Soo Theatre Hosts First Show Since October Fire

The historic Soo Theatre has opened its doors to the public for the first time since a fire broke out near the stage back in October.

Crews have been on scene cleaning up smoke damage and working through the fire recovery for the past two months.

The Sault Ste. Marie landmark is back to taking tickets.

“It’s wonderful to be home we are in our spot, people are coming back they now the theatre is alive and well. We have as much heat as we had before but it’s on either side of the auditorium instead just one place,” Soo Theatre Project Vice President Martha Cowan, said.

The goal was to open the curtain at the Soo theatre before Christmas and with a lot of help, that was accomplished.

The recovery is still ongoing but with the heating equipment replaced and the smoke cleared, the old seats of the historic theatre were filled once again.

“It was built in 1930 as a theatre and it’s still running as a theater, which is amazing. It’s nice to have something for the community and to bring in so many acts and opportunities,” Lola Kennedy, said.

Theatre of Night, a band with local roots, took to the stage to soundtrack the moment.

Although the fire was quite the scare, the iconic theatre plans on bringing entertainment to the Sault area for years to come.