Comments from ScreenClassic

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ScreenClassic commented about K-W Drive-In on Feb 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm

It stands for Kitchener and Waterloo, the cities the drive-in served.

ScreenClassic commented about Coronet Theatre on Feb 13, 2018 at 3:27 am

This just in – the Atlas operated as an independent until it was acquired by Famous Players and closed for renovations on April 30, 1966, then reopened under FP ownership as the Coronet on June 23 that year (article below):

Atlas Theatre reopens as the Coronet, June 23, 1966

ScreenClassic commented about Glebe Theatre on Feb 11, 2018 at 6:21 pm

Actually, it would’ve been Odeon that closed the Glebe in 1956 because Cineplex did not exist until 1978.

ScreenClassic commented about Paradise Theatre on Jan 11, 2018 at 2:51 pm

The Paradise Theatre shown above is the one that later became the Coronet and then part of the Granville 7. That is not the same Paradise that was previously the Studio, Eve, Lyric and Towne.

ScreenClassic commented about Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:49 am

Now listed as Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa on the Cineplex website.

ScreenClassic commented about SilverCity St. Vital on Nov 29, 2017 at 7:19 am

I have a photo I took of the outside of the St. Vital 6 back when I went there, but I’d have to scan it first before downloading it.

ScreenClassic commented about Odeon North Vancouver on Nov 29, 2017 at 2:56 am

Actually, the Totem (the renamed Odeon) remained as a part of the Odeon chain up until its final closure.

ScreenClassic commented about Place Charest 8 on Oct 19, 2017 at 1:10 am

So based on the Google Street view screenshot of the demolition of the Place Charest from 2015 (and the current street view showing a vacant lot at its address), the theatre should be listed as Demolished.

ScreenClassic commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:55 am

Here’s what I found for what is indeed the Roxy Theatre:

Roxy Cooksville (Mississauga) Opened about 1949 and closed 1971 Odeon owned the Roxy, which had 450 seats.

Mississauga Movie Theatres (old Mike Rivest page)

Another article about the Roxy, which indicates that the theatre had a quonset hut design similar to the Roxy Theatre in Woodbridge (a picture of which is included in the article) and was demolished shortly after its 1971 closure:

A Look at Mississauga’s Historical Movie Theatres

And this forum thread mentions that the Roxy was located on the Northwest corner of King and Hurontario Streets:

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now | Page 112

ScreenClassic commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

I’m thinking that the name listed above the newspaper clipping for this theatre may be a mistake. It’s most likely that Roxy was the name of the theatre and Cooksville is the area of Mississauga it was located in, but I’ll have to do some checking to find out more.

ScreenClassic commented about Astro Theatre & Conference Centre on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

The correct address for this theatre (as listed on its website) is 505 Astro Hill Terrace.

ScreenClassic commented about Oxford Theatre on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:17 pm

September 13 has come and gone and the Oxford is now closed, as it is no longer listed in Cineplex’s listings, so the status should be set to Closed.

ScreenClassic commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 11, 2017 at 8:45 am

Current seating number in the Capitol is unknown because as seen on its Facebook page, management has installed those luxury recliner seats during reconfiguration back to one screen, so there’s no way there’s going to be 675 seats in there considering how much room those luxury recliners take up (photo link below).

New luxury recliner seats at the Capitol, North Battleford

ScreenClassic commented about College Theatre on May 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

If this is the same building shown in the Google street view above that was once the College Theatre, then it’s long since been turned into a church.

ScreenClassic commented about Star Cinema on May 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

You could drive right by the Star and end up missing it without knowing it because there’s nothing on the outside that gives any indication of it being a movie theatre (especially since they painted over the outside a few years ago to remove the Star Theatre sign). From the outside, it now just looks like a typical retail storefront.

ScreenClassic commented about Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo on May 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

As noted above, this was originally part of the Caprice Showcase Theatres chain when it first opened on May 19, 1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace premiered there the same day the theatre opened).

ScreenClassic commented about Globe Cinema on May 12, 2017 at 2:54 am

The Globe is no longer part of Landmark and has not been since 2016, as it has not been listed among Landmark’s theatres since then. It’s now an independent under the ownership of Riley’s Entertainment and its current website is here:

Globe Cinema website

Also in addition to Landmark (which originally ran it), Cineplex Odeon ran this theatre when it was the Towne from 1985 (see link below) until 1995, when Landmark took back over and renamed it the Globe.

Calgary Herald movie listings – September 27, 1985 (Towne included in Cineplex Odeon listings by this point)

ScreenClassic commented about Chinook Drive-In on May 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

I think it’s named for the type of wind most common in that part of Canada, as Calgary was built on the prairies but is also close to the Rockies.

ScreenClassic commented about Capitol Theatre on May 9, 2017 at 12:38 am

The closing date for the Capitol is incorrect. According to the November 4, 1972 edition of the Edmonton Journal, Famous Players would shut down the Capitol on November 5 that year following its final feature, Super Fly. There was no listing for the Capitol in the November 6 edition of the Journal, so the shutdown date given in the Journal is the correct one.

Edmonton Journal – November 4, 1972 (Capitol – “Tomorrow Is Our Last Day”)

ScreenClassic commented about 1960 photo courtesy of Mase Mason. on May 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Also noticed the signs for the Capitol and Empress Theatres in this photo.

ScreenClassic commented about Landmark Cinemas Country Hills on Apr 30, 2017 at 12:57 am

Not liking that they had to reduce seating just for the sake of installing those bulky and space-consuming luxury recliner seats.

ScreenClassic commented about Scotia Bank Theatre Winnipeg on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:59 am

Now operating as Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg, according to the Cineplex website.

ScreenClassic commented about Movie theaters are bringing in audiences in record numbers on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:54 am

And with the recent trend of switching to those bulky luxury recliner seats (which take up more room than regular seats do), it’s a given that attendance will correspondingly drop – which is the main reason I’m opposed to luxury recliners in theatres.

ScreenClassic commented about Port Theatre on Mar 26, 2017 at 5:05 am

News article on the 1952 fire that destroyed the Port Theatre now uploaded in the photo section.

ScreenClassic commented about Cascades Drive-In on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The link provided by CSWalczak is correct. The Cascades opened on August 30, 1946 and closed in 1980, per the info in the link.