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ScreenClassic commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jan 15, 2021 at 2:53 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga on Dec 29, 2020 at 4:17 am

As noted by CorusFTW, this was originally a Famous Players theatre under the Coliseum branding.

ScreenClassic commented about Landmark Pen Centre on Dec 14, 2020 at 5:21 am

CorusFTW, it was a SilverCity theatre at one point.

ScreenClassic commented about 1959 photo credit Fred Herzog. on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:44 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Starlite Drive-In on Nov 8, 2020 at 12:27 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Paramount Theatre 1 & 2 on Jul 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm

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)

ScreenClassic commented about Paramount Theatre 1 & 2 on Jul 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Landmark Cinemas Paramount on Jul 5, 2020 at 3:21 pm

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).

ScreenClassic commented about Hyland Theatre on Jun 25, 2020 at 8:33 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 25, 2020 at 8:21 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Star Cinema on May 27, 2020 at 1:27 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Strand Theatre on May 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm

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)

ScreenClassic commented about Golden Cinema on May 14, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Seating arrangement for the original screen in the Golden Cinema now uploaded to the photo section.

ScreenClassic commented about Golden Cinema on May 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Star Cinema on Apr 28, 2020 at 1:23 am

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)

ScreenClassic commented about Star Cinema on Apr 28, 2020 at 1:11 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Odeon #2 on Mar 15, 2020 at 3:44 am

This was the auditorium I was in when I went to see Juno at the Odeon back in 2008.

ScreenClassic commented about Lyric Theatre on Mar 8, 2020 at 5:13 pm

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Lincoln Theatre on Feb 21, 2020 at 8:58 am

The Lincoln has since been extensively renovated and now serves as office space, as seen in its current Google Maps street view.

ScreenClassic commented about Landmark Cinemas Eagle Ridge on Feb 15, 2020 at 11:21 am

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

ScreenClassic commented about Prairie City Cinema on Dec 8, 2019 at 8:00 am

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

ScreenClassic commented about Loft Cinemas on Nov 27, 2019 at 9:56 am

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Deono Theatre on Nov 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm

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.

ScreenClassic commented about Clova Cinema on Nov 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm

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

ScreenClassic commented about Collingwood Cinema on Oct 26, 2019 at 5:31 am

Now operates as the Jesus Is Lord Church, as seen in recent Google Maps views.