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This photo must’ve been taken shortly after the theatre closed, as it was already closed when I first saw it on a trip to Victoria in 1989. Looks great.
Status should now be listed as demolished. The current Google street view shows construction going on at the site of the old Dolphin.
The Apollo Cinema website is listed here:
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.
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.
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.
The Rialto Twin is now listed as part of the Hollywood 3 Cinemas chain, as seen at its website:
Hollywood 3 Cinemas
The Caprice White Rock is now listed as part of the Hollywood 3 Cinemas chain, as seen at its website:
The Caprice Twin is now listed as part of the Hollywood 3 Cinemas chain, as seen at its website:
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:
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
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
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.
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.
This article shows the Eve when it was known as the Baronet in 1969, following renovations: link
Here’s some info on the Capilano Cinema, from shortly after its 1969 opening: link
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I went to this theatre back in 1993 when it was still the St. Vital 6. The movie I caught there was Cool Runnings.
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.
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.