Palace Theatre

698 Rue Sainte Catherine O.,
Montreal, QC H3B

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theatrefan on December 13, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Not much is left of any Movie Palace in Montreal unfortunately. From the Montreal Gazette-

ohserase on December 12, 2016 at 8:37 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 on October 4, 2016 at 9:58 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 on February 12, 2015 at 7:08 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 on March 6, 2014 at 11:03 pm

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

gordonmcleod on January 27, 2014 at 3:19 am

It had I believe a Moller Theatre organ

ohserase on September 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Front entrance is now a Five Guys Burgers restaurant.

spectrum on December 15, 2010 at 4:48 am

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

Clairette on April 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm

The same place as Centre Metafloria

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Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 3:17 pm

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

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Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 3:08 pm

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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