Atwater Theatre

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

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ohserase
ohserase on May 24, 2013 at 8:52 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.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

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

rivest266
rivest266 on November 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 9:55 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 December 24, 2009 at 12:54 am

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.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 24, 2009 at 12:51 am

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

rivest266
rivest266 on October 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm

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

and View link

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on October 14, 2009 at 3:30 am

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 10, 2009 at 2:03 am

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 August 17, 2009 at 9:08 am

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

PeterD
PeterD on July 24, 2009 at 2:24 am

Star Wars ran here for at least two years (1977-1978) first downstairs, then up. I remember driving in on my motorcycle from Pointe Claire to see it here more than 35 times! I recall that when they moved the print upstairs the projectionist re-cued it for the automation in that booth, and he applied the changeover tape about 2 seconds too soon, so about two seconds of reel 4 was always cut off (despite my repeated protests, may I add).

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 26, 2005 at 10:59 am

There was a Westmount Theatre operating in 1941 in Montreal. Seating capacity was given as 1,302.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 26, 2005 at 10:55 am

I believe I saw Who’ll stop the Rain here in 1978. Was there a Montreal movie theatre actually called the “Westmount”?