Odeon Drive-In

4415 Portage Avenue,
Headingley, MB R4H 1C7

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Odeon Drive-In

The Odeon Drive-In opened in 1964 and is operated by Cineplex Odeon. The large drive-in had space for 998 cars. It was closed in April 2008 and has since been demolished

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YellowSunflowers on May 23, 2004 at 1:41 pm

Definetly agree that the DRIVE IN should be playing some of the old classic movies. Also the inside of the concession store REALLY could be updated!! I hate going in to that place. ( Yea I know, y bother sinking $$ into it, if its going under)
There is SOOOO much that can be done there and I really hope that they look into different ways of attracting more people.
Keep in mind that you may pay $8 to see ONE movie at silvercity, while at the drive in its $8 for TWO!! Or there’s carload night when u pack everyone in!!

rapidheart on May 30, 2004 at 6:28 pm

I’m told that after the 10,000+ signature petition that the Odean is staying open.

DriveInGirl on June 9, 2004 at 7:52 pm

The petition reached 11,000 signatures and now Cineplex Galaxy has agreed to keep the Odeon open for atleast one more season. We now need to work together to make this season a successful one. Get out there as many times as you can and support this drive-in. Don’t sneak food in, spend a reasonable amount at the snack bar even if it’s just a drink and dont hode people in the trunk. It’s a beautiful drive-in with an amazing screen and it’s Winnipeg’s last. The un-official Odeon Drive-in site is now online at http://www.unodd.ca The site offers updates and events for the drive-in, a forum where visitors can discuss their ideas for the drive-in, feedback on the site and more. It also has drive-in facts, movie listings, and eventually a movie pole. I hope this will really help the Odeon Drive-in stay open for a long time

Gaelyn A.K.A “Drive-in GiRL”

grandcameo on January 4, 2006 at 7:05 pm

I think Mr. Anderson could’ve kept that site up this year, and even if he had a hissy fit with the company saving advertising dollars, he still could’ve helped promote it himself. Isn’t this all really a grassroots effort?

And in the newspaper, didn’t he say when his daughter was old enough, he wanted to take her there and share his “success story” with her? He was really the public’s face for revitalization, and then he just quit.

PGlenat on April 12, 2006 at 8:57 pm

It was announced today that the Odeon Drive-In will reopen for another season. Company sources said that although attendance had been slow during the week last year, weekend business was sufficient to warrant operating the theatre. That coupled with an over the winter letter writing campaign might have convinced them to try it again. Opening date is scheduled for May 19.

grandcameo on April 18, 2006 at 3:39 pm

I’ll see you there!

whitewolf2112 on March 18, 2008 at 5:43 pm

This past summer, I took my 5 year old nephew to the Odeon. I’d been there several times in the weeks before, but had never gone inside. The washrooms and concession area are a complete disgrace! When was the last time they cleaned the place? Honestly, if they were to just clean up and revamp the building a bit (paving the lot might be going a bit too far), I think it would be far more appealing and bring in more business.
However, that said, the overall experience was great… sitting in the comfort of your vehicle while watching a double feature like this is very cool! I will be there again when it opens (hopefully), and be bringing some friends.
I hope that the owners will be wise enough to sink a little money into it in order to draw more crowds in the future. The drive-in experience is totally unique.

Anyone remember when it was open year round?

PGlenat on April 10, 2008 at 5:40 am

The status of the Odeon Drive-In can now be changed to ‘Closed’. It was announced last night in a local tv news report that because of poor attendance the last two seasons Odeon management has decided not to reopen and are closing it permanently. The Odeon was the last drive-in theater left in the area. It was also reported that the property is available for sale.

grandcameo on November 29, 2014 at 7:30 am

Unfortunately, this listing should now read ‘demolished.’

dansdriveintheater on January 11, 2019 at 12:47 am

video of the screen being demolished! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4BuEp2O1H8

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