Towne Cinemas

280 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M9

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

Closed as a movie theatre in 2004, but was used for live music for a number of years afterwards.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2008/02/21/downtown-theatre-put-emotions-into-motion

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 9, 2014 at 7:06 am

This was built in 1913 as the Griffin Opera House. As seen on the marquee, the lat incarnation was spelled Town Cinemas (not Towne Cinema).

http://miscdisorders.blogspot.com/2012/07/birth-of-town-cinemas.html

TivFan
TivFan on October 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

There has been talk, for years about restoring this theatre. I think this was the Opera House, way before the Palace and 1945 date. Take the google view, and see the awsome rear view of the building/auditorium (Carlise/look left and Head Street).