Coronet Theatre

836 Yates Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 1L8

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ScreenClassic on February 13, 2018 at 11:27 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

JBottero on January 12, 2015 at 12:57 am

Closed, but not demolished…

ScreenClassic on June 19, 2011 at 6:31 am

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.

MarilynT on July 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

“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.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on April 16, 2006 at 10:38 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.