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Rainbow cinemas took over Market Square long before Famous Players was sold. Rainbow took over June 2003 and none of the former Famous Players were sold to Rainbow. All of the Rainbow buys over the years have been former Cineplex Odeons.
Well after all these months, they are still showing films in about half of their screens, so I guess this is ongoing. Another thing I’ve noticed is that they never seem to get the big blockbusters that they used to get. Always shared them with the Colossus across the highway, but now the Interchange seems to get mainly second run. Which is a shame, because personally I like the Interchange better. Not nearly as noisy or as garish as the Colossus.
I wish Cleveland had been included in that “Remembering Cinerama” series last year, I kept waiting for it.
Jon, I’ve always found it interesting that almost all Rainbow cinemas are former Cineplex Odeons and no former Famous Players. Did they have some kind of deal or something? Can think of a few Cineplex theatres that should have become Rainbow including Upper James in Hamilton, Sherway in Toronto and Huron Market Place in London.
Yes, opened in 1983, not 1989. First film I saw there was “The Big Chill” which was released that year.
When I was in North Vancouver in 1966 and later in the 70s, there was an Odeon Totem theatre on Lonsdale, would this not be the same one? It was an indoor theater, not a drive-in.
I’ve always wondered WHY they list it as Colossus Toronto. When it first opened it was listed as Colossus Woodbridge which is part of Vaughan, but definitely NOT Toronto.
I was wondering what happened to the terrific photo of this theatre from the old Cinema Treasures site showing “Rally Round the Flag Boys” on the marquee? That was a great shot.
This was opened as one of Famous Players signature brands The Coliseum and was very surprised that Cineplex would have sold it to Empire. Especially when they kept all of the other Coliseums.
Sounds like Westwood village isn’t such a great place after all. What a shame…
Thanks Ross! I couldn’t see it for looking! LOL
Love the new web site! On the old one, there was a place where you could look up theatres by Location, Chain, Number of screens etc..does that feature still exist on the new one?
Just goes to show you how stupid and short sighted the city council of Cape May NJ is. Such a shame.
Especially surprising since New York has the Ziegfeld, Seattle has the Cinerama and Washington has the Uptown. You would think that there would be enough interest in a city like Chicago. Sad indeed.
The posting here will have to be changed to just the “Humber Cinema” since it’s no longer a Cineplex Odeon.
I don’t think it’s closed, just checked their website and it showed me their showtimes.
I wonder how many old, abandoned theatres there are still left in New York. I mean there is this one, plus Loews Kings, Loews Canal, I think a couple of old RKOs….would be interesting to know how many are left.
I would imagine a condo development just like the Tridel one with several towers will be built on the Westwood property and that big patch of land next door. I’ve also read that a grocery store of some kind is badly needed in the area, so maybe that would be included in any development.
The provincial court house that was to be built on this site has been cancelled in the latest provincial budget, so it looks like this will be sold off, probably to condos according to the local city counsellor in the area. So don’t know if the theatre will be torn down this spring as planned, or just sit there empty for years to come. What a shame…
Don’t know what’s going on with this theatre. For the past couple of weeks, they’ve only been showing about a dozen films and only from about 3 in the afternoon. So obviously about half of their screens are closed. Doesn’t mention anything on the AMC website about renovations etc.
Perfect. Now only if they would drop the Algoma theatre in Marie, ON which is actually the Algoma in SAULT STE MARIE Ontario and already has it’s own page on CT.
Ahh the Hyland. Another one of my favourites (with the Hollywood next door). I remember growing up in the 60s when all of these places were still single screen theatres (Hyland, Fairlawn, Runnymede, Humber, Uptown, Imperial etc) and my favourite spot was the front row of the balcony. And I remember the Westwood when it was one big theatre before they added on the Westwood “Cinema” in 1968…those were the days.