Centre Mall 8

1145 Barton Street,
@ The Centre Mall,
Hamilton, ON

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The Centre Mall 8 was known as the Centre Twin when it opened back in 1969.

In 1989, the twin added six more screens to its theater and became known as the Centre Mall 8.

The theatre closed in 2001 and, in a trend that was once immensely popular around the United Kingdom, became a bingo palace.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

hamiltongirl on October 16, 2004 at 12:16 pm

I miss this theatre. My friends and I used to go in and pay for one movie, and see two or three. Very easy to sneak around there. Maybe that is one reason it closed??? I feel bad now!!!

FilmFan101 on July 2, 2006 at 10:45 am

This theatre’s status should be changed to closed/demolished. It was torn down in the spring of 2006 to make way for a $100 million renovation of the Centre Mall properties.

mortonbg on February 26, 2008 at 10:26 pm

This was the 2 screen theatre I saw the original STAR WARS at least 12 times or so in the summer of 1977.

The addition of the former Canadian Tire store on the west side of the original theatre added the extra 6 small screens.

It has been completely demolished now. Not any great loss as a historical building, but still fondly remembered by me at least.

jpyoung on March 15, 2009 at 6:08 am

I miss this theatre soo much. Fiesta Mall and Center Mall are gone now and I mourn their passing.

TivFan on May 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

I remember…ah, the good old days. I remember when the twin cinemas opened here—the first twin theaters in the city. They were call the Centre Twin Cinemas, and the auditoriums were named EAST and WEST (they faced south). They were run by NGC (National General Cinemas?). They were both great theaters, and pretty big. I remember skipping school to see “The Godfather” at a Wednesday matinee…too busy at night. And “Blazing Saddles” ran for over a year! Kids, them was the days when a movie didn’t open on two thousand screens across North America. Then “Jaws” came out the next year and changed all that! Right? I saw “Star Wars” there, too.

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