Odeon Theatre

233 Second Avenue South,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1K8

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Constructed in 1913, the Victoria Theatre was rebuilt in the 1930’s, as a Spanish-Mediterranean/ Atmospheric style, similar to that of nearby Capitol Theatre.

By the 1943, it was known as The Tivoli Theatre.

A more modern facade was added in 1965, prompting yet another name change; this time to the Odeon Theatre from August 1965.

As of July 2009, the exterior and interior of this theatre have been extensively renovated, and are now part of the Odeon Events Centre.

Contributed by Elissa Hamilton

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Azzaelea
Azzaelea on July 29, 2009 at 8:11 am

They’ve transformed this former beauty into a big ugly nothing.
You can find a picture of the Odeon (ex-Tivoli) in her heyday here—>
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My heart bleeds!

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on July 29, 2009 at 9:38 am

The Odeon stopped showing movies in the mid-1980s.

pkool
pkool on January 2, 2010 at 5:40 am

Hi Eissa,

I worked at the Odeon Theatre from July 1979 until January 1986 as assistant manager and subsequesntly Manager when the current manager retired ( Nelson Warner ) who had been in the theatre business for over 50 years! When I started in 1979 the theatre was owned / operated by the Odeon Morton Theatre chain. They were a family owned operation and treated everyone very well. Eventually, they sold out to Canadian Odeon Theatres out of Toronto and then to Cineplex Odeon Corporation.
Cineplex Odeon started the ever popular $2.00 Tuesdays and every week we were able to sell that 606 seat theatre out!!!
I was offered a transfer to a triple screen theatre ( Coronet Conemas ) in Regina in 1986. The theatre was then managed by Ernie Cross. Mr Cross eventually was transfered over to the Pacific Cinemas and took over management when the Odeon was closed.

pkool
pkool on January 2, 2010 at 6:07 am

One more point to make. I hired young 17/18 year old “ candy girl ” while I was Assistant Manager of the Odeon. I’m happy to say that that Candy Girl and I have been married for many years and have 2 sons!!! That’s SHOW BIZ I guess!!

rivest266
rivest266 on February 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm

1930 and 1965 grand opening ads can be found in the photo section.

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