Globe Cinema

617 8th Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB T2P 1H1

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Globe Cinema

Opened as as replacement to the single screen Towne Cinema on 7th Avenue (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Towne Cinema Red & Towne Cinema Blue opened on June 13, 1974. Seating was listed at 756 with 378 in each auditorium. The theatre closed for a short time in 1995 until Landmark Cinemas took over operations and it was renamed Globe Cinema, reopening on November 3, 1995. In operation today playing first run attractions, since 2016 it has been operated by Riley’s Entertainment.

Contributed by Chuck

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rivest266
rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Grand opening ad from March 19th, 1965 uploaded in the photo section.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on May 12, 2017 at 2:54 am

The Globe is no longer part of Landmark and has not been since 2016, as it has not been listed among Landmark’s theatres since then. It’s now an independent under the ownership of Riley’s Entertainment and its current website is here:

Globe Cinema website

Also in addition to Landmark (which originally ran it), Cineplex Odeon ran this theatre when it was the Towne from 1985 (see link below) until 1995, when Landmark took back over and renamed it the Globe.

Calgary Herald movie listings – September 27, 1985 (Towne included in Cineplex Odeon listings by this point)

rivest266
rivest266 on October 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm

March 19th, 1965 grand opening ad posted.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm

It was twinned June 13, 1974 when it became the Towne Cinema Red and Towne Cinema Blue. Which should be added as previous names. The twinning grand opening coincided with the closing two weeks earlier of the original Towne Cinema located at 337 7th Avenue S.W., after it’s 8 month run of “American Graffiti”. That original Towne Cinema was then demolished. I am adding a page for that original Towne Cinema, which along with this Towne Cinema Red and Town Cinema Blue were owned by Hector Ross.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Announcement of the June 13, 1974 twinning and opening of the Towne Cinema Red and Towne Cinema Blue, from the final night May 30, 1974 print ad of the original Towne Cinema on 7th Avenue, from it’s CT page.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/62557/photos/307061

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