Grafton
and Fergus Falls.