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Splashcat66 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade on Jan 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm

Construction fencing is up, demolition is imminent.

https://youtu.be/Zl9WA8s6vew

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Splashcat66 commented about Circa 1972 photo as Eve Theatre courtesy David Banks. on Nov 26, 2020 at 9:07 am

David here, just a quick note… This Vancouver Archives photo is from 1974, during the rebuilding of Granville Street into a transit mall.

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Splashcat66 commented about Dominion Theatre on Jun 12, 2020 at 1:11 pm

Lease with Famous Players ended in 1955, closed in 1961, demolished December 1966-January 1967 (Victoria Daily Times, 14 December 1966)

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Splashcat66 commented about Uptown Cinema Centre on Oct 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm

I agree with CSWalczak, that’s the old Uptown Theatre.

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Splashcat66 commented about Broadway Theatre on Sep 28, 2019 at 8:41 am

The original Broadway Theatre was actually at Main and Broadway, opened October 16 1916 according to Moving Picture World.

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Splashcat66 commented about Venue on Aug 21, 2019 at 9:19 am

^^ I was at the 2:45 PM showing of Police Academy 5 at the Plaza on March 18 1988.

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Splashcat66 commented about Majestic Theatre on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

The correct order of names for this theatre are:

Pantages (1917) Beacon (1930) Odeon Hastings (1946) Majestic (1958)

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Splashcat66 commented about Metro Theatre on Feb 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

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

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Splashcat66 commented about Patricia Theatre on Jan 25, 2019 at 9:22 pm

https://youtu.be/e2a_fTQFwA4

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Splashcat66 commented about Paradise Theatre on Jan 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm

“A comfortable minimum number of seats”… that’s one spin to put on it.

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Splashcat66 commented about Strand Theater on Dec 3, 2018 at 7:38 am

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.

https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/700-seymour-street-east-side https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/3/8/384764/87cf2205-ddc4-4724-854d-973cf3ce400e-A73609.jpg

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 ;)

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Splashcat66 commented about Regent Theatre on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Regent opened Friday January 8th 1926 and closed in 1957 according to Heritage Burnaby. They appear to have the documentation to back that up.

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Splashcat66 commented about Paradise Theatre on May 3, 2018 at 7:08 am

This is a different Paradise Theatre.

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Splashcat66 commented about Deco relief from the former Paradise Theatre (1938) on Apr 11, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Minor quibble, the Coronet opened July 8 1964

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Splashcat66 commented about Cassidy Drive-In on Mar 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Cassidy Drive-in opened in May 1954

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Splashcat66 commented about Varsity Theatre on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Opened October 5 1939 at 6:45PM

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Splashcat66 commented about Roxy Theatre on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:41 pm

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.

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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 Theatre 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