Montreal’s Cinema du Parc to close

posted by rivest266 on July 10, 2006 at 11:07 am

MONTREAL, CANADA — Sadly, it appears Cinema du Parc will be closing its door in a few weeks:

Montreal’s last English-language repertory cinema, Cinema du Parc, will close Aug. 3 because attendance has declined significantly in the past year, its owner says.

A spokesperson for the Daniel Langlois Group, which owns the theatre, said Wednesday that it had faced stiffer competition recently because other theatres started screening similar films.

The spokesperson said the company hopes to sell it to a group that would be interested in reopening the facility.

“It’s really bad for films, in the sense, apart from mainstream films, we’re losing out,” said Peter Rist, a professor of film at Concordia University in Montreal.

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