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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Imperial Honours Man Who Spearheaded Its Refurbishment

The Imperial Theatre marks its 100th anniversary this week--and a gala dinner paid tribute to the man whose vision made the uptown icon what it is today.

Jack MacDougall was given The Show Must Go On Award after he initially bought the theatre from the Pentecostal Church for a million dollars--with one dollar down. He tells CHSJ News he initial came in to look at an organ for sale, but fate had other plans.

When MacDougall bought the theatre back in the 1980s the main stage venue in Saint John was Saint John High School. He says he fully anticipates the theatre to be going strong in another 100 years.