The Empress Theatre was built in 1912 as a venue to entertain the Northwest Mounted Police through vaudeville and theatrical productions in the earlier days.
The Empress has films, hosts concerts and several film festivals. It has served as a vaudeville house, concert hall, live theatre, its main production being a run as a moving picture theatre.
The Empress Theatre has also been put into numerous Hauntings of Alberta stories due to the fact that there are many speculations about “Ed the Ghost”.
The Empress Theatre is still a running theatre in Fort Macleod. Empress is the oldest continually operating theatre in Western Canada.