2015 4th Street SW, Calgary AB Canada.
Drawing on influences from throughout Asia, FOO is a tribute to the Asian street food culture. FOO combines a “hawker stall” feel with a modern, edgy and laid back atmosphere.
FOO came together as the combined vision of owners Sterling Grice and Patrick Lynch. Both Lynch and Grice spent time living and working in Asia. Throughout their travels they gained firsthand knowledge of the Asian food experience. It was the street stall food culture that left the most profound impression on them.
A long-time friend of Grice, Mark Carrillo also worked and traveled extensively throughout Asia. Carrillo’s love of Asian street food – combined with a passion for fresh quality ingredients – created the perfect opportunity to bring FOO to Calgary diners.
One of the first suburban cinemas in Calgary, the Tivoli opened on October 7th, 1936. The principal architect of the strikingly modern theatre was Cecil Blankstein, of the Winnipeg firm of Green, Blankstein, Russell & Ham. The opening of the theatre drew quite a crowd, as it was the first time that glass blocks had been used in construction of a building in Calgary.
For much of its history, the Tivoli showed first-run British and art films, but in the 1970s, it became an adult theatre, showing soft-core and blacksploitation films. In 1980, it became the first theatre in Calgary to show exclusively Chinese language films. The theatre was closed in March of 1990.