Park Theatre

3440 Cambie Street,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8

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Park Theater

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The Park Theatre opened on August 4, 1941 with 726 seats. It was recently renovated and is now open again. This theater shows art, specialty, Canadian, and high quality films. It was taken over by Cineplex Entertainment in March 2013.

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DonLewis
DonLewis on December 21, 2008 at 11:19 am

A 2005 view of the Park Theatre in Vancouver.

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm

A 2005 view of the Park Theater in Vancouver can really be seen here.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

A 2005 view of the Park Theatre in Vanouver.

rl_83
rl_83 on November 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

The Park was the only location in Vancouver to be equipped for “ SENSURROUND ” in 1974 for EARTHQUAKE.

Was a 35mm 4track MAG presentation.

hermangotlieb
hermangotlieb on February 16, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Leonard Schein and Tom Lightburn, owners of the Park and Festival Cinemas, have announced they have sold both theatres to Cineplex. The sale will be completed in March 2013.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on February 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

If Cineplex has both the Park and the Fifth Avenue, then that doesn’t bode well for the future of either theatre. When Cineplex first owned the Park, it originally closed that theatre down in 1990 before Schein took it over and reopened it about a month later.

hermangotlieb
hermangotlieb on February 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

The sale to Cineplex sounded a bit odd to me as well. Cineplex is a big fish that builds stadium-seat megaplexes, why would they want to sink money into 2 outdated theatres that run art films?

My guess is they will run them for a short period of time and then close them, striking two more theatres off their list of competitors. The properties are in good locations ripe for retail/condo development.

Cineplex is also building a huge megaplex at the foot of Cambie street along the Canada Line Skytrain which is easily accessible to the surrounding neighbourhood of the Park theatre.

I guess we’ll see what develops.

rl_83
rl_83 on February 27, 2013 at 6:52 am

I can almost guarantee you that they will no longer be programming art films there.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on March 17, 2013 at 4:35 am

The sale now appears to be official, as the Festival Cinemas website says that the Park is now part of Cineplex Entertainment.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Grand opening ad at

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TDNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1102%2C4083309

Also it can be found in the photo section.

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