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Great neighbourhood theatre. A staple in the Westdale area. This theatre always shows very “artsy” movies, and is very sucessful in that.
I remember going to this theatre when I was a kid, and as a teenager. I remember seeing The Karate Kid there. Great theatre!
I worked at this theatre for a few years in the 90’s. Not a bad place for a mall theatre. I still remember the names of the auditoriums. They are: The Paradise, The Strand, The Avalon, The Century, The Alto and (the red one-can’t remember right now).
This is a great theatre to see second run films. The theatres are small, but cozy. Great popcorn. I am so glad they were able to re-open it!
Loved this theatre. Unfortunately the last movie I saw there was Jeepers Creepers. But it was kinda nice that my friend and I had the whole theatre to ourselves. Beautiful theatre.
I had been to this theatre a few times, but the last time I went there (shortly before it closed) was memorable. I was there with a girlfriend, and it was obvious to both of us that the theatre we were in was a trolling area for gay men. There were quite a few men sitting in the theatre by themselves. Every so often they would get up and sit with another man. Then move to another man. And sometimes they would then walk out. It was very distracting. My friend and I were seeing Fight Club, and would have like to have focused more on the movie. Needless to say, we never went back.
I agree. The Chapters at Runnymede did a really good job of keeping the theatre feel. I really liked the Humber, and would walk there from a friend’s house who lived in the area. Great neighbourhood theatre. I saw Cider House Rules there. And Scream 3. Great theatre.
The Century is, in fact, being converted into condos. There was an article in the Hamilton Spectator about it this week. In fact they said that they were going back to revise the plans to make the units bigger than they had planned.
I definately remember going there when it was still a running theatre. I remember a friend of mine didn’t like going there because she thought it was unsafe (the neighbourhood) but I loved it. I was so sad when it closed.
I miss this theatre. My friends and I used to go in and pay for one movie, and see two or three. Very easy to sneak around there. Maybe that is one reason it closed??? I feel bad now!!!
I never got a chance to see this theatre, as I was only 2 when it closed. I wish I had gotten a chance to experience it.
I was an assistant manager at this theatre for a year or so. I loved it. I can’t believe it no longer exists. I have so many memories of it. I remember sitting in the storage rooms upstairs and reading back through the record books to see what was playing in its first years of operation. I knew every inch of that theatre. Sadly missed.
I was a member of this cinema for years. I saw many, many films here. It was a big part of my life while it was open. I miss it dearly.
I remember seeing “The Golden Child” here when I was a teenager. And sitting on the balcony. A great theatre. Sadly missed!