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Old Posted Jul 25, 2009, 8:25 AM
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Regina | Historical Discussion

Basically in this thread you just tell us what you remember about Regina that has now changed (i.e I remember when the Petcetera on Albert St north used to be a Future Shop), lets try to keep them short please, thanks.

So i will start

...when Regina's original skyscraper (McCallum Building - 10 stories high) was imploded back in 82 to make way for the 1st of 2 Twin Towers...

...when there was an old movie theatre accross the street from the above location (corner of Scarth St and 12th Ave) where the current Canada Life building now is, last movie i watched there was Wayne's World, 3 times! ...

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I remember when...

...when the little Organic grocery store on 14th Ave downtown between Lorne St and Rae St, used to be an IGA and I could buy a coke, chocolate bar and chips for about $1!...

...when where the Brewsters and Shoppers on south Albert and 29th Avenue (just north of the 7-11) used to be a hotel and the best bar i have ever gone to in Regina "CHECKERS!"...

...when the Lewvan didn't exist...

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...when there was an old movie theatre accross the street from the above location (corner of Scarth St and 12th Ave) where the current Canada Life building now is, last movie i watched there was Wayne's World, 3 times! ...
Did you say Wayne's World?



Photo from that last roll of slide film (shit, slides?) I took of the Capitol Theatre.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2009, 5:03 PM
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Did you say Wayne's World?



Photo from that last roll of slide film (shit, slides?) I took of the Capitol Theatre.
Haha thats awesome!, I never thought i would see a relatively new picture (not black & white) of the Capitol Theatre again but to see one with the last movie i went to is sweet, thanks!
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I remember Strathcona Elementary School (cause i went there the last year it was opened) which is on Broad St between 14th & 15th Ave. It is now a Shoppers and some Condos.

Oh and the Shoppers used to be across the street to the North, building is still there but I don't know what it currently is
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I believe it is a physiotherapist clinic now.

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I remember Strathcona Elementary School (cause i went there the last year it was opened) which is on Broad St between 14th & 15th Ave. It is now a Shoppers and some Condos.

Oh and the Shoppers used to be across the street to the North, building is still there but I don't know what it currently is
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Did you say Wayne's World?



Photo from that last roll of slide film (shit, slides?) I took of the Capitol Theatre.
a few years later..


also, remember the highrise boom in the late 80's/early 90's?

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Old Posted Jul 28, 2009, 4:01 AM
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Poor Capitol theater, I hope we get one downtown again soon.

I remember when

...Swiss Chalet was still in town where that sports bar now is on Albert Street north. (i worked there)

...Not only Robert Usher but McGuigan was still open as a high school between 8th Ave N and 9th Ave N beside Lorne St behind the Northgate Mall.

...We used to have a really good pizza place in the 80's just off of Albert Street south near the Southland Mall called Geno's

...the Honda Dealership on Broad St (by all the dealerships) went up in flames and they had to rebuild on a different section of their lot
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There was a Geno's on North Albert as well, where BP's is now. That was the first time I ever had a steak sandwich with spaghetti instead of fries...

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...We used to have a really good pizza place in the 80's just off of Albert Street south near the Southland Mall called Geno's
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cool idea

i remember when they started building that native unversity

lol homly slide film gee i got a couple rolls of 120 slide film here
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...when Lick-a-d-split used to be open off arcola and sask drive and the ice cream was fabulous!...(or very near there)...

...when the Scotia Galleria was open...

...when Royal Airlines flew out of Regina...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raa23.jpg

...when Canada 3000 flew out of Regina...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raa27.jpg

...when Canadian Regional flew out of Regina...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ca..._Airlines2.jpg

...when you could get slushies and corn dogs at the southland Woolco!

http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca...08/woolco1.jpg

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...when the west harvest inn on south albert used to be a Sandman Inn, and where the Blockbuster is used to be a pool!...
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...when the west harvest inn on south albert used to be a Sandman Inn, and where the Blockbuster is used to be a pool!...

You forgot that it was originally the Bell City Motor Inn and has the Pig & Whistle Pub attached to it (where Blockbuster is).
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...the Plains Hospital....
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2009, 5:29 AM
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wondering into a mcdonalds when i was 7 during a blizzard to get something to eat with my parents then spending the night in the parking lot till the storm cleard up

the first time i road the bus from winnipeg to cal and having a pit stop in regina and seeing its downtown from the greyhound quite impresed at the time 2 more trips later taking my first wonder through downtown regina on a 1 hr stop over
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Arcola Ave. was a 2-way single lane road, with a railroad travelling alongside. Also Ring Rd. and Arcola Ave. intersection was a 2- or 4-way (??!) stop (somebody correct me if they know!) as were other road crossings along the Ring Rd. And also a lot of Ring Rd. was 2-way single lane. Construction of Lewvan Drive was proceeding, as that was when one of my friends would ride his pee wee motorcycle (80cc) short distances alongside (after construction hours of the day).
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The McGavin's bakery on 4th and Albert and the brewery accross the street.

Eatons was in the Cornwall centre and The Bay was at 12th and Hamilton.

The Dairy Queen at 5th and Pasqua was still open (back when they still had them without seating)
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I've been uploading a few more old film shots of Regina buried around here. Here is the last bit of CIBC (FCC) and McCallum Hill II construction bits I've found. I want to get my slides of the Capital Theatre scanned sometime. They would make a great little photothread on their own. Photos from me.





Here's the link to a flickr set of Regina on film they come from. I'll be uploading a few more as time goes on. Probably things that have changed first.

And thanks for the links A4REgina, my flickr account has seen a much needed increase in traffic the last little while.
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And thanks for the links A4REgina, my flickr account has seen a much needed increase in traffic the last little while.
no problem they are great!
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I was born and raised in Whitmore Park, so I've got fond memories of South Albert in the 80's. I remember when...

...Dairy Queen was located in the building that currently houses Subway/TCBY. They were on two stories and had a big staircase leading to the second story, which had a big fishtank at the top of the stairs.

...A&W was a Drive-In and you could pull up and order through a speaker.

...A&W upgraded to an eat-in restaurant that had a big orange gas fireplace in the middle of the eating area.

...a Shell gas station was located just north of the Canadian Tire store and had a drive-through Oil Change shop

...Robins Donuts was located just south of the Canadian Tire in what is now the CAA store

...Bi-Rite Drug Store was the main drug store in the south end and was in that horribly small mini-mall at the corner of Albert & Gordon. Then Bi-Rite was bought out by Shopper's Drug Mart.

...Boston Pizza was Gino's Pizza, which had wierd ramps going up and down to different seating levels and a great pizza buffet

...Buffalo Bills Arcade was located behind Gino's. They offered a Birthday Party Package which was $25 and all the machines had the coin thing open for 3 hours so you could just hit the coin slot button a thousand times and play as much as you wanted.

...the south end library was called the Sunset Library and was in the Sunset mall along side Greko's Restaurant. Then they closed it down and moved to the Southland Mall, renaming it the George Bothwell Library.

...the video store on the east side service road was ACME video, but then got bought out by Roger's Video.

... McGavin's Bakery sold great smelling fresh bread and the Brown Derby was one of the fanciest south end restaurants in the Albert Park mall on Gordon & Queen

Haha, I could keep going but this post is getting way too long.
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