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Splashcat66 commented about Strand Theater on Dec 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

The (now demolished) White Spot was on the 500 block of W. Georgia, not the site of the Strand.

That White Spot was once “Scott’s Cafe” into the early ‘80s

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Splashcat66 commented about Lyric Theater on Oct 26, 2013 at 8:26 am

Some dates

Orpheum opened March 17 1913 … … … Lyric opened July 26 1935 … … International Cinema closed December 10 1960 Lyric opened November 6 1964 Lyric closed March 23 1969

The offices first appear in the 1915 Vancouver City directory.

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Splashcat66 commented about Paradise Theatre on Oct 1, 2013 at 3:30 am

Studio/Eve/Lyric/Towne/Studio/Paradise/Tonic/Joe' Apartment.

Caligula was the first movie when the name changed to Towne. I uploaded a Vancouver Sun clipping.

Google bernice gerard towne for a July 1981 protest

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Splashcat66 commented about Bay Theatre on Jul 19, 2013 at 2:33 am

November 10 1938 Mayor Miller Opens New West End Picture House

Owned and operated by Bay Theatres Ltd. Capacity 760. Simplex E7 Projectors. Latest Scientific Sound Reproduction…

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uPBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=J4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1094%2C1417814

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Splashcat66 commented about Venue on Jul 17, 2013 at 2:00 am

Plaza opened Wednesday, September 2 1936

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jPRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3363%2C30387

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Splashcat66 commented about Vogue Theatre on Feb 23, 2013 at 7:15 am

Summer of ‘77, time to dress warmly and see if this “Star Wars” is really “The Year’s Best Movie”…

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/6676991.bin

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Splashcat66 commented about Coronet Theatre on Feb 23, 2013 at 6:20 am

July 8 1964. $200,000 later The Coronet opens. Striking Decor? Must have been removed in ‘76 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qpVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TooNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4089%2C1808457

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Splashcat66 commented about Venue on Feb 23, 2013 at 6:01 am

March 1963, the Odeon opened with Lawrence of Arabia. I didn’t attend, but did make a point of attending the first matinee at the Plaza in 1988. Lawrence of Arabia 6 or was it Police Academy 6?

Anyone interested history should read this.. scroll right. Plaza->Odeon Paradise->Coronet. Next? Nova->Totem. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=q5VlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TooNAAAAIBAJ&pg=7286%2C1999246

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Splashcat66 commented about Paradise Theatre on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:49 am

919 Granville was once again “Studio” between Towne and Paradise.. no giant S though http://vancouverneon.com/images3/herzog/studio1958.jpg