Third Avenue to Broadway! Walking Tour of Timmins’ Old Movie Theatres


Price: $19

Experience Hosted by Nicola Alexander

1-2 hours • Hosted in English

What We’ll Do

Discover Timmins’ theatre history on a walk through the Downtown BIA. We will meet outside the Broadway Diner, the original location of one of Timmins’ old movie theatres. Then take a walk up Third Avenue, stopping at three more sites along the way. We will finish up at the Timmins Seniors Recreational Centre, original location of the New Empire. Step inside with me to discover clues to the building’s past! There will be a complimentary concession stand and time to share stories and impressions with TSRC members over light refreshment. This tour is offered weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays through July / August at 10.30am.

Experience Setting

We will meet on Third Avenue, outside the Broadway Diner which is located on corner of Third and Maple.

What to Bring

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather - rain or shine!

What’s Included

Water and movie-themed snacks will be provided at the final stop in the form of a complimentary concession stand.

Additional Requirements

Booking and payment strictly in advance through Eventbrite. The experience has not been designed for children and guests should be at least 12 or older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Other Details


1-2 hours


Age 12+

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Meet your host, Nicola Alexander

I am an Artist (NOAA) and Built Heritage Specialist (M.Phil, B.Arch) with over twenty years experience working in the built environment across diverse contexts, which includes South Africa, Namibia and Canada. As chairperson of the Municipal Heritage Committee, I have taken the lead on several projects to raise awareness and understanding around conservation of Timmins’ heritage. My illustrative artwork has been exhibited widely across northeastern Ontario under the umbrella of the Northern Ontario Art Association. And I offer workshops and experiences that bring a unique perspective to our understanding of place, storytelling and the importance of heritage in finding meaningful connection.