Le Spectrum

318 Sainte-Catherine West,
Montreal, QC H2X

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The Alouette Theatre opened on March 6, 1952. The 1,325-seat movie house has all seating on a single level. It was renamed Pigalle Theatre in 1974. Owned by Famous Players, this theater was a roadshow house from 1956-1970.

Closed as a concert venue on August 5, 2007, plans were approved for demolition in February 2008. It was demolished in September 2008.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

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rivest266
rivest266 on October 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Lost Memory, The Le Spectrum has been demolished to make room for a Best Buy and a office tower (read: parking lot)
article in French
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 22, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for the update Mike. I can’t read the article but the photo pretty much tells the story.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 15, 2008 at 10:44 am

Lost Memory, I took these photos late in October, see then at http://flickr.com/photos/30943004@N00/3032690646/ and View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 15, 2008 at 11:02 am

Thanks Mike. Nice photos of a sad event. It looks like they demolished alot more than just the theater building. I hope the local residents enjoy their new Best Buy store.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 20, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Lost Memory I finally found the grand opening ad for the Alouette, it was billed as “Le nouveau cinéma français de distinction” at View link .
The demolation has has completed.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 20, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Nice work Mike. The introduction above should be changed to March 1952 as the opening date.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 12, 2009 at 2:55 pm

1950s photo of the theatre as the Alouette.

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