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The rear of the Hollywood auditorium space has been turned into a lounge area with bars on both sides of the lounge, while what had been the balcony section has also been turned into an upper lounge area with a bar as well. Most notably, in the main seating area, some of the seats have been turned to face toward the rear, which defeats the purpose of being able to face the screen when movies are playing.
As noted by CorusFTW, this was originally a Famous Players theatre under the Coliseum branding.
CorusFTW, it was a SilverCity theatre at one point.
Wrong Paradise Theatre. The one shown above is the one that later became the Coronet and then part of the Granville 7. This is not the same Paradise that was previously the Studio, Eve, Lyric and Towne.
This “other” Starlite Drive-In mentioned by Mike Rivest is actually the same Starlite Drive-In, which was always located at Departure Bay Road at Norwell Drive. The Cassidy Drive-In was actually located on the Trans-Canada Highway in Cassidy, which is well south of Nanaimo and closer to Ladysmith.
According to the two articles below, the Paramount was closed by Landmark on April 17, 2019, then was bought by the Kelson Group and reopened on June 14, 2019:
Kelson Group buys Paramount Theatre building in downtown Kamloops (April 11, 2019)
Paramount Theatre reopens this weekend with Kamloops Film Society at helm (June 13, 2019)
The Paramount is no longer part of Landmark Cinemas, as the Kelson Group bought the theatre from Landmark in the spring of 2019 and currently leases it to the Kamloops Film Society. Its current website is at the link below:
The Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre (info on the Kelson Group purchase can be found in its “About the KFS” section)
On that note, Movies (Independent) and Movies (Film Festivals) should also be added to the Functions section for the Paramount.
New photo in the photo section showing the new Landmark Cinemas signage, which was added in November 2019. As of that date, this theatre is now the Landmark Cinemas Paramount (which is now also the last theatre in the Landmark chain to bear the Paramount name).
This looks like it had the same architectural design as the now-demolished Roxy Theatre in Regina. According to Mike Rivest’s site, it was originally the Deluxe Theatre when it opened on December 11, 1936, then it became the Hyland in 1966 when Odeon took it over and ran it until it closed in 1983.
The Roxy was once part of the Odeon Theatres (Canada) circuit through its regional partner Odeon-Morton Theatres in its later years. It has long since been demolished since its closure, as a Google Maps search in the area of 12th and South Broad turned up no sign of the former theatre.
Since this article wasn’t updated per the info I gave in previous posts, here’s further proof that the original Star Cinema has been demolished – this article reporting the theatre’s demolition in February 2020:
Sidney’s Star Cinema reduced to rubble
On the basis of that article, this theatre’s status should now be updated to Demolished.
Based on Mike Rivest’s post above, the above ad for the Strand indicates that it was part of Famous Players in its later years.
[Famous Players Edmonton movie ads – December 30, 1978] (includes listing for the Strand)
Seating arrangement for the original screen in the Golden Cinema now uploaded to the photo section.
It used to do video rentals, but that former space was converted to a second screen with stadium seating in December 2018. The stadium seating screen (which seats 46) can be seen in the photo section. Combined with the 111 seats in the original theatre, the Golden Cinema now has a total of 157 seats between the two screens.
New development renderings for the Cameo condo/retail complex (including floor plans for the new three-screen STar Cinema once completed) can be seen below:
Cameo development renderings (includes new Star Cinema floor plan)
A little news to reveal which, surprisingly, hasn’t been added until recently – the Star Cinema moved to a temporary location at 9824 5th Street, close to the original theatre, in the fall of 2018. Story below:
Sidney’s Star Cinema has a temporary home
The move was made because the original Star Cinema building has since been demolished to make way for construction of the Cameo, a condominium/retail project on the old Star Cinema site that will incorporate space for a new, larger three-screen Star Cinema when the project is completed at some point later in 2020 or in 2021 (probably the latter, due to construction being on temporary hiatus because of the current COVID-19 situation). Details about the new three-screen Star Cinema at the Cameo can be found at the Star Cinema website.
On that note, the status for this Star Cinema (the original) should be set to Demolished.
This was the auditorium I was in when I went to see Juno at the Odeon back in 2008.
This ad doesn’t belong here because it’s for the wrong theatre. The original Lyric (765 Granville) was demolished in 1969 and never became the Eve, while the other Lyric (919 Granville, originally the Studio and became the Lyric in 1978) operated as the Eve from 1972 to 1978.
The Lincoln has since been extensively renovated and now serves as office space, as seen in its current Google Maps street view.
Here’s an article covering the opening of this theatre, including photos (which reveal them as just another collection of black box auditoriums with luxury recliners, the recent trend pursued by Landmark for its theatres):
A Look Inside Fort McMurray’s New Theatre
The theatre name should be changed to Prairie City Cinema, as it changed its name in 2018. This is the theatre’s current website:
Prairie City Cinema
The Loft Cinemas' status should now be set to Demolished. The former Loft/Rio Theatre building is no longer standing in the current Google Maps street view as its site, along with several neighboring buildings, has been cleared for redevelopment.
The Deono’s address was 236 Commercial Street. The building still stands and is now occupied by a pub and restaurant, The Theatre Pub and Grill, as shown in the current Google Maps view.
As of 2015, it’s being used as a church by the Crossridge Church. It’s also been renovated back to its pre-1980s appearance (to a point) and is now referred to as the Crossridge Church at the Clova.
Crossridge Church at the Clova
Now operates as the Jesus Is Lord Church, as seen in recent Google Maps views.