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ScreenClassic commented about Fraser Theatre on Feb 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

A 1985 view of the Fraser Theatre can be seen in the link below:

Fraser Theatre – 1985

Status should be set to Demolished. The Fraser was later torn down to make way for a bank, as the building seen beside the bank in the current Google street view is the same building seen beside the Fraser in the linked photo.

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ScreenClassic commented about Paramount Theatre on Feb 7, 2015 at 3:27 am

The Paramount should now be listed as demolished, as the current Google street view shows the former theatre site now being used for a community garden.

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ScreenClassic commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 7, 2015 at 2:19 am

The address for the Capitol Theatre was 220 Bastion Street. It closed on June 17, 1972 and was replaced by the nearby Fiesta Twin Theatres on 91 Chapel Street, which opened on October 26 that year.

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ScreenClassic commented about Rialto White Rock on Feb 7, 2015 at 2:10 am

The Rialto Twin is now listed as part of the Hollywood 3 Cinemas chain, as seen at its website:

Hollywood 3 Cinemas

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ScreenClassic commented about Criterion 4 White Rock on Feb 7, 2015 at 2:09 am

The Caprice White Rock is now listed as part of the Hollywood 3 Cinemas chain, as seen at its website:

Hollywood 3 Cinemas

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ScreenClassic commented about Caprice Duncan on Feb 7, 2015 at 2:05 am

The Caprice Twin is now listed as part of the Hollywood 3 Cinemas chain, as seen at its website:

Hollywood 3 Cinemas

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ScreenClassic commented about Avenue Theatre on Oct 5, 2014 at 4:45 am

The Demolished status should be removed from this article, as I found a Facebook page that features the Avenue, which was not demolished but most recently operated as a live theatre and concert venue:

Avenue Theatre on Facebook

Here’s a photo taken of the Avenue in 2012:

Avenue Theatre

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ScreenClassic commented about Meadowlark Theatre on Oct 5, 2014 at 4:36 am

Status should be listed as demolished. The Meadowlark was torn down in 1992, as shown in these photos:

Demolition of the Meadowlark Cinerama Meadowlark Cinerama demolition 1992 – 1 Meadowlark Cinerama demolition 1992 – 2

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ScreenClassic commented about Ridge Theatre on Aug 30, 2014 at 4:05 am

Status should now be set to Demolished. Here’s a link to a photo of the demolition of the Ridge taken last October:

Ridge Theatre demolition

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ScreenClassic commented about Landmark 12 Guildford on Aug 6, 2014 at 11:29 pm

This should be renamed as the Landmark 12 Guildford, as Landmark Cinemas took this theatre over in October 2013 as part of its acquisition of Empire’s Western Canada and Ontario theatres.

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ScreenClassic commented about Landmark 8 London on Aug 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm

This theatre should be renamed as the Landmark 8 London. Landmark Cinemas took over management of the complex as part of its acquisition of Empire’s Ontario and Western Canada operations in October 2013.

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ScreenClassic commented about Eve Theatre on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

This article shows the Eve when it was known as the Baronet in 1969, following renovations: link

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ScreenClassic commented about Capilano Cinema on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Here’s some info on the Capilano Cinema, from shortly after its 1969 opening: link

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ScreenClassic commented about Vic Theatre on May 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Status should be listed as open and currently showing movies. The Vic’s website is here, along with its current movie schedule:

The Vic Theatre

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ScreenClassic commented about King Square Cinemas on May 8, 2014 at 1:45 am

The King Square/Paramount Theatre should now be listed as demolished. It was torn down in October 2013. The article on the theatre’s demolition is below:

Paramount Theatre Demolished – another Saint John landmark swept away

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ScreenClassic commented about Landmark Grant Park on May 8, 2014 at 1:07 am

Landmark Cinemas took over the Grant Park 8 in 2013 following the split of Empire Theatres' assets, so this would now be the Landmark Grant Park.

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ScreenClassic commented about Collingwood Cinema on Mar 17, 2014 at 5:39 am

I’ve checked for showtimes at different movie listing sites and there is nothing for the Collingwood at any of them. Likewise, the Collingwood website has not been updated since its closure last April, so on that account, I would guess that it has not reopened and is still closed.

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ScreenClassic commented about Cinema At The Toronto Dominion Centre on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm

The auditorium inside this venue looks much like a larger-scale version of Vancouver’s recently-departed Denman Place Cinema, which likewise began life as a Famous Players house when it opened in 1969.

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ScreenClassic commented about Grand 6 Theatres on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

After zooming in for a closeup with Google Street View, it appears that the former Clearbrook Cinemas/Grand 6 building is now home to a fitness gym.

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ScreenClassic commented about SilverCity St. Vital on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:52 am

I went to this theatre back in 1993 when it was still the St. Vital 6. The movie I caught there was Cool Runnings.

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ScreenClassic commented about Fiesta (Bay) Twin Theatres on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:59 am

It’s entirely possible, Cinemageek. I was visiting from out of town to see Freejack at the Fiesta when I shot this in January 1992, a few hours before the evening shows started up. In fact, Freejack was the first movie I ever saw in Nanaimo when I took this picture.

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ScreenClassic commented about Star Cinema on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:32 am

You could drive right by the Star and end up missing it without knowing it because, other than the Star’s logo painted on the sides of the building, there’s nothing on the outside that gives any indication of it being a movie theatre. From the front, it just looks like a typical retail storefront.

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ScreenClassic commented about Lougheed Mall Cinemas on Feb 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The Lougheed Mall Cinemas were closed by FP in February 1991 and reopened in November 1991 as a second-run house operated by a small chain called A Theatre Near You. 20th Century Theatres never operated outside of Ontario and had already been folded into Famous Players around 1980-81.

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ScreenClassic commented about Landmark University Heights on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

This theatre should be renamed as the Landmark University Heights. Landmark Cinemas took over its operations on October 31, 2013 after the Empire chain ceased operations two days earlier on October 29.

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ScreenClassic commented about Caprice Showcase Theatres on Jan 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Status should now read closed. The Caprice is now closed as of January 5, as the landlord has terminated its lease and plans to renovate the theatre space for retail use.