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A piece of Manitoba history was recently lost as the Lido Theatre was engulfed in flames early yesterday morning.

This historic theater, located in The Pas, was constructed in 1929 and, according to the Manitoba Historical Society, was the first theatre in western Canada built for movies with sound.

The fire destroyed decades of historical artifacts, memorabilia, and documents, including the original blueprints, and many old family photos.

Investigations have determined that the cause of this fire is believed to be arson, and The Pas RCMP is calling on the community for assistance.

Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact The Pas RCMP at 204-627-6204.