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The Empress Theatre, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, is the oldest, continually operating theate in Alberta at 108 years old! The Empress opened in 1912 as an Opera House then transitioned into Vaudeville, proceeded by silent movies, and today operates as a cinema and concert/event stage. We re open 364 days a years; closed only Christmas day.ore significant than providing entertainment and cultural events to our community, the Empress has been a major part of the very social fabric of our community. Our resident ghost, Ed, is quite famous. Ed was a former janitor at the Empress and was known to enjoy a drink and smoke. Some artists, patrons and visitors sometimes smell cigarette and whiskey, and sometimes our friendly ghost appears in a dressing room mirror. Ed likes to play with the lights and sound system, move drama kids lunch bags throughout the theatre and rearrange pictures on the wall . . . but mostly Ed just likes to sit in this favourite seat and enjoy a performance in the back row of the balcony.