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From the Google street view, it appears that the theatre wasn’t demolished but was renovated into the space it is today.
The change in policy at the Capitol to first-run movies in 1983-84 led directly to the demise of the Palace Theatres which Canadian Odeon could not find profitable when competing against a non-profit theatre.
Although the projectors were capable of playing 70mm film, the theatre did not have the necessary magnetic sound system to make this possible so no 70mm films were ever played. I would have liked to have posted a picture of this theatre and the many others I have worked at but even after all these years the website is still not accepting any. For more info on Windsor theatres just email me at
I managed this theatre in the mid 1980s and then later in the mid 1990s. The casino did this theatre in when all surface parking was bought by the casino or metered to death by the city. It was a beautiful single screen theatre with a huge curved screen. It was the first theatre in Windsor to install Dolby Stereo. In early 2000 the hotel complex the theatre was in closed and was bought by the city of Windsor. Then the whole thing burned down in a suspicious but spectacular fire just one day before demolision was to have started.