January 2: Metropolitan Theatre opens; Manitoba's first New Year's Levée

January 2, 1871 - Manitoba Lieutenant Governor Adams Archibald hosts the province’s first New Year’s Levée at Upper Fort Garry. For a history of Manitoba's levée.

Metropolitan Theatre
January 2, 1920  - Winnipeg's Metropolitan Theatre opens as the Allen Theatre. The date was delayed when the 2,000 theatre sets went missing en route from Minnesota to Winnipeg. 

After sitting empty for 25 years, it reopened as the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in 2012.

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