Le Spectrum

318 Sainte-Catherine West,
Montreal, QC H2X

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Le Spectrum

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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

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

RickB on January 18, 2007 at 2:23 am

“* January 11, 1974 became an French adult theatre called Le Pigalle. It was shortly renamed Eden and shown English adult movies.”

Waitaminit. There are people who care what language their porn is in?

rivest266 on January 18, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Contre la destruction du Spectrum – Against the destruction of the Spectrum

An online petition is at

rivest266 on September 27, 2008 at 7:28 am

Nice picture, Lost Memory. The demolation has not started yet for the Best Buy and office tower.

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
View link

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

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.

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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