Loew's Theatre

952 Rue Sainte. Catherine Ouest,
Montreal, QC H3B 1H1

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DavidZornig on December 4, 2017 at 2:27 am

1955 photo added via Michael Granger.

bluegrass on August 5, 2017 at 2:47 am

I am very interested reading a post by dkidger from June 5 , 2012. He states that his father was manager at this Loews in Montreal in the 1960’s. Interestingly , my uncle John Peter Reidy was also a manager at that Loews late 50’s until the night he died at his desk in the theatre on September 9 , 1962. My sister was the last person in the family to see him alive. He would always tell us to come on down to Loews and ask for him at the entrance. He was also a member of the Canadian Motion Pictures Pioneers Association , having spent several years in Los Angeles working as an actor for Universal during the Silent era. If anyone can add to this I would be grateful as I am trying to find out as much as I can about his days in Los Angeles.

ohserase on October 25, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Last movie I saw there was “Boogie Nights” on October 31st, 1997. Cinema 3. Loved going to the Loews as it was part of Montreal cinema history. When split into 5 screens, the designer did his best to keep the original look. Unlike the Palace, when gutted into 6 screens, all of it’s former glory was gone. I read that the Capitol, torn down in 1973, was Montreal’s grandest movie palace.

theatrefan on July 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Thanks rivest266, currently in Street View the entrance looks it got turned into a LOLE Clothing store after Foot Locker moved out last year.

rivest266 on May 28, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Theatre fan, try Street View.

17 décembre 1976 langue française ouverture publicité

theatrefan on February 12, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Does anybody have any photo’s of this theatre in it’s current condition? I hope a lot of Lamb’s details survived in the transitions from the Famous Players Five-plex to Club Med World to it’s current use as retail & gym.

MJP on January 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm

When you go into the health club you can see how this could easily be restoredas a performing arts centre. It is such a waste as a health club.

Come one Evenko step up to the plate and make it happen.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on January 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm

With the help of Jay Schmitt, I was recently able to identify this photograph taken by George Mann as Loew’s Theatre in Montreal as it appeared in 1931.

DavidDymond on December 17, 2013 at 4:43 am

This theatre was originally built by a consortium of people for Loew’s but didn’t do very well — so Famous Players Canadian Corporation acquired this theatre in around 1927. The operating name was Mansfield Theatre Company.

rivest266 on June 6, 2012 at 1:01 am

Fire insurance plan of the theatre at http://services.banq.qc.ca/sdx/cep/document.xsp?app=ca.BAnQ.sdx.cep&db=notice&id=0000174385&n=89&col=pai&order=ascendant&f=region_nav&v=montreal%23%23%23Montr%C3%A9al&sortfield=date_publication&&p=5&chpp=20&dbrqp=query_notice&qid=sdx_q0&eview=CARTES_PLANS/174385/174385_59.tif

The theatre was heated from a building at the site of 4 PVM. The heat went underneath Mansfield to the Sun Life Bdg and than to the Loew’s.

dkidger on June 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

my dad was manger of loews in 1960,s and i used to play in the theater as i grew up i explored .Ifound a basment with tunnels that ran under the theater as far the sun life building loews was a grand theater

mjutras on May 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I worked there in 1978 as an usher, I think we were at least 20 ushers at that time, we had so much fun there, used to go sit behind the big screen in Cinema1. On Saturday nights all ushers were working at the same time, each of us were making animal noises in the main lobby, it sounded like a real jungle. I remember lots of cool people from that time, unfortunately they are all only in memory.

TLSLOEWS on January 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Thanks for posting the photo and Ads rivest266.

rivest266 on January 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I posted a postcard picture along with the grand opening ads from 1917 and 1976.

robboehm on March 2, 2011 at 4:10 am

While in Montreal for Expo 67 I saw Two For the Road here. English with French subtitles. As with smart films playing in foreign markets (I remember the audience in Ghent at a Touch of Class sitting silently while I was laughing)it didn’t go over too well with the locals.

TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Thanks Mike for the information.

TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 2:59 am

Thanks Mike Rivest,what is bill 101?

rivest266 on August 12, 2010 at 2:45 am

In the 1970’s it changed from Loew’s to Loews 5 (and Eaton’s to Eaton) due to bill 101.

TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 1:57 am

Mike opening day ad says Loews Vaudeville Theatres.A.K.A?

TLSLOEWS on May 29, 2010 at 12:40 am

Great postcard veiw Don Lewis.

rivest266 on December 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Grand opening ad from the Gazette View link

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm

From the early 1970s, a postcard view of Loew’s in Montreal.


TLSLOEWS on November 5, 2009 at 4:03 am

Great site and pictures.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 7:50 pm

Here’s another from the 1960s with Loew’s, the Pigalle, the Capitol.