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rivest266 commented about Canadian chain sells theater naming rights on Jan 30, 2007 at 12:24 pm

There is still an Cinéma Paramount in Rouyn-Norada,QC and an Paramount 3 in Amhurst NS. These were built by Famous Players in the late 1940’s. Also the Paramount in Montreal will be renamed Cinémas Banque Scotia. Theatres in Edmonton SilverCity ?, Paramount in Calgary and Vancouver.

Schmadrian, The Forum has been renamed Pepsi Forum (The AMC cinema inside serves Coke.)

rivest266
rivest266 commented about Scotiabank Theatre Toronto on Jan 24, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Theatre renamed Scotiabank Theatres on January 24, 2005, Others Paramount to be converted by April.

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rivest266 commented about Scotia Cinema on Jan 23, 2007 at 11:41 am

This cinema is going to get harder to find in Internet searches, The Paramounts in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary will be called Scotia Cinema or in Montreal Cinémas Scotia as Cineplex sold the nameing rights to the Bank of Nova Scotia.

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rivest266 commented about Le Spectrum on Jan 18, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Contre la destruction du Spectrum – Against the destruction of the Spectrum

An online petition is at
http://www.petitiononline.com/abc456g8/

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rivest266 commented about Le Spectrum on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:20 pm

http://www.drive-ins.com/dbtcdet.htm/tc=53/pga=56 has 1953 pictures of the theatre. (PDF document)

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rivest266 commented about Le Spectrum on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:07 pm

an history from my web at www.movie-theatre.org

http://www.spectrumdemontreal.ca
March 6,1952-1976 (Movies)
* March 6, 1952 opened by Famous Players’s Consolidated Theatres. The policy was French first-run movies.
* May 11, 1956 Switched to English Language roadshow movies
* July 1970 roadshow policy ends
* January 11, 1974 became an French adult theatre called Le Pigalle. It was shortly renamed Eden and shown English adult movies.
* 1976 taken over by Odeon theatres and renamed Carrefour. It closed July 30, 1976
* 1980 reopened as a popular nightclub called Le Spectrum, performers include Sting, David Bowie, U2
* 2001 There was plans to include this theatre in the Complexe Spectrum project but fell through.
* January 10, 2007 La Presse reports that this theatre is to be demolished in the summer for an office tower.

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rivest266 commented about Le Spectrum on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:03 pm

This theatre is to close

Last call at The Spectrum
CFCF:
A Montreal entertainment landmark that has hosted superstars such as U2, The Police and Peter Gabriel is on its last legs.
The Spectrum club on Ste. Catherine street will be demolished to make way for an office tower.
Relocation plans fell through
The developer says negotiations to relocate the Spectrum to another part of the lot fell through.
If the city gives the go-ahead, the Spectrum and several businesses next door will be demolished by summertime.

La Presse

Le Spectrum vit ses derniers mois. Il était prévu que cette institution du showbizz montréalais soit détruite tôt ou tard pour faire place à un nouveau complexe qui aurait abrité le nouveau Spectrum. Ce n'est plus le cas. Le nouveau propriétaire des lieux va de l'avant avec un projet de 70 millions, commerces et tour de bureaux, qui exclut la salle de spectacle.

«Jusqu'à preuve du contraire, il n'est plus question d'une salle de spectacle. On avait des délais à respecter. On a travaillé avec Spectra depuis mai 2006 pour relocaliser le Spectrum à l'arrière de l'édifice, mais malheureusement, jusqu'à aujourd'hui, rien ne se passe, on est obligés d'aller vers une autre option», a confié à La Presse Sam Benatar, président de la société immobilière SIDEV.

Si la Ville l'autorise, le Spectrum et les commerces avoisinants seront rasés l'été prochain après la tenue des FrancoFolies, organisées par Spectra, aussi responsable du Festival international de jazz. La nouvelle construction devrait commencer sans plus tarder.

rivest266
rivest266 commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Dec 30, 2006 at 9:14 am

View link

Aerial view, you can see the red and blue building.

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rivest266 commented about Cicero Cinema 13 on Dec 21, 2006 at 2:46 pm

I uploaded the grand opening ad at
http://flickr.com/photos/30943004@N00/329611978/

This theatre inspired Cinemas Guzzo in Montreal to build their Mega-Plexes.

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rivest266 commented about Cinestarz Burlington on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:40 am

The grand opening ad for Cineplex 6 can be had at:
View link
Seating in 1980:
Seating:
Cinema 1 88 seats
Cinema 2 98 seats
Cinema 3 72 seats
Cinema 4 55 seats
Cinema 5 55 seats
Cinema 6 55 seats
Total 423 seats

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rivest266 commented about Paramount Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and a fourth cinema to be renamed Scotiabank on Nov 14, 2006 at 11:53 am

These theatre may be renamed after the name of the loyalty program (Air Miles etc..) that Scotiabank is planning. As of Montreal, it will be a big job to take down that 100 feet high sign. (like an 160-ft crane that will block all of Metcalfe St.) The Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary jobs should be easier.

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rivest266 commented about Santa Clarita theater shortage on Oct 24, 2006 at 11:58 am

The Santa Clarita Valley has one screen for every 7,637 persons an good average.

http://movie-theatre.org/usa/ca/la/lancaster.pdf

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rivest266 commented about Cheri Theatres on Oct 1, 2006 at 7:10 am

Theatre timeline:
* 1967 opened as Cheri with one 600-seat cinemas. it was shortly renamed Capri
* 1968 the single auditorium was twinned
* 1969 renamed Cheri and an addition was added for the 3rd screen
* 1989 2 cinemas were split into 4 cinemas for a total of 5 screens
* 1997 2 stadium seating cinemas was added for a total of 7 screens, the first cinema in the state to have stadium seating.
* 2002 3rd largest cinema updated to stadium seating
* 2005 another auditorium updated to stadium seating. Total seating: 1,350 seats

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rivest266 commented about Bannister Square 6 Cinemas on Sep 16, 2006 at 4:31 am

This was a Commonwealth, which was sold to United Artists in 1987

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rivest266 commented about Dubinsky Theatres info on Aug 31, 2006 at 2:11 pm

The Dubinsky theatres never given the Motion Picture Almanacs 1980-1990 a list of their theatres, the only chain to do so, I have an grand opening ad from an Cedar Rapids newspaper from my site at http://movie-theatre.org/usa/ia/cedarrapids.pdf (Stage 4 entry)

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rivest266 commented about Dubinsky Theatres info on Aug 31, 2006 at 11:46 am

In the Film Daily Yearbook, there was an Dubinsky Bros., which owned 3 in Levanworth KS, 3 in Fulton MO, 3 in Jefferson City, one in Kansas City MO and one in St.Joseph, This theatre chain changed its name to Durwood Theatres and than American Multi-Cinemas.

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rivest266 commented about Seeking vintage movie theater ads on May 12, 2006 at 1:10 pm

You can have a look at my website at www.movie-theatre.org
I have a large collection of grand opening ads for these markets:
Los Angeles CA (70+ including the Chinese), Augusta GA, Chicago IL (almost 100), Washington DC, Vancouver BC, Calgary,AB, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Ottawa-Gatineau ON QC (have a look at the great AMC Kanata 24 ads its AMC Vs Parliment buildings)on the Ottawa suburban PDF., Montréal QC (70 ads found), Trois Rivieres QC, Sherbrooke QC, Quebec QC, Halifax NS, St. Johns NF

Also www.movie-theatre.org/grandopening

rivest266
rivest266 commented about Commonwealth Amusement Company/Corporation on Apr 25, 2006 at 1:14 pm

By 1990 the Commonwealth theatres ended up with United Artists, now part of the Regal Entertainment Group

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rivest266 commented about Orland Square Cinemas on Mar 5, 2006 at 11:52 am

I just uploaded it here at
View link
the ad was for both theatres.

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rivest266 commented about Victory Theatre on Feb 26, 2006 at 10:12 am

the correct url is at View link

or do a search for missouri theatres

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rivest266 commented about Scotiabank Theatre Toronto on Feb 11, 2006 at 3:30 pm

Attention Chad Irish:

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according to this for the right price, you can have this theatre named after you

text below

Cineplex Entertainment Announces Naming Rights Available For Four Paramount Theatres

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(CCNMatthews – Jan. 31, 2006) – Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) today announced that the four Paramount-branded theatres located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal will be re-named and are available for long-term naming right sponsorship.

Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment, said “This is truly an extraordinary opportunity for a company to extend their brand awareness and positively position themselves with Cineplex, one of the most highly recognized brands in the country, as well as in the North American entertainment industry. These entertainment destinations host millions of people each year including one of the most highly sought after demographics – our country’s youth.”

These four theatres represent the ultimate in state-of-the-art technology and immersive movie-going environments, with all four theatre complexes conveniently located in the downtown cores of Canada’s biggest cities.

The first Paramount-branded theatre — a modern palace of neon and glass — opened in the heart of Toronto’s downtown club district in May of 1999 and instantly became the destination for urban movie-goers in the area.

Over the next six years, the Paramount Montreal, with its art deco theme, Paramount Calgary, featuring an Egyptian-inspired Temple design, and Paramount Vancouver, with decor inspired by the natural beauty of the West Coast, followed.

These theatres represent the pinnacle of modern urban cinemas, boasting wall-to-wall screens 40-60 feet wide, comfortable all-stadium seating, IMAX theatres, branded food outlets and some feature licensed lounges and private clubs for special events and parties.

The company that elects to sponsor these theatres will benefit from having their brand appear in daily print and online movie listings, exterior and interior signage at the theatres, in on-screen digital pre-shows, in addition to other special promotional opportunities and in conversation – “Let’s meet at the ABC Cineplex theatre”.

The sponsorship agreement is being handled by Cineplex Media. All interested parties can get more information by contacting Cineplex Media President, Salah Bachir, at 416-539-8800 extension 222 or via email at

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 130 theatres with 1,275 screens (after giving effect to the 7 theatres and 80 screens in Quebec to be divested pursuant to a consent agreement with the Canadian Commissioner of Competition) and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy and SilverCity. Proudly Canadian, Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 50.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, is a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at www.cineplex.com or at www.famousplayers.com

rivest266
rivest266 commented about Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal on Feb 11, 2006 at 3:26 pm

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according to this for the right price, you can have this theatre named after you

text below

Cineplex Entertainment Announces Naming Rights Available For Four Paramount Theatres

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(CCNMatthews – Jan. 31, 2006) – Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) today announced that the four Paramount-branded theatres located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal will be re-named and are available for long-term naming right sponsorship.

Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment, said “This is truly an extraordinary opportunity for a company to extend their brand awareness and positively position themselves with Cineplex, one of the most highly recognized brands in the country, as well as in the North American entertainment industry. These entertainment destinations host millions of people each year including one of the most highly sought after demographics – our country’s youth.”

These four theatres represent the ultimate in state-of-the-art technology and immersive movie-going environments, with all four theatre complexes conveniently located in the downtown cores of Canada’s biggest cities.

The first Paramount-branded theatre — a modern palace of neon and glass — opened in the heart of Toronto’s downtown club district in May of 1999 and instantly became the destination for urban movie-goers in the area.

Over the next six years, the Paramount Montreal, with its art deco theme, Paramount Calgary, featuring an Egyptian-inspired Temple design, and Paramount Vancouver, with decor inspired by the natural beauty of the West Coast, followed.

These theatres represent the pinnacle of modern urban cinemas, boasting wall-to-wall screens 40-60 feet wide, comfortable all-stadium seating, IMAX theatres, branded food outlets and some feature licensed lounges and private clubs for special events and parties.

The company that elects to sponsor these theatres will benefit from having their brand appear in daily print and online movie listings, exterior and interior signage at the theatres, in on-screen digital pre-shows, in addition to other special promotional opportunities and in conversation – “Let’s meet at the ABC Cineplex theatre”.

The sponsorship agreement is being handled by Cineplex Media. All interested parties can get more information by contacting Cineplex Media President, Salah Bachir, at 416-539-8800 extension 222 or via email at

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 130 theatres with 1,275 screens (after giving effect to the 7 theatres and 80 screens in Quebec to be divested pursuant to a consent agreement with the Canadian Commissioner of Competition) and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy and SilverCity. Proudly Canadian, Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 50.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, is a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at www.cineplex.com or at www.famousplayers.com

rivest266
rivest266 commented about River Oaks Theatre on Jan 26, 2006 at 12:32 pm

I had posted the opening at http://movie-theatre.org/usa/il/chicago/

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rivest266 commented about River Oaks Theatre on Jan 26, 2006 at 12:22 pm

This theatre opened on May 30,1969, the grand opening ad says Ahead of its time, Ahead of then all
The Showplace of the 1970’s

the ad will soon be posted at movie-theatre.org