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I used to visit that cinema back in the day. It was a great cinema.
I think the infomation that is posted on here should say…
It closed in the 1990’s and NOT in 1990. I remember seeing a movie there in late 1994 so Im guessing it closed in the 1995/96.
Dose anyone know if its still a church? I think that Dinner/Movie idea would be a great idea for that location.
That Movie Tavern is a great idea and it looks like there doing very well. I know theres lots of great theaters in New York, Toronto and other Major Cities though out the world that have so many theatres close up because of the Mega-Plexs popping up everywhere that they are killing the single screen theaters. I think having a Food/Pub/Movie Theater all in one would be a great way to bring people back to the big screen again, kind of like a Dinner and a Movie all at the same location.
All I have to do now is find a good location I could get things started on this project. Would anyone in the Toronto area be interested in this Movie Theater project?
I was talking to one of the guys who works at the Paramount and he says the number of seats at the Paramount Toronto are…
I cant wait for Cineplex Odeon to take over this theater. Just maybe the new owners will take better care of there customers. I wonder what the new name will be? Im guessing “The Richmond Cineplex Cinemas 14”.
Heres some infomation about the CINEMA 180 DOME:
From 1969 till 1973 It was originaly called “The Cinerama Dome” then in 1973 it changed its name to “Cinema 180 Dome” and showed only 70MM films, then in the 1980’s to “The Advanture Dome”. The first cinerama movie showen there was called “This Is Cinerama” and the last cinerama movie showen at the dome in 1970 to 1973 was called “Circus World” which played there for over 2 years.
The dome is still there today but is now a lego bricks museum.
Sad News: The Cinema 180 Advanture Dome closed its doors forever on May 1st 2005 to make way for a new attraction called The Lego Bricks Advanture. Inside the classic movie dome you will find a 10,000 square feet Lego Land. This cinema was the very last of the Cinerama theatres in Canada. It will be missed by everyone whos visited Niagara Falls Canada.
There’s supposed to be a new 6-Plex that might be opening in Whitehorse Yukon soon. Heres the link… View link
Hey AlAlarez. I know of only 3 of the 22 screens at the Toronto Eaton’s Center that had stadium seating. AMC thinks they can rewrite history but when it comes to their thinking they were the first to have a megaplex they are dead wrong. I never go to any megaplex anymore becaues I want to enjoy not just the movie but also the theater. Theres nothing worse then going to a megaplex that looks like your going to a shopping mall.
Heres a link to the Eaton’s Cineplex In Downtown Toronto –> /theaters/850/
The First Megaplex opened in the late 1970’s in Canada at the Toronto Eaton’s Center, so how could it be only 10 years?
The Cineplex Odeon Eaton’s Center had at one time 22 screens.
Heres the new link to the Neepawa Roxy Theater. http://www.neepawa.ca/Roxy/
gmiller… I have had some bad experiences at the Paramount Toronto too, but after all it is located in Downtown Toronto. If you dont like the way they run things then you should choose another theater. You have to contact Famous Players head office to see if you can get a refund. By reading your letter im guessing thats what you want. I hope this helps.
If you or anyone eles would like to see what it looks inside the Century in Hamilton now, please contact me @
Did anyone manage to get or buy some seats from the old ODEON in SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND ? Im sure they would worth something someday.
Here is some infomation about the old York theater.
At one time there was two York theaters in Hamilton. Back in the 1970’s the York Cinema closed at its Downtown Hamilton location, but two week later the “York” name moved to the Hamilton Mountain where it re-opened its doors untill 1985. The theater on the Mountain is now called The Movie Palace.
Here is some infomation about the Mountain Cinema which is now called
“THE MOVIE PALACE”. It is a restored 1920’s movie theatre that has been converted into a multi- functional facility capable of handling a variety of events and functions. Not just a Digital Movie Theatre, It can accommodate corporate events, weddings, educational programs and seminars to name just a few uses of this unique space. By basing the interior design on an atmospheric movie palace set in a Roman Amphitheatre. It can supply all of the guests with a nostalgic twist combining the golden era of Hollywood and the majesty of Rome.
Upon leaving our Art Deco entrance you will enter the lobby, where you will feel as if outdoors with over 1000 stars twinkling brilliantly to recreate the night sky. Complete with a mosaic entrance hall, the concession stand and bar is conveniently located to your right. A 90 foot hallway of cobblestone floor and limestone walls surround you while walking to our auditorium, transporting you back 2000 years to Imperial Rome. Lining the walls are Corinthian columns and flaming oil lamps set above our beautiful stone arches. Our guests are treated to luxurious red velour cushions set in faux carved stone. Over 80 of these Roman booths are available to seat 3 to 4 people comfortably, enabling us to accommodate 295 people. Every booth comes with its own table suitable for any dining event or conference.
Utilizing the latest in digital projection technology, it can present any digital source including PowerPoint, HDTV, Pay-per-View, gaming, educational programming and of course, movies. The surroundings and a 40 foot BIG SCREEN with 5.1 Digital Surround Sound.
This classic theater was built in the 1920’s as the Lyceum Theater, but in 1940’s the name was changed to The Mountain, then in the 1970’s the name was changed again to the York. Just last year I found out there was two York theaters in Hamilton. One was located in Downtown Hamilton on York Blvd and when It closed in the 1970’s it moved to a new location on the Hamilton Mountain which is now called The Movie Palace.
For more info about this theater please visit The Movie Palace @ www.themoviepalace.com
Your welcome Misfit. Make sure you add my name under the photo of the Tivoli. All the best on your research paper, let me know how it turns out.
Hi Misfit, Sure you can use my picture of the Tivoli.
I wish I could email you some more photos of the Tivoli but right now I have them locked away for safe keeping. :–)
A good friend of mine was a movie extra in that movie playing a zombie and I remember her saying that it took about 20 takes to get some of the seens right and only one take to blow up the Westwood theatre sign and the theatre its self. The Westwood sure when out with a bang.
Your right, they totaly destoyed the inside and the outside of the
Westwood. I remember when
I saw that movie ( Resident Evil 2 ) and you can tell it was the Westwood because of the guy that was on the roof of the theater shooting at the zombies below. The last time I drove down there it was all gone. ~RIP~
The Capitol Theatre in Port Hope opened on August 15, 1930, in a former fish shop, with the auditorium section occupying what used to be a livery. It was the first theatre in the country built specifically for talking pictures.
The Capitol operated as a cinema for 57 years, finally closing in 1987. The Capitol Theatre Heritage Foundation eventually bought the building, and in 1993 began a process of restoration.
It is now used to showcase both performing arts and films.
How come you said that the Sherway Ciemas was located in what is now a Sears store and now your saying it was a free standing structure ?
The Hyland has been a pawn shop for a very long time now.
This was a great movie theater and it would be nice to see this old theater re-opened again. There are way to many pawn shops in Downtown Hamilton already. The Odeon theater & The Century theater just down the street from the Hyland would be nice to see re-opened too. But when it comes down to it, its all about the money to fix up these theaters.
Here is a link to view some old pictures and some history of the Lyric theatre in Kitchener Ontario Canada. Just click the link…
You can cheak out some classic pictures of the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Hamilton back in the 1940’s. Just click the link… View link
You can cheak out some pictures of what the old Tivoli used to look inside back in the 1940’s. Just click the link…