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Theaters shouldn’t be combined. The point of this site is to educate people on theaters that are open as well as those that have been closed and demolished. Each theater deserves respect and should have its own listing even if built on the same location of a previously existing theater.
Glad to see at least one person give mention to my beloved Fiesta Mall 4.
I walk past the Century almost every day when I go to the supermarket and last night there was a white van parked outside with ladders on top it. The van didn’t look official or anything and the door on the left of the Century’s front entrance was open but it was too dark. You couldnâ€™t see anything without a flashlight and I donâ€™t think anyone would go in there at that time of night. Maybe homeless people were crashing there?
Since the last post here on 02 July 06 the Tivoli has been torn down after it collapsed and Jackson is still the only theatre in Hamilton apart from Westdale, Movie Palace and that one on Upper James. Sorry but single screen theatres aren’t coming back to Hamilton. Jackson square can hardly fill an entire theatre even on opening night of most major films and I know since I live near by and go there to see the latest flicks.
With the economy in the toilet most people can’t afford to spend money on a movie not to mention parking, food and drinks. Then there is the fact that alot of people download bootleg copies off torrents or wait for the DVD which is usually out in 3 months on average.
Reading this site I’ve noticed how there were a lot of theatres up untill the 80’s such as the Avon, Century/Lyric, Tivoli and they were killed by VCR’s the same way that video stores are being killed by digital downloads.
I also saw A Nightmare on Elm Street V The Dream Child there in 1990. I also saw Quick Change starring Bill Murray as well as Ninja Turtles 1 & 2 there as well.
I miss this theatre soo much. Fiesta Mall and Center Mall are gone now and I mourn their passing.
I grew up in the East End near Centennial Parkway and only got to see three movies at The Broadway but I remember each of them. One was a German film about a couple who try to escape from East Germany to West Germany through the sewers but get split up. The movie ends with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the couple see each other through the crowd. If anyone remembers that movie I’d appreciate a name. The second was Lone Star in 96 and the last was Chasing Amy in 97. Ironic that it was once a porn house and is now a church.