Atwater Theatre

Place Alexis Nihon,
Montreal-Westmount, QC H3Z 3C1

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Opened on April 24, 1967 on the Metro Level, the Atwater II followed on the Fashion Level on August 22, 1969.

The downstairs auditorium was twinned down the middle in 1979 resulting in three screens.

In 1986, a third screen was added at Metro Level, while the Fashion Level cinema was gutted to make way for a food court.

The Atwater finally closed on Jan 3, 2001 because of competition from Famous Players Paramount and AMC’s Forum 22 across the street. Zeller’s and another store now occupy this space.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

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Azzaelea
Azzaelea on August 17, 2009 at 1:08 am

An archived article from April ‘97 on the expansion of the Atwater—> View link

rivest266
rivest266 on October 9, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Nice find, Elissa, I guess that AMC across the street scared than away. Peter, Star Wars did not open here, it opened at Place Victoria, Place Bonaventure, Cote Des Neiges (both screens), CP Chateauguay and CP St. Eustache. Star Wars played its 1997 reissue here. The cinema I downstairs had 70mm.

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on October 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Does ANYBODY have a picture of this multiplex? It’s so hard to believe that despite 30+ years of operation, nobody seems to have posted any photographs of it online.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm

An overexposed photo of the cinema can be found at my Montreal document on page four at View link

and View link

rivest266
rivest266 on December 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

1967 article (lots about the mall on these pages)
View link

rivest266
rivest266 on December 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm

There was an EXPO 67 rash of new cinemas downtown, all in the Underground city
March 31st, Place Du Canada (Odeon)
April 18th, Place Bonaventure
April 20th, Atwater
December 22nd, The Cinema at Westmount Square.

All are gone now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 1:55 am

A small photo of the lobby of the Odeon Atwater Theatre from Boxoffice, September 25, 1967.

A view of the lobby from the opposite direction appeared in Boxoffice of January 15, 1968.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Joe, links are now dead, therefore I uploaded a picture of it here.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

New facebook page of pictures at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.469268579798850.107459.451057244953317&type=1

ohserase
ohserase on May 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

First movie I saw here was “Xanadu” in 1980, on screen one. The last was the re-release of “Heavy Metal” in 1996 on screen one. They had just installed the Sony Dynamic Digital Sound system. The only time I saw a movie when screen three was on the fashion level was “Time Bandits” in 1981. I miss this run of the mill mall cinema.

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