ByTowne Cinema

325 Rideau Street,
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y4

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ByTowne Theatre

The 770-seat (originally 940 seat) Bytowne Cinema opened as the Nelson Cinema back in 1947.

The Nelson Cinema had a successful forty year run, and the theater closed in 1987. It was taken over by the independent operators who had operated the Towne Cinema after its lease had expire. It was renovated and reopened in June 1989 as the ByTowne Cinema.

Today, the ByTowne Cinema is Ottawa’s premier venue for first run art, independent, and foreign films.

Contributed by Chad Irish, Alain Miguelez

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herve on September 30, 2002 at 1:29 pm

i wish to know if the bytowne cinema will display the movie “la turbulence des fluides” from Manon Briand

DavidZornig on May 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

March 15, 1974 photo added credit City of Ottawa Archives CA024656.

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