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Jon, I remember that so well that sometimes the Nortown was in the 20th Century ads or most of the time the Famous Players ads. I also remember that 20th Century usually changed films on Wednesdays, Odeon on Thursdays and Famous Players and Loews on Fridays. Ahhh those were the days. Do you remember when the 2 companies (Famous Players and 20th Century) more or less merged? After that they were all in the Famous Players ads.
Loved the Nortown! Saw many a Disney film there when I was a child. It also had a lot of roadshow reserved seat move overs from the University. Too bad it was closed so early, could have gone on for years.
What IS it about this area that can’t support this venue as either a movie theatre or live performance venue!?? It’s a very popular part of town, Greektown/Riverdale and once had this one, then known as the Century, the Palace (which was turned in to 3 by Famous Players in ‘82, and only lasted 5 yrs) and the Odeon Danforth. This Music Hall was even part of the very successful Festival chain for a few years and even THAT didn’t work! Don’t people in this area go to the movies or concerts?? I just don’t get it about this place. The Kingsway, Revue, Royal came back..the Fox never left and the Humber is coming back. WHY not here??!!
Yes there was also a Cineplex Odeon Station Square at the same time, so that must be the one in cinematour. It closed and the FP one still survives.
I remember reading in my local newspaper that it will probably be torn down this spring, so we shall see. Imagine all the movies that could have played there these last 12 years! Such a shame. The Kingsway is back open, the Humber is re-opening, I’m sure the Westwood could have worked too.
TIFF had nothing to do with the Uptown. It was owned and operated by Famous Players and they were the ones that refused to spend the cash. It was just one of the many cinemas used by TIFF for the festival. Thanks for the Canucks insults.
Congratulations! Wonderful site, I go in to it several times a day.
You are right CW, how do these pages just disappear?
Can’t find this one on the Google satellite either. Where is it in the mall?
Nice looking theatre. Can’t find it anywhere on the Google satellite shot.
I can’t believe that there is not ONE movie theatre in loop today either. It’s great that the Goodman, Oriental and Palace are drawing them in, but I guess the Loop area is too office oriented now to have movie theatres. Too bad the one in the Block 37 development didn’t make it. I also can’t believe that the magnificent Esquire and McClurg Court are STILL sitting there empty after all these years, especially in a city like Chicago.
There’s a whole list of Cineplex and Famous Players theatres being updated today, but what information is being updated? Everything looks the same to me and there are no new comments.
Thanks Im Not Famous….just read the news and all the comments. It seems that the Chatham Six cinemas are not very well regarded by people in Chatham and many go to Windsor or London to see movies. Anyway, says the big box development was approved in April so it will be interesting to see what happens. Some people who wrote comments think that when the new 6 screen theatre opens, no one will want to go to the old out dated, uncomfortable current Cinemas 6. I wonder why if they are building a brand new cinema, they wouldn’t increase the number of screens to say 8. Oh well, at least sounds like they are getting something new.
I find it interesting that Cineplex would take over this theatre when they recently and quietly closed the Fairway Centre 7 in Kitchener because it doesn’t fit in with their current types of theatres, with stadium seating, curved screens, enhanced sound and all the bells and whistles. You would think that the Chatham 6 would also fall under the same category as Fairway Centre. And why are they still branding theatres with the Famous Players brand after all these years? You would think they would finally retire that brand and just use Cineplex Odeon for all of their “traditional” theatres.
Thanks, but it doesn’t show any showtimes.
I tried looking this up on the Cineplex website and it said the city that I had entered was not found. So is this open? or closed? It HAS gone from the Stinson website, so obviously it’s not them anymore. Stinson has lost several theatres in the last few years, namely the Imperial 8 in Barrie, the Collingwood 4 and Orillia 4 and now the Chatham 6. The only one left now other than a couple of drive-ins is the Timmins 6.
Any idea which building it is when you look at the Google satellite image? Usually they have these buildings marked, but I can’t tell which is the theatre.
The Carlton cinemas will be re-opening on July 2nd and run by Magic Lantern Theatres. They have already included it on their website.
John, the Carlton cinemas are scheduled to re-open this summer by Magic Lantern theatres (also owns Rainbow Cinemas). If you look on the Magic Lantern/Rainbow website, they now have the Carlton listed there under Magic Lantern. Says opening summer 2010. Should have all new decor and new seats and probably new sound systems. I look forward to the re-opening as I’m sure many others will too. There was so much press about it closing back in December, I’m sure that helped Magin Lantern make a decision to take it over.
If Rave put all of that work in the the theatre and there were a lot of great plans for it, then why did they give it up so soon after taking it over? Sounds like the Carlton cinemas here in Toronto, there obviously was a following for the Beverly Centre, too bad it couldn’t have stayed with Rave for years to come.
The Canadian locations are among the best in the country. Cineplex Entertainment is an entirely different company than it was when it was run by Garth Drabinsky. Also they purchased Famous Players a few years ago, so they have most of their former locations as well.
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Same thing up here in Canada. When Cineplex Odeon bought out Famous Players a few years ago, they had to sell off over 30 theatres of their own or Famous Players locations so that they wouldn’t be close together. However years ago, Famous Players virtually owned the Yonge-Bloor-Bay neighbourhood in Toronto by having the Uptown 5, Towne Cinema, Plaza Twin, University and Cumberland 4. All Cineplex Odeon had in that area was the Varsity Twin and the Showcase.
I always wondered the same thing about Chicago. How AMC were able to keep the 600 North Michigan 9 after the River East 21 opened. They are blocks apart.
Thanks JRS40, that makes sense. Always wondered why Chicago never did when so many cities even New York had divided downtown palaces in to multiples. Here in Toronto, the former Loew’s Uptown was divided in to 5, the Imperial was divided in to 6 and several others in to twins.