Palace Theatre

698 Rue Sainte Catherine O.,
Montreal, QC H3B

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theatrefan
theatrefan on December 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Not much is left of any Movie Palace in Montreal unfortunately. From the Montreal Gazette- http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/little-trace-remains-of-montreals-glamorous-theatre-era

ohserase
ohserase on December 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Burger restaurant in the front, the back is now offices. I asked if there was anything left of the cinema, was told no, completely re-modelled. When the Lowes was converted to five screens in 1976, the designer did his best to keep the original look. Sadly for the Palace, it was completely gutted in 1980. I never went when it was one screen, only when it was a six plex.

theatrefan
theatrefan on October 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Wasn’t this the first theatre in Canada to exhibit a motion picture with sound in Canada? I seem to recall reading that at one time.

theatrefan
theatrefan on February 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Is there anything else in here beside the Burger place? This theatre was gutted to the bare walls when it was converted into a sixplex by United Theatres in 1980.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

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

gordonmcleod
gordonmcleod on January 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

It had I believe a Moller Theatre organ

ohserase
ohserase on September 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

Front entrance is now a Five Guys Burgers restaurant.

spectrum
spectrum on December 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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

Clairette
Clairette on April 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

The same place as Centre Metafloria

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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