The Klondike Gold Rush

The Palace Grand Theatre

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The jewel of Dawson City is the Palace Grand Theatre. Built by Arizona Charlie Meadows, a showman from the Wild West shows, it opened its doors in 1899. It had a short yet prosperous run during the gold rush showcasing popular performances of the time. In 1961, after years of neglect, the Canadian government restored the theatre. At present, the Palace Grand is a popular and lively cultural venue.

Aired: 01/06/15

Rating: TV-PG

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The Klondike Gold Rush” is made possible by The Wilson Foundation, The Cable Public Affairs Channel, with additional funding provided by the Rogers Documentary Fund, and The Rogers Cable Network Fund. With the participation of The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, and the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.