Monkland Theatre

5504 Avenue Monkland,
Montreal, QC H4B

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Opened on 7 March 1930 with Lupe Velez in “Tiger Roase” and Jack Buchanan in “Paris”. The Monkland Theatre was considered the best ‘atmospheric’ style movie theatre in Montreal. Interior decorations were carried out by interior designer Emmanuel Briffa.

It was located on Avenue Monkland in the West End district of the city and was built for and operated by the United Amusement Theatres chain.

The Monkland normally played double-bill features and it was well maintained right up until United Amusement Theatres closed it as a regular movie theatre in 1981. It had a short period of use as a repertory house and was and was then gutted in 1985.

Today the building is in various commercial uses.

Contributed by Graeme McBain, Ken Roe

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mjutras
mjutras on May 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Thanks for posting some pictures. I work there in 1980, this was my first of 12 cinemas I worked at as an assistant manager. Good memories.

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