The MET first opened its doors in 1919 as the Allen Theatre. Designed in the sumptuous style of the era, this “Movie Palace” offered films along with a variety of live entertainment. Opulently decorated lounges allowed patrons to gather and socialize, as well as be entertained. After 68 years of operation, the Movie Theatre was closed in 1987. In 2012 Canad Inns reopened the doors and revealed the new Metropolitan Entertainment Centre.
River City Rumble takes place at the MET, located at 281 Donald Street, right across from the MTS Centre. Parking is available at the Impark lot at 265 Smith Street.
Bands will be performing in the MET Grand Hall, a fully licensed venue with room for 1000 people. Saturday afternoon will see the Grand Hall set for full service dinner during The Butch Haller Dinner Hour from 5pm to 6pm on Sunday August 3rd. Throughout the weekend there will be live and recorded music on the rooftop Tiki patio where you can relax and enjoy Mai-Tais and food/beverage from the full service bar. The main floor lounge will host an array of vendors, as will the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies in the Grand Hall. Hair/Make-up and Swing Dance workshops will take place in the Grand Hall, while Burlesque and Rockabilly Guitar with Paul Pigat will be in the 3rd floor conference room.