The Movie Palace Closing

posted by JCM on February 2, 2011 at 7:45 am

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA — The Movie Palace closing Thursday Feb. 3rd after six years of operation under its current name. The theatre dates back to the 1930s and operated formerly as the Lyceum and the Mountain.

Owner Dale Barker announced the closing in a news release, but didn’t return calls to say why.

“After nearly 6 years, The Movie Palace will be forced to close their doors this Thursday, Feb 3rd,” he wrote. “It is important for everyone to know that our closure was not from providing the best value in town, or the lack of support from Hamiltonians. We far exceeded single-screen expectations, along with occasionally having greater attendance than the local multiplex.”

Read more in The Spec.

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Comments (3)

TLSLOEWS on February 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

I read on their website that their last showings will be tonight.

Davester on February 4, 2011 at 7:18 pm

The theatre was featured on Dragon’s Den (in Canada). However, the Dragon’s didn’t agree with Dale’s financial business model. It’s unfortunate that they didn’t seem to appreciate the theatre going experience that the Movie Palace offered. Very sad to see the place close.

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