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Construction fencing is up, demolition is imminent.
David here, just a quick note… This Vancouver Archives photo is from 1974, during the rebuilding of Granville Street into a transit mall.
Lease with Famous Players ended in 1955, closed in 1961, demolished December 1966-January 1967 (Victoria Daily Times, 14 December 1966)
I agree with CSWalczak, that’s the old Uptown Theatre.
The original Broadway Theatre was actually at Main and Broadway, opened October 16 1916 according to Moving Picture World.
^^ I was at the 2:45 PM showing of Police Academy 5 at the Plaza on March 18 1988.
The correct order of names for this theatre are:
Odeon Hastings (1946)
This is the Metro Theatre at 736 12th Street in New Westminster, apparently closed in 1955. The building still stands today. http://www.heritagebanquethall.ca/index.php/rooms.html
“A comfortable minimum number of seats”… that’s one spin to put on it.
Sorry, but there were two Scott’s cafes. The one that existed on Granville Street until the 70s,and its 1970s replacement on the south side of the 500 block of West Georgia between Seymour and Richards.
Proof:This 1981 photo which clearly shows the second Scott’s Cafe east of Seymour.
As I said before, it was this second Scott’s that became a White Spot.
There was never a White Spot on the site of the Strand Theatre, which occupied the southwest corner of Georgia and Seymour. This corner is now occupied by the Scotia Tower.
Hope this helps ;)
Regent opened Friday January 8th 1926 and closed in 1957 according to Heritage Burnaby. They appear to have the documentation to back that up.
This is a different Paradise Theatre.
Minor quibble, the Coronet opened July 8 1964
Cassidy Drive-in opened in May 1954
Opened October 5 1939 at 6:45PM
It was known as the Olympia until at least 1982. As I recall it was renamed the Roxy when it became a Landmark Theater along with the Towne and the Savoy.
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
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.
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
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…
Plaza opened Wednesday, September 2 1936
Summer of ‘77, time to dress warmly and see if this “Star Wars” is really “The Year’s Best Movie”…
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
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