Cinema Elysee

Rue Milton,
Montreal, QC H2X

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Cinema Elysee

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Opened as the Melody Cinema in 1955. On October 20, 1959 it was renamed Cinema Elysee. A year later on Octrober 14, 1960 it was twinned. Closed in 1987

In 1992 it reopened as the Festival Cinema and was taken over by Cineplex-Odeon and renamed Nouveau Elysee on September 8 1992. It was closed in 1995 and was demolished. It operated as a classy Montreal first-run art house for a number of decades.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 11, 2005 at 4:51 pm

I remember this as the place I first saw the Taviani Brothers' 1974 “Allonsanfan” starring Marcello Mastroianni, in 1979. In Italian with French subtitles.
Here is a photo I took of the Élysèe in 1989 or so.
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

“Elysee to Intensify Quality Film Plan” Article in Boxoffice magazine, November 18, 1963: CLICK HERE

rivest266
rivest266 on August 8, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Cela a ouvert avec un écran en tant que Melody en 1955 et a renommé Elysee le 20 octobre 1959 et est devenu le premier cinéma jumeau au Québec à partir du 14 octobre 1960. Les écrans étaient appelés Salle Alain Resnais et Salle Eisenstein. Il a été repris par Cinémas Unis en 1980 et a été fermé en 1987. Il a rouvert comme Festival en 1992 et a été repris par Cineplex Odeon et a renommé Nouveau Elysée en 1993 et a finalement été fermé et démoli pour Ex Centris en 1995. Grand public d'ouverture dans la photo section. Traduit en français par Google Translate.

  • This opened with one screen as Melody in 1955 and renamed Elysee on October 20th, 1959 and became the first twin cinema in Quebec as of October 14th, 1960. The screens were called Salle Alain Resnais and Salle Eisenstein. It was taken over by Cinémas Unis in 1980 and closed down in 1987. It reopened as Festival in 1992 and taken over by Cineplex Odeon and renamed Nouveau Elysee in 1993 and finally closed and demolished for Ex Centris in 1995. Grand opening ads in the photo section.

ohserase
ohserase on August 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm

In the summer of 1988, my sister had to see a live production for a CEGEP class. I went and the performance was in cinema one. I recall seeing a long staircase with arrows saying “Cinema 2”, and there was a lot of old clothing on the stairs. The place was not well kept. When it reopened as the Festival in 1992, I am sure the European version of the “Twin Peaks” pilot was shown here. Unfortunately I did not go.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm
  • Correction. Cela a rouvert comme Nouvel Elysée le 8 septembre 1992 et a été fermé à nouveau en 1995. Opéré par Cineplex Odeon.

  • Correction. This reopened as Nouvel Elysee on September 8th, 1992 and closed down again in 1995. Operated by Cineplex Odeon.

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