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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1937 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.6 x 3.3 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-051
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Oak Theatre at 3506 Kingsway at night. This was the first commercial use of neon lighting in Burnaby. This photograph may have been taken opening night, August 4, 1937.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1937 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-051
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.6 x 3.3 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Oak Theatre at 3506 Kingsway at night. This was the first commercial use of neon lighting in Burnaby. This photograph may have been taken opening night, August 4, 1937.
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Names
Oak Theatre
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-1
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the construction of the Royal Oak Theatre in 1936, the opening of the theatre held on August 4, 1937, the theatre with snow in the winter and the Digney family home and neighborhood . Andy Digney moved with his family from Man…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-1
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the construction of the Royal Oak Theatre in 1936, the opening of the theatre held on August 4, 1937, the theatre with snow in the winter and the Digney family home and neighborhood . Andy Digney moved with his family from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1936 and purchased 2 acres of land where he settled with his family and built the Royal Oak Theatre which was located at 5000 Kingsway ( Marlborough & Kingsway). The theatre was located on a 2 acre parcel of land and had a 350 seat capacity and offered valet parking. Construction crews with men and horses can be seen laying the foundation and erecting the walls of the theatre and crowds of people and cars are seen arriving outside the theatre on opening day.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Oak Theatre'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Openings
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Animals - Horses
Names
Royal Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Children's theatrical performance at the Oak Theatre

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 36 sec.) : digital, b&w ; si.
Item No.
562-002-5
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a black and white film segment of an unidentified theatrical production at the Royal Oak Theatre with children as the performers. Children appear in costume with some dressed as mice or rats and cats dancing and performing on the stage while others are dressed as townsfo…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-5
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 36 sec.) : digital, b&w ; si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a black and white film segment of an unidentified theatrical production at the Royal Oak Theatre with children as the performers. Children appear in costume with some dressed as mice or rats and cats dancing and performing on the stage while others are dressed as townsfolk. The play closely resembles the folk tale 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' ( also known as The Pan Piper, the Rat Catcher of Hamelin).
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Persons - Children
Names
Royal Oak Theatre
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.44.1
Description
Postcard, black and white photo; horizontal; white Art Deco building with corner entrance, car under canopy at left; in white at lower left, "THE OAK THEATRE" "ROYAL OAK, BURNABY," "NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C."; clock at front of canopy shows 6:43; glossy, white border; ca.1940s; on reverse in grey, "POS…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.44.1
Description
Postcard, black and white photo; horizontal; white Art Deco building with corner entrance, car under canopy at left; in white at lower left, "THE OAK THEATRE" "ROYAL OAK, BURNABY," "NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C."; clock at front of canopy shows 6:43; glossy, white border; ca.1940s; on reverse in grey, "POST CARD" "MADE IN CANADA" "CORRESPONDENCE" "ADDRESS"; at upper right, outline of rectangle formed by "AZO" printed four times, squares at corners; finger? smudge, brownish marks at right; gloss worn? at some places along edges on front; unused
Marks/Labels
The Oak Theatre / Royal Oak / Burnaby / New Westminster, B.C.
Colour
black and white
Country Made
Canada
Title
The Oak Theatre Royal Oak, Burnaby, New Westminster, B.C.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-2
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Royal…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-2
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Royal Oak Theatre. As the royal couple (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) drive by the crowd on Kingsway, they can be seen in a automobile identified as a McLaughlin model 45 Extra Special series, with Queen Elizabeth holding a white umbrella. RCMP officers are seen on a motorcycle with a side car, while dignitaries and officials in automobiles accompany the royal couple as the crowd waves red flags and looks on as the cars drive off.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - May Day
Events - Royal Visits
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Royal Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
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