Cine-Parc Chateauguay

104 Ste-Marguerite Est,
Mericer, QC

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A timeline:

  • August 14,1970 opened, it was billed as “Canada’s first bilingual all year drive-in theatre”

  • 1970’s sold to Canadian Theatres

  • 1975 owner: J. Laberge

  • 1977 sold to Canadian Odeon Theatres

  • 1980 2 more screens

  • 1984 became part of Cineplex Odeon

  • July 2001 robbed of $5,000

  • Labour Day weekend 2005: shows last movies

  • May 2006 boarded up with sign “Cine-Parc Odeon in Boucherville. It was the oldest drive-in in Quebec”

Screen 1 700 cars

Screen 2 512 cars

Screen 3 460 cars

Total 1,672 cars

Contributed by Mike Rivest

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on August 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Pictures of the Cine-Parc Chateauguay can be found here—>
http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/xxtchat

ohserase
ohserase on May 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

My second favorite drive-in cine-parc after the Dollard Drive-In. Saw “Star Wars” here in 1977, when it was only one screen. In 1980, two screens were added. Here is a list of what I saw, if memory serves correct 1980 – Screen 2 – Smokey and the Bandit 2 with Little Miss Marker 1981 – Screen 3 – Heavy Metal with Used Cars 1982 – Screen 1 – Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with The Border 1984 – Screen 1 – Ghostbusters with Where the Boys are 84 1985 – Screen 3 – Back to the Future with Brewster’s Millions 1987 – Screen 2 – La Bamba with Roxanne 1987 – Screen 2 – Full Metal Jacket with The Mosquito Coast By the early 1990s, it was mostly French films. 2004 – Screen 3 – Spiderman 2 with 13 going on 30. By this time, it was run down. Had to leave as we were being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Looks like they had not mowed the grass all summer. One of the few times an English movie was shown during it’s last years. Very sad that there is nothing left but an empty field. Back in the day, they did not follow the Quebec Censor Board ratings. Most movies I saw in the early 80s were all rated “14 Years”, and even if you were with a parent, indoor cinemas and the Dollard Drive In would not let you in if you were under 14. Chateauguay didn’t care and let anyone in. I was only nine in 1982. I was hoping someone would of purchased it, cleaned it up, and had at least one screen for English movies, but that never happened. Cineplex owned it, and they pulled the plug; they don’t care about drive ins, only making money.

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