Our History

Pooley Street, Wells, BC, 1930s

Pooley Street, Wells, BC, 1930s

 
 

way back when

Built in 1934, the Sunset was a movie house built to entertain mine workers during the great gold boom in Wells, which, at its peak, boasted a population of 5,000. It was actually one of two movie theatres in Wells; the other, the Lode, burnt down in the 1980s.

The Sunset has played countless classic movies, and even served as a temporary morgue after a mining accident in the 1950s. The building has been restored and transformed into a live playing space. The doors re-opened in 2006 to host theatrical events and live concerts. The silver screen is still there, and the theatre still screens movies on the silver screen.