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Status should be set to Closed. The Metropolitan Theatres website no longer lists the Garibladi 5 among its theatres, and the photo above shows a For Lease sign out front. The theatre’s Facebook page was last updated in October 2012, so the theatre may have closed around that time.
Garibaldi 5 Cinema Facebook page
Status should be set to Demolished, as there is now a condo-retail development standing on the old Van East Cinema site as seen in the Google street view.
Status should be set to Closed. The Jan closed on August 14, 2014 and it is no longer listed in Landmark’s listings.
Status should be changed to Closed. The Paramount is no longer listed at the Landmark website, as the theatre closed its doors on March 28 with plans to redevelop it as a restaurant and possibly other retail (stories below):
Kelowna’s Paramount Theatre will Close at the End of March
Historic Paramount Theatre in Kelowna to be redeveloped as restaurant
Also per my earlier post, in the other story linked below, it states that Landmark acquired the Paramount from Famous Players in 1987:
Final movie showings for Paramount Theatre revealed
The River City (according to its showtimes and to the photo above) has since expanded to four screens since Magic Lantern took it over in 2011.
Status for the Pantages should read Demolished, as it shows in the current Google street view that there is currently new construction up at the old Pantages site. The theatre was demolished in 2011, according to CinemaTour – [link]
Here’s the updated link for the linked photo of the Capitol from 1936.
Never did catch this movie in theatres when it was first out, but I did see it on TV a few times under the name Escape 2000.
The former Eagle Ridge Cinemas space has since been renovated into a fitness gym, Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness, as seen in the current Google Maps street view.
According to the picture above, the theatre changed to its present name as the Roxy in 1952.
According to the May 17, 1991 edition of the Prince George Citizen (link below), it was reported that the Parkwood Theatre had closed two days earlier on May 15, as part of the planned expansion of the Parkwood Mall which would necessitate the theatre’s demolition:
Prince George Citizen – May 17, 1991 (Page 1, “Mall expansion plans under way”)
The Arcturus Theatre’s website is located here:
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.