City of Montreal sells long-neglected Snowdon Theatre for $1.6 million

Feb 5 2018, 5:20 pm

The City of Montreal has sold the historic Snowdon theatre to a private company for $1.6 million.

According to CBC, the sale took place under the condition that the private company keep the building’s classic art deco look and Snowdon sign.

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The theatre opened in 1937 and closed in 1982.The City of Montreal has owned the building for the past several years. In 2016, the deteriorating building was damaged further by a fire and three teenagers were charged with arson.

According to Marvin Rotrand, the city councillor for the Snowdon district, the majority of the building will be turned into housing.

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