Loew's Theatre

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

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MJP
MJP on January 12, 2014 at 11:27 am

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 7:54 am

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
DavidDymond on December 16, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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
rivest266 on June 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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
dkidger on June 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

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
mjutras on May 14, 2012 at 1:18 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
TLSLOEWS on January 4, 2012 at 10:32 am

Thanks for posting the photo and Ads rivest266.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

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

robboehm
robboehm on March 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

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
TLSLOEWS on August 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

Thanks Mike for the information.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Thanks Mike Rivest,what is bill 101?

rivest266
rivest266 on August 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Great postcard veiw Don Lewis.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

Grand opening ad from the Gazette View link

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 7, 2009 at 7:05 am

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

Don…

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 4, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Great site and pictures.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 10:50 am

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

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 7:34 am

This old postcard shows several Rue Saint Catherine movie theatres including the Cinema de Paris, Palace, Capitol, Strand, Loew’s.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 18, 2004 at 4:00 pm

a gym is opening in jan. 2005 in the auditorium section of the building, it is called club mansfield and the website is at clubmansfield.ca. it will be quite a gym.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 17, 2004 at 5:46 am

The theatre was similar in size and design to Lamb’s Palace Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, which had its grand opening on that same day (November 19, 1917)!

kissy107
kissy107 on July 7, 2004 at 10:02 am

In the wake of modern suburban movie theatre chains, the Loews Theatre was the one cinema that still managed to covey to its visitors the pure magic of ‘an evening at the movies’. I do not understand why it was abandoned, and why not a soul has stepped forward to restore this movie theatre to its original status of “Grande Dame” ruling over St. Catherine’s Street. In my opinion, it was a true Montreal landmark, and it saddens me to see it advance in the various stages of its final decay.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 7, 2004 at 3:40 pm

a Foot Locker store opened in the entryway of the Loew’s on June 7,2004, the main auditorium area with a seperate entrance on Mansfield is still “a vendre ou louer”

rivest266
rivest266 on December 17, 2003 at 4:27 pm

Club Med World closed in March 2003, the building is now up for sale, no takers as of Dec 2003

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