Winnipeg's Met Theatre set to reopen
from CBC News
Winnipeg's Metropolitan Theatre is finally ready to reopen and embrace the next chapter in its 93-year history. After spending the past 25 years shuttered and with an uncertain future, the newly-named Metropolitan Entertainment Centre will open its doors for an exclusive, invitation-only evening gala. Vacant since 1987, the Met was purchased in 2006 by the Canad Inns hotel chain, which had considered some type of entertainment venue featuring a Manitoba rock and roll hall of fame. Canad Inns has invested $20 million to return the building to its former glory. "I think the ingenuity of this is that the main portion of the Met really has been restored to the grandeur of a bygone era," Canad Inns CEO Paul Robson said.
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