Odeon Theatre

2101 33rd Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB T2T 1Z7

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Marc and Mada Jenkins opened the Marda Theatre on January 17, 1952 with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis in “At War with the Army”. Marda was a combination of their two names. It was renamed Odeon Theatre on March 26, 1964. It was twinned on June 20, 1975. The theatre closed in 1988 and was demolished in 1990.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 28, 2010 at 8:49 am

This page from the Alberta Online Encyclopedia mentions the Odeon Theatre and gives its address as 2101 33 Avenue SW. I’ve been unable to pin down the period of the name change (or even the original source of the name change) from Marda to Odeon, so I’m not sure if this was the same Odeon Theatre that hosted Calgary’s road show run of “The Sound of Music” which is listed at 03.31.1965 on this Cinema Treasures news post.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

This opened on January 18th, 1952 and reopened as Odeon on March 26th, 1964. 2 cinemas in 1975 and closed in 1988. 1964 opening ad uploaded in the photo section.

menright
menright on August 4, 2015 at 10:56 am

Here’s a link to a photo of the theatre. I recall seeing a film or 2 there back in the 80’s. Link to Marda Theatre

rivest266
rivest266 on October 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Became a twin cinema on June 20th, 1975. A small ad posted in the photo section.

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