Series 11 - Clubs/Entertainment Venues

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Clubs/Entertainment Venues

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Sound recording
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CA EDM MS-595-11

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  • 1970 - 2009 (Creation)
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    Clubs / Entertainment Venues

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55 cm of textual records and other material

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([ca. 1969]-current)

Administrative history

Gay clubs and bars operated openly in Edmonton from 1969 onwards. The first club established (ca. 1969) was called Club 70 and was located at 10242-106 street. It ceased operating in 1977, and at this same location was briefly the Cha Cha Palace (late 1970’s), Boots and Saddle Nightclub (ca. 1978-2010), and finally The Junction Bar and Eatery (2010-2012). Boots and Saddle also operated Boots: the Blue Room, Simply Boots, and the Garage Burger Bar (1997-2010). Flashback Nite Club opened first in 1976 at 11639 Jasper Avenue, and then relocated to 103rd Avenue and 104 street, closing ca. 1991. The Roost Club opened in September 1977, initially open for men only, but expanded to include women in the following year. Buddy’s Nite Club opened on 124 street in ca. 1994, remaining there for 15 years, and operated its final six years on Jasper Avenue, closing in 2015.
Other LGQBT bars in Edmonton included Prism, for queer women, closing in 2010; Woody’s Pub on Jasper Avenue; Secrets Bar and Grill on 107th street; and Play Nightclub downtown. Another organization important as a social and entertainment outlet for Edmonton’s gay community was 'The New Royalist Social Society of Northern Alberta: The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose', established in Edmonton in 1976 as part of an international Imperial Sovereign Court system. As well as providing entertainment for the gay community, the Imperial Court expanded its role to raise funds for gay and gay positive charities, and established a scholarship fund and the Star of Hope fund. Many of the gay bars and clubs hosted fundraising events or partnered with other organizations to raise monies for local community initiatives. [Some information provided by Rob Browatzke of The Junction.]

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Scope and content

This series consists of records of some of the clubs described above, but predominantly Club 70, The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) and The Roost Nightclub. There are early administrative records for Club 70, as well as newsletters and photographs. ISCWR records include Coronation programs and information from the first coronation in 1976, and then further programs and records from courts held from 1985 to 2009. There are numerous event and promotion files for The Roost Nightclub, including monthly event calendars, broadsheets and flyers, news clippings and event posters. Included with the records were Roost Nightclub plaques and trophies.

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The records are organized by creator.

Language of material

  • English

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Membership lists in folder 5 and folder 29 cannot be photocopied; otherwise there are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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File list available online.

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Physical description

Includes ca. 30 photographs, 52 posters, 1 compact disc, 2 trophies, and 1 plaque.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Rules for Archival Description (RAD), Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room