Palace Theatre

698 Rue Sainte Catherine O.,
Montreal, QC H3B

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rivest266 on March 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

June 26th, 1981 grand opening ads in English and French in photo section.

gordonmcleod on January 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

It had I believe a Moller Theatre organ

ohserase on September 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

Front entrance is now a Five Guys Burgers restaurant.

spectrum on December 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm

The building is still there, looks like it houses a number of retail establishments.

Clairette on April 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

The same place as Centre Metafloria

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 12, 2005 at 2:52 pm

The screens could be set to 6 since the timeline lists it as re-opening in 1981 with 6 cinemas.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 12, 2005 at 10:41 am

Timeline for the Allen/Palace theater from Montreal Movie Theatre History site:

The Allen opens on May 20, 1921
Spring 1922 the Allen is bought by Famous Players for $19,000 and renames it the Palace.
Sept 1 1928 The first Talking picture opens at the Palace.
1935 Renovated.
October 1953 The Palace shows the first wide-screen movie “The Robe” in CinemaScope. Prices were $.75 in the mornings, $1 for matinees and $1.50 evenings, the ad reads: “CinemaScope the modern miracle you see without glasses”.
July 1980 Closed and Renovated.
1981 Reopens with six modern cinemas.
1995 The Palace becomes a discount house.
Oct 1999 Notice at the entrance asking for approval for conversion into a parking Garage.
Jan 2000 Closes.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 10:17 am

This old postcard shows several Rue Saint Catherine movie theatres including the Cinema de Paris, Palace, Capitol, Strand, Loew’s.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 10:08 am

Here is a postcard from the 1940s or 1950s showing Rue Sainte Catherine with the Palace Theatre visible on the right.
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