Coronet Theatre

836 Yates Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 1L8

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Original Coronet exterior

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Originally opened in 1946 as the Atlas Theatre. It was taken over by Famous Players who closed in on April 30, 1966 for renovationds to be carried out. It reopened as the Coronet Theatre on June 23, 1966. It had 910 seats and was closed in 1990 by Famous Players. The theatre has been converted into an office building.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on April 16, 2006 at 2:38 pm

Part of downtown Victoria’s old “Theatre Row” which also contained the Haida, the Odeon and the Capitol. The last two theatres still stand as first-run multiplexes by Cineplex Odeon and Empire Theatres, respectively.

Building has been completely demolished and a new office building stands in its place.

Was a very good theatre in the day. Many seats, huge screens and also ran 70mm/6 track engagements.

MarilynT
MarilynT on July 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

“Eric C. Clarkson designed the Coronet Theatre (1936)” University of Victoria

The style is Art Deco/Moderne

It was not completely demolished. It closed in 1990 and is being used as office space. The exterior has been preserved.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on June 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm

This theatre first opened as the Atlas in 1946. I think it actually was renamed the Coronet in about 1965 or 1966 because it was listed as the Coronet at this address in the 1966 Victoria Yellow Pages.

JBottero
JBottero on January 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Closed, but not demolished…

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on February 13, 2018 at 3:27 am

This just in – the Atlas operated as an independent until it was acquired by Famous Players and closed for renovations on April 30, 1966, then reopened under FP ownership as the Coronet on June 23 that year (article below):

Atlas Theatre reopens as the Coronet, June 23, 1966

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